Now in its seventh year, the AVPN Conference will bring together a diverse group of funders and resource providers from around the globe to take part in the largest gathering of social investors in Asia. Recognising that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will only be met if mainstream private investors are also mobilising capital towards impact, AVPN is seeking to break down barriers to bring in the broader capital markets into the social investing network.
Our goal is to ensure social investors are best equipped to address key social challenges facing Asia today and in the future.
Sustainable finance has implications for corporations that are deepening their contribution to the SDGs, asset owners who are building a diversified yet sustainable investment portfolio, and increasingly complex public financing of various sizes that are looking for new capital. More guidelines, clarity and capability are needed to allow sustainable finance to thrive. Even for investors with well developed strategies for impact, there continues to be challenges in identifying opportunities.
The AVPN Conference 2019 will provide a cross-sector platform to explore what it will take to grow a vibrant sustainable finance landscape in Asia.
There is an urgent need to galvanize the entire social sector in Asia-Pacific on environment and climate change. At the AVPN Conference, the widest possible range of stakeholders will be brought together to discuss how to collectively develop the scale, support and investment for solutions on climate action.
More than 1 million child deaths could be averted each year by scaling up proven nutrition interventions. Yet the sector remains a neglected area of global health and development, accounting for less than 1 percent of global foreign aid. Each of these interventions can have life-changing implications across many countries in Asia, however more funding from a variety of stakeholders must be sourced to partner and collaborate on these solutions.
PresidentWilliam and Flora Hewlett Foundation, USA
CEOLever for Change
Co-Founder, ChairGrowald Family Fund, USA
Founder, Executive DirectorEducate Girls, India
Vice President, Global Policy & AdvocacyThe Rockefeller Foundation
President - Asia PacificKellogg Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
CEOThe Power of Nutrition
Chairman and CEOEdelweiss Financial Services Ltd
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founderGlobal Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
Editor-in-ChiefStanford Social Innovation Review
Co-Founder and CEOPurpose
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