AVPN Conference 2019 – Why It Matters
Asia-Pacific is at a critical juncture. While it struggles with a complex web of pressing socio-environmental challenges, the region is a catalyst for positive systemic change, with a population of young, passionate, and socially attuned leaders as well as a growing concentration of the world’s largest wealth-holders.
To facilitate the strategic flow of financial and non-financial resources into these critical, high impact areas, AVPN is leading the charge to convene a diverse community of eminent social investing practitioners and thought leaders across Asia. These are leaders who are capable of sharing and applying innovative best practices, willing to collaborate around under-served causes, and experienced in advancing a movement towards maximum impact. Within seven years, AVPN now hosts the largest social investing conference in Asia-Pacific with more than 1000 representatives from over 45 countries. Our goal is to make sure social investors are best equipped to address key social challenges facing Asia today and in the future.
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. From 25th to 28th June 2019, AVPN will be holding its annual conference in Singapore. Being the hub of connectivity in Asia with a vibrant business ecosystem, Singapore remains the ideal location of our delegates to connect, learn and lead.
To meet the interests of diverse players in the field, the conference will provide masterclasses, workshops, and discussions around a broad spectrum of impact areas, including climate action, education, gender and livelihoods, and health & nutrition. In addition, sessions will be pitched at varying practice levels to cater to new entrants and experts who are looking to apply their knowledge to a continuum of giving approaches from sustainable finance and corporate social impact, to philanthropy and impact investing, to capacity building and talent management.
Every year, AVPN aims to bring highlights that are new and relevant to the table, and 2019 is no different. The AVPN Conference 2019 is proud to be hosting influential experts Larry Kramer, President of Hewlett Foundation; and Eileen Rockefeller Growald, co-founder and chair of Growald Family Fund. These speakers will be sharing with the network their experiences in overcoming challenges, achieving milestones, and setting their sights towards the future.
Year on year, the team at AVPN strives to improve the vibrant conference experience for delegates; From delivering pertinent content to ensuring an intimate environment that fosters trustworthy connections across different sectors, the AVPN Conference is the go-to platform for social investor looking to make systemic impact.