Impact Frontiers Asia 2022

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Impact Frontiers Asia

Strengthening Impact Management

AVPN has teamed with Impact Frontiers and Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business to offer a 12-month consultative journey that will help asset owners and managers integrate impact into their investment practice.

The program will include monthly meetings over a six-month period, with workshops, case examples and exercises, structured peer sharing and feedback, and coaching. This program is for any investor seeking to either establish a solid foundation of impact management, or to improve their current practices. It is designed to be useful both at the introductory and intermediate levels. It also prepares investors for the more advanced concepts and techniques covered in Impact Frontiers’ cohorts.

Program Overview

In the first six months, you will develop and enhance your fund’s approach to impact measurement and management. In the second six months, you’ll integrate impact alongside financial risk and return, both conceptually and in processes and systems, in order to increase both.

Who should join this program?

The Fellows will consist of a competitively selected investors from Private and Public Debt, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Foundations, Fund-of-funds, Family Offices, Public Equity, Endowments & Pensions, Associations and Institutions.

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)

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Building your inclusive business: How to identify funders

Corporate Social Impact Centre

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Growing your Inclusive Business

Corporate Social Impact Centre

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Creating Shared Value Through Inclusive Business Strategies

By CSR Asia

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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

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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.

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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

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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)

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