Naina Subberwal Batra

About Naina Subberwal Batra
  • Chairperson and CEO, AVPN
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Naina joined AVPN as our CEO from September 2013, and was appointed Chairperson in May 2018. Naina’s leadership over the past 7 years has nurtured the AVPN community, growing the membership base by more than 4x and elevating the organization into a truly regional force for good. Under her direction, the organization has grown from focusing only on Venture Philanthropy to supporting the entire ecosystem of social investors, from philanthropists to impact investors and corporate CSR professionals. She has also been instrumental in developing AVPN’s innovative services that connect, empower and educate the now 600+ members of AVPN. In 2019, Naina was awarded one of Asia's Top Sustainability Superwomen by CSRWorks. She is also serving as Director of the Global Resilient Cities Network and Trustee at Bridge Institute.

Prior to joining AVPN, Naina was a member of the senior leadership team of a purpose driven unit at The Monitor Group, a leading global strategy consulting firm, aimed at catalyzing markets for social change. Naina was also partner and Co-Founder of Group Fifty Private Ltd, curating contemporary Indian art with a view to provide a medium for upcoming and established Indian artists to showcase their work directly to a large and diverse audience.

Naina has a master’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University where she graduated at the top of her class. She also holds a bachelor degree in Economics and International Relations from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, USA and a General Course Diploma in economics from The London School of Economics.

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Interview with Julie-Ann Guivarra, DFAT Ambassador for Gender Equality

2020 06 09

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What’s Next? An Action Plan Towards a Resilient Asia

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Our global community and leaders are now planning for a gradual recovery from this pandemic. But the realities are stark, Asia is already estimated to be facing an income loss of US$ 211 billion. As one of the region’s critical…Read More

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Keynote Address by José Viñals, Group Chairman of Standard Chartered PLC

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The world is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. The COVID-19 outbreak has spread rapidly, posing significant challenges to businesses, communities and individuals across the globe. The banking industry plays an important role keeping the economy running while the…Read More

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The Challenges for Foundations in the Coming Decade

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Paradigm shifts in organizations are catalyzed by major shifts in society. The fourth Industrial Revolution is one such shift, in this century, but we now face the potential of another on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Challenges for Corporates in Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic

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As COVID-19 has crashed the global economy, businesses large and small have faced an unprecedented situation where they are challenged with their responsibilities toward their employees, vendors and partners – some are even fighting for their own existence. The COVID-19…Read More

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Harnessing the Power of Networks to Build a Better World

2020 06 08

The five-day AVPN Virtual Conference is a testament to the commitment that we are seeing across funders and resource providers around the world who continue to build an impactful and sustainable society despite uncertain and even vulnerable circumstances. Against the…Read More



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