Social Investment has a variety of different formats, this spectrum spreads from philanthropy, corporate social responsibility to impact investments. Governments across the Asian region have decide to support the social sector through public private partnerships especially with regards to social finance. Corporates and philanthropists are looking at their CSR and grant making through a strategic lens. In a landscape such as this, catalytic networks such as AVPN play a key role. AVPN is the home of more than 195 Asian social investors, venture philanthropists and foundations committed to using venture philanthropy and social investment tools to achieve societal impact. Our core mission is to increase the flow of financial, human and intellectual capital to Social Purpose Organisations (SPOs), and for those resources to be deployed as effectively as possible to address key social challenges facing Asia today and in the future.
The session will deep dive into the current international developments in the social investment sector as well as explore the Indonesian social investment sector with a view to highlight the key opportunities and challenges.
Date : 7th of April 2015
Time : 9 – 11 am
Venue : WorkOUT Coworking Space Jakarta[/fusion_text][fullwidth backgroundcolor=”” backgroundimage=”” backgroundrepeat=”no-repeat” backgroundposition=”left top” backgroundattachment=”scroll” video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” bordersize=”0px” bordercolor=”” borderstyle=”” paddingtop=”20px” paddingbottom=”20px” paddingleft=”0px” paddingright=”0px” menu_anchor=”” equal_height_columns=”no” hundred_percent=”no” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]
The Speakers :[/fusion_text]
Doug was a founding trustee of Impetus Trust in the UK; founding chairman and honorary president of European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA); and founder of European Venture Philanthropy Fund.
He has been active in philanthropy for 30 years – mainly in education, the environment and microcredit. Following the success of the EVPA that now has more than 150 members, Doug has been developing the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network of which he serves as founding chairman.[/person]
In 2006, Emil was the Indonesian winner of the British Council’s Young Creative Entrepreneur award, representing Indonesia in the International Young Design Entrepreneur of the Year award. In 2009, Emil was selected as the Architect of the Year by Elle Decor magazine.[/person]
Veronica has also pioneered the socially responsible investment program in Indonesia that allows social investors to invest with a near-market rate return and a five-year pay back period. The investment is made through YCAB Co-operative that runs the conditional microfinance where education is made the pre-condition to the loan. To date, YCAB Co-operatives has disbursed more than 120,000 loans thus increasing clients’ income from the average of U$1.8 to U$3 per day following a two year intervention and bringing thousands of school dropouts back into education.
Through her leadership, in 2013, YCAB ranks 74 out of 100 in the Global Journal’s Top 100 NGOs. In 2015, YCAB ranks 63 in the Top 500 NGO by Global Geneva. YCAB Foundation is also one of the few NGO in Asia to receive the UN-ECOSOC Special Consultative Status, and achieving ISO certification for quality assurance.[/person]