Asian Venture Philanthropy Network Conference 2014

Give2Asia's Interim President & CEO, Birger Stampherdahl, will be speaking at the AVPN's 2014 Annual Conference at the Singapore Management University, Singapore. The event will be from May 14-15  and will address the 3 fundamental pillars of venture philanthropy: Financial, Human and Intellectual Capital. It will be held at the Singapore Management University with the generous support and partnership from Lien Center for Social Innovation.

Last year’s conference saw more than 340 delegates from over 30 countries and was sold out 2 months in advance. This year, registration will be limited to resource providers from venture philanthropy organizations, impact investors, private equity, wealth management, academic and grant-making institutions, and relevant organizations from the social investing community.

New this year are additional sessions that provide practical workshops, legal clinics, facilitated networking and a dedicated Social Enterprise marketplace. The SE marketplace showcases members’ grantee organizations along with social businesses who are a part of the AVPN network. The conference sessions also feature more sharing from Asian investors and practitioners as we try to uncover the journey of “Social Investing in Asia: What has worked?” Many who have been involved in the sector find themselves confused as the industry is very new, the AVPN conference tries to address these as we attempt to find the right recipe for Venture Philanthropy and Social Investing in Asia.

All together, the event will  draw a wide spectrum of stakeholders in the venture philanthropy space: from foundations, family offices, wealth managers, governments, corporates, professional service firms to research institutes, experts and pioneers in this field with a view towards the sharing of best practices and an understanding of the perspectives from the different sectors with a common goal of working towards expanding the field of social investing in Asia.

The line-up of speakers include:

    • Sandiaga Uno, Founder of Indonesian Social Entrepreneur Association, will speak about his own journey of philanthropy, which borrows lessons learned from his successful investment career.
    • Amit Chandra, Managing Director of Bain Capital, who is a strong believer in giving his time and money to social causes and bringing the advantage of his business networks to his philanthropic work.
    • Victoria Hornby, CEO of The Royal Foundation, will share with us her years of experience managing one of the biggest family foundations in the UK, and her current unique position managing the charitable activities for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
  • Jonathan Jenkins, CEO of Social Investment Business, the biggest social investor in the UK, and other key members like Shell Foundation, LGT Venture Philanthropy, Charities Aid Foundation, and Family Business Network.
    • To get tickets, email: Interested parties will have to write in with their name, designation and organization, together with their relevance to social investment to indicate their interest to attend.

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