Looking for high potential impact investing pipelines? Join AVPN Conference in HK!

Meet high potential SPOs in AVPN Conference

The investment showcase is designed as a platform in the AVPN Conference to highlight interesting and successful projects in Asia in order to meet members’ need to identify high quality projects.

The best part? All projects are already supported by other AVPN members! In addition to the live pitching from Social Purpose Organizations (SPOs), AVPN member referrers will also share their experiences on identifying and selecting SPOs.

Sessions Information
Date: 24-May-2016
Time: 11:30am to 1:15pm
Themes (TBC): Environment, Education, Aging/Health, Poverty Alleviation and Social Inclusions.In the next few eDMs, we will introduce all the pitching SPOs to you. For today, we are revealing the first ten organizations!

Get your conference tickets today to build up the pipeline for your grant or impact investing portfolios, and to interact with other AVPN members who share the same interests as yours!

Investment Showcase Partners: 

Ashoka Philanthropy


Transform life through running…

Endorsed by: Social Impact Partners

Established by social enterprise RunOurCity in 2013, Youth.ROC has provided free and professional running programme to inspire and challenge teenagers to systematically train for distance running and achieve their goals while improving health and developing a “can-do” attitude. The trainings have also helped participating teenagers to expand their social circle and understand more about their communities through street-running. Since 2013, we have trained close to 3,000 teenagers including those who come from underprivileged backgrounds and the ethnic minority communities.To nurture fun and compassionate running culture in Hong Kong, RunOurCity also organize STREETATHONS, TOTEM RUNs and other themed running events for over 35,000 participants, and raised over HK$6 Million for Youth.ROC and 14 charities.


To extend affordable, quality and accessible healthcare to rural and disaster hit communities using web and mobile based technology.

Endorsed by: The Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC)

UM Healthcare Trust is a registered non‐profit organization working in Mardan, KP, Pakistan since 2008. It aims to extend sustainable primary healthcare to underprivileged people in disaster‐hit and resource constrained areas of Pakistan. UM Healthcare annually treats more than 50,000 patients (43% female), 90% of whom live below the poverty line.


A global network of doctHERs who can diagnose and treat patients via paramedic-assisted video-consultation.

Endorsed by: The Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC)

doctHERs is a novel, healthcare platform that connects female doctHERs to millions of underserved patients in real-time while leveraging technology. doctHERs circumvents socio-cultural barriers that restrict women professionals to their homes, while correcting two market failures: access to quality healthcare and workforce inclusion for women.


Let’s discuss social issues and creativity through arts… 

Endorsed by: The Happiness Foundation

Weenu promotes up-and-coming artists and talks about social issues through art, while bringing more creativity to the world. It has been implementing various art programs with artists: art education programs held in organizations including Seoul Museum of Art from 2007, and ARTUP FESTIVAL, an environmental art festival started in 2012.


All children learning: Quality early elementary education via  mobile devices

Endorsed by: The Happiness Foundation

Enuma is an education start-up located in Berkeley, CA. Its mission is to deliver exceptional learning tools to empower all children– including those with special needs –to be independent learners.

Its flagship application, Todo Math, is a game-based learning tool that helps 4 to 8-year-old children learn foundational math concepts and practice for fluency. From its launch in July 2014, it’s been downloaded over 2 million times and ranked No. 1 in Apple App Store’s Education Category in 20 countries.


Support future leaders who understand the root causes of inequity and are committed to expanding educational opportunity for underserved children across Asia Pacific. 

Endorsed by: Credit Suisse

At Teach For All, the global network for expanding educational opportunity, we believe that leadership is the key to transforming education and—ultimately—children’s futures.  Since 2007, Teach For All has fielded more than 75,000 teachers, formed a network of over 49,500 alumni, and reached over 9 million students around the world. In Asia Pacific, Teach For All has fielded more than 3,800 teachers, formed a network of over 1,800 alumni, and reached over 162,000 students. In the last recruitment cycle, we received more than 20,000 applications from the region’s most promising leaders.


Build up capacity of local non-profit organizations via impactful projects we scope, manage and deliver with the help of pro bono resources.

Endorsed by: Simon Chadwick

NEEDeed changes the way organizations and individuals think about helping the non-profit sector in South East Asia by focusing on the organizational capacity of non-profits as the main indicator of their success and sustainability.

It helps increase the organizational capacity of local non-profits by strategically assessing their needs, developing project outlines and then turning to the extensive professional community in Bangkok to resource the projects and realize them in a timely, results-driven way. It builds long-term relationships with the organizations and engages corporate employees, expat spouses and independent professionals to deliver the projects.


World’s first social media and news platform that will revolutionalise the culture of charitable giving.

Endorsed by: Social Capital Venture Development

The Social Factory is an internet startup that believes in changing the world through social media. Our latest mobile app, Givo, is the 21st Century, Instagram-like social media solution that allows charities, foundations, and CSR offices to engage with millions of supporters directly, while allowing users and funders to personally connect with and donate to any organization. This free-of-charge platform will dramatically reduce charities’ old-fashioned fundraising expenses such as street fundraisers, cold calling and posted mail.


A regional hub learning center to educate and engage global citizens to help reduce marine ecosystem threats, preserve the ocean’s vital resources, and to ensure food security for generations to come in sustainable manners.

Endorsed by: Mornington Services

CTC is a locally-based non-profit organization with a regional scope and global impact. It transforms marine resource management and safeguards the future of the Coral Triangle by working closely with local communities, the private sector, governments, and other partners to shape lasting solutions to protect coral reef ecosystems.


Transforming farmers’ lives through innovative organic products with global appeal

Endorsed by:  DBS Foundation

Siam Organic is social business that aims to solve the problem of farmers’ poverty through innovative organic products with global appeal. “Jasberry rice” is a new variety of rice that combines both the delicious taste of the world famous Thai Jasmine rice and the powerful nutritional and antioxidant benefits of berries. Using this special rice breed and innovative farming management, we are currently working with over 1,000 small-scale farmers resulting in over US$1.72mn social benefits.

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About Agnes Arbon

Agnes Arbon is Web Content Associate at AVPN. She has over 10 years experience in system development and administration, system testing, and technical support. She was a consultant in Singapore and her clients include Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd, Panasonic Asia Pacific, NCS Pte Ltd, National Library Board, SPRING Singapore and Housing Development Board. She is also a volunteer/advocate of Missionaries of Charity, ANCOP (ANSWERING THE CRY OF THE POOR) Foundation and Gawad Kalinga. Agnes graduated from University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines with a degree of BS Mathematics Major in Computer Science.