The Power of Networks

Themed 'The Power Networks', the 8th edition of AVPN’s Conference will focus on the impact that networks can bring to advancing global agendas and changing the status quo. Leveraging the convening and influential power of networks has become more important than ever in order to address the pressing global issues that no one organization, country or individual can solve alone.

AVPN Conference 2020 aims to harness this unique convening power of networks to influence and ignite action in people, platforms and places, in an accountable way.

Why you should attend AVPN Conference 2020?


Build relationships and
find the right partners to
advance your work


Explore the future of social
investing with industry leaders


Leverage our network to
influence and drive action

AVPN 2020 Conference Schedule

Tue 9 Jun

Members' Day
9AM - 6PM

Members' Dinner
7PM - 9PM

Wed 10 Jun

Conference Day 1
9AM - 6PM

Thu 11 Jun

Conference Day 2
9AM - 6PM

Fri 12 Jun

Workshops & Masterclasses
9AM - 1PM

AVPN 2019 Snapshot








2019 Key Speakers

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Larry Kramer

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, USA

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Cecilia Conrad

Lever for Change

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James Chen


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Eileen Rockefeller Growald

Co-Founder & Chair
Growald Family Fund, USA

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Safeena Husain

Founder and Executive Director
Educate Girls, India

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Christine Heenan

Vice President, Global Policy & Advocacy
The Rockefeller Foundation

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Amit Banati

President - APAC, MEA
Kellogg Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

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Martin Short

The Power of Nutrition

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Rashesh Shah

Chairman and CEO
Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd

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Amit Bouri

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

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Eric Nee

Stanford Social Innovation Review

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Jeremy Heimans

Co-Founder and CEO

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Ertharin Cousin

Board Member
The Power of Nutrition

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William Campbell

Chairman - Campbell Family Foundation
Chairman - The END Fund

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Veronica Colondam

YCAB Foundation

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Eric Rice

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
Wellington Management Singapore Pte Ltd

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José Viñals

Group Chairman
Standard Chartered Bank

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Dr. Amy Khor

Senior Minister of State
Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources


"We were one of the first foundations to support AVPN, and so far we feel very positive about that investment. When I looked out at the size of the crowd (at the AVPN Conference 2019), I can't believe that this is brought together by an organisation that is still very young and I think you are a magnet in this region."

Christine Heenan

Vice President,
Global Policy & Advocacy,
The Rockefeller Foundation

“I think the most exciting thing about this conference is the tangible sense that the space is evolved. AVPN has been really instrumental in making that happen. Folks are not just talking about what's exciting, but actually walking out the talk."

Wellington Pak

Head of Strategy and Innovation,

“Being with AVPN helped us better understand the different players in the ecosystem. It has also encouraged us to be better collaborators by playing our part as a universal bank that connects clients to opportunities.”

Eugenia Koh

Head, Impact Investing,
Standard Chartered

2019 Partners

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In the News

  • World’s rich want more feel-good investments from their private banks

    "A big part of our climate work is beginning to focus on getting banks - retail and investment banks - to change exactly that," Larry Kramer, President of the Hewlett Foundation said on the sidelines of the conference. "To the extent that your clients want to do philanthropy you should be helping them."…Read More

  • Beyond philanthropy, mainstream investments needed to sustain Asia’s growth

    Far more needs to be done, and it goes beyond philanthropy. “If you are to achieve the SDGs by 2030, then philanthropic dollars are not going to make us get there. We need to look at how businesses and mainstream investors spend their money,” Naina Subberwal Batra, CEO and Chairwoman of AVPN says.…Read More



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