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Asian Venture Philanthropy Network

Paul Mercado
June 27, 2017

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) is a unique funders’ network based in Singapore committed to building a vibrant and high impact philanthropy and social investment community across Asia.

It’s an advocate, capacity builder, and platform that cuts across sectors to improve the effectiveness of members across the Asia Pacific region.


Now in its fifth 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 philanthropists and social investors in Asia. This premier event provides opportunities for knowledge sharing, collaboration and advocacy for the growth of the social sector ecosystem in Asia.

This year’s theme “Collaborating for Impact” reflects the importance of partnership across sectors and borders when looking to tackle some of Asia’s biggest challenges. The event will focus on the need for strategic and outcome-focused approaches to social investing across the full spectrum of social and financial returns – from grantmakers to impact investors.

The 3 day gathering will feature examples of collaboration from AVPN members across Asia including deep dives into sectors like: education, health, livelihoods, the environment, and more. The program will also include AVPN’s Deal Share Live – Investment Showcase, featuring pitches from 30 social purpose organizations supported by AVPN Members.

It will also show an overview of the social investment landscape in Asia, highlighting key challenges and opportunities across the spectrum of investment stages from grants to impact investment.

At this year’s Conference, speakers will include thought leaders, innovators and practitioners from across the region that are all making strides to grow and improve the philanthropy and social investment sector in Asia.

ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation together with Consuelo Madrigal Foundation became the newest members of the AVPN Group. ALKFi was represented by its MD, Susan Afan and its Marketing head – Paul Vincent Mercado; while Maria Socorro Bautitsa – Executive Director of Consuelo Foundation represented their  group.