AVPN Academy

Developing Leaders in Impact

The only learning platform in Asia-Pacific from practitioners for practitioners.

About

Welcome to the
AVPN Academy

The social investment landscape in Asia-Pacific is at an exciting juncture. New approaches and innovative ways of addressing needs on the ground are being attempted, adapted, and scaled everyday.

The AVPN Academy offers a space for professionals to accelerate their learning journey by leveraging the wisdom of experts and practitioners on the ground. The self-paced and live classes as well as the resource library offered through the Academy aim to build the collective knowledge in the ecosystem to effect long-term change in the region.

Bringing together AVPN’s 10 years of developing insights across Asia and contributions from our network of over 600 social investors.

Benefits

What we want you to achieve

Grow your knowledge

Pick up the concepts, tools, and models you need to be more effective in your practice

Enhance your practice

Learn about first-hand experiences from experts and thought leaders across the private, public and social sectors

Build your network

Be part of a vibrant learning community, find partners, and explore synergies for collaboration

OUR MODULES

Begin your learning journey

Find the module that addresses your knowledge needs

Self-paced

New

Introduction to Inclusive Business

Corporate Social Impact Centre

Self-paced

New

Developing and Scaling Inclusive Business Models

Corporate Social Impact Centre

Self-paced

New

Building and Scaling Corporate Social Impact Through Employee Engagement

Corporate Social Impact Centre

Self-paced

New

IMM module 3: Managing Impact Performance

Live session

New

Partnering for Social Finance: Public Sector Perspectives

Social Finance Centre

Self-paced

New

Partnering for Social Finance: Practitioner Perspectives

Social Finance Centre

Self-paced

New

How to Choose the Right Social Finance Tool

Social Finance Centre

Self-paced

New

IMM module 2: Measuring and Managing Impact

Self-paced

New

IMM module 1: Strategising for Impact Measurement and Management

Self-paced

New

Building your inclusive business: How to identify funders

Corporate Social Impact Centre

Self-paced

New

Growing your Inclusive Business

Corporate Social Impact Centre

Self-paced

New

What is Corporate Social Impact and Why Now

Corporate Social Impact Centre

Live session

New

Leading Transformation

Corporate Social Impact Centre

Expert conversations

A Dialogue Between Social Finance Pioneers

Social Finance Centre

Live session

The Promise of Social Finance

Social Finance Centre

Self-paced

Why Social Finance: In Theory and Practice

Social Finance Centre

OUR CENTRES

Acquire specialist skills and knowledge through our dedicated centres.

Social Finance Centre

Grow your understanding of Social Finance approaches and how they can be used in different contexts

Corporate Social Impact Centre

Upskill to guide your organisation to greater heights in driving social and environmental change in the community

LEARNERS’ EXPERIENCE

Hear what learners have to say…

Through this programme, I’ve known many amazing people. And what I’ve learned is that there’s no cookie cutting in impact investments. We have to be adaptive, and yet staying focused on our goals. I’m so glad to be a part of a community of entrepreneurs who are solving challenges in their respective fields. And I look forward to joining my classmates in designing impactful solutions for a sustainable triple bottom line.

Juliet Ler

Covestro

I have decided to deep dive further after researching about impact investment last year. I’ve seen as a whole how Indonesia at large will eventually move towards the future of impact investments. Additionally I wanted to be a social entrepreneur that drives different types of business models to our already existing business. Looking at our current model we have and driving different services/products to serve our new normal market efficiently. Tapping available investments, resources and opportunities.

Melissa Yeoh

Golden Agri International

I have learnt that there are many facets to investing to create impact, as there are many prerequisites to achieve them: leadership skills, organizational culture, clarity on issues, and changes that we’re trying to affect are some that come to mind that are essential. But most of all, it’s about the need to understand the subject at hand from all angles, to collaborate and build partnership in working towards a solution.

Ivy Wong

Yayasan Hasanah

Partners

Join Academy

Learn with AVPN

Unlock your impact potential by building your social investment skillset at the AVPN Academy.

  • To best serve your learning needs, we want to hear more about you

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Inclusive Business

Companies may choose to adopt an inclusive business model or approach that provides goods, services, and livelihoods on a commercially viable basis to people living at the base of the pyramid (BoP). Depending on the nature and size of the organisation, companies can do this by directly incorporating the BoP in their core value chain, or by piloting inclusive business initiatives through their corporate impact efforts.

Adapted from: Inclusive Business Action Network (IBAN)

Modules

Explore the modules related to Inclusive Business

Self-paced

New

Building your inclusive business: How to identify funders

Corporate Social Impact Centre

Self-paced

New

Growing your Inclusive Business

Corporate Social Impact Centre

Modules

Explore the modules related to Inclusive Business

Creating Shared Value Through Inclusive Business Strategies

By CSR Asia

No account yet? Register

This paper by CSR Asia outlines how inclusive business (IB) strategies can create shared value and walks through practical steps companies can take to develop an effective IB strategy. It makes a case for inclusive business and demonstrates how companies can leverage aspects of their value chain to create opportunities for low-income communities. You will also find a number of case studies from around the Asia region.

Corporate Foundation

Corporate foundations (or company-sponsored foundations) are philanthropic organisations that are created and financially supported by a corporation. The foundation is created as a separate legal entity from the corporation, but with close ties to the corporation. Corporate foundations tend to make grants in fields related to their corporate activities or in communities where the corporation operates, or where their employees reside.

Source: Council of Foundations

Learn more about Corporate Foundation

Corporate Social Impact Accelerator

Companies may establish Social Impact Accelerators to help enterprises looking to address a social problem over an extended period of time with a mix of financial and non-financial support, including seed funding, mentorship, training, networking and working space.

Learn more about Corporate Social Impact Accelerator

Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is any formally organised support or encouragement from companies to leverage employee time, knowledge, skills or other resources to support impact organisations. Employee engagement can vary from corporate volunteering (hands-on or skill-based, virtual or on-site volunteering) and/or corporate giving (payroll giving, employee matching) to co-investment programmes.

Source: EVPA, 2018

Learn more about Employee Engagement

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to strategies that companies put into action as part of corporate governance that are designed to ensure the company’s operations are ethical and beneficial for society. These may include initiatives to support the environment, fair labour practices, philanthropy and/or sustainable business practices.

Adapted from: Corporate Finance Institute (CFI)

Learn more about Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Impact Fund

Corporate impact funds enable companies to make investments that are aligned with and amplified by their strategic priorities, market position and resources in order to generation measurable and mutually reinforcing social, environmental and financial returns and outcomes.

Adapted from: Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), 2021

Learn more about Corporate Impact Fund