Asian Venture Philanthropy Network Launches 3 Reports at the 4-Day Annual Conference in Singapore
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) has launched 3 reports at the AVPN 4-Day Annual Conference in Singapore attended by over 1,000 delegates from 40 countries, highlighting social, environmental and philanthropic industry trends in Asia.
The 3 AVPN Reports:
- Driving ESG Investing in Asia – The Imperative for Growth
- Leveraging the full spectrum of philanthropic capital towards impact
- Pay-for-Success Models in Asia Pacific: The Early Movers
” Asian Venture Philanthropy Network Launches 3 Reports at the 4-Day Annual Conference in Singapore “
In the report Driving ESG Investing in Asia, ESG Investing practices are on the rise by family offices, wealth management teams, and Private Equity/Venture Capital funds in Asia. However this trend is significantly lagging behind global markets with only 1% of funds leveraging ESG practices in Asia versus 50% in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. This report is a collaboration between AVPN and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting, with the support of Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Asia Pacific Risk Center.
Singapore-based Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) held the 4-day annual conference today at Suntec City in Singapore, from 4th to 7th June 2018. The event is attended by over 1000 delegates from 40 countries to discuss social investment in Asia.
Kevin Teo, Managing Director of AVPN:
“The goal of the study is to inform investors in Asia about their role in channeling capital to improve social and environmental well-being along with achieving desired financial performance. The report discusses growing evidence that ESG-aligned funds perform at par with traditional investments and in fact come with other benefits like enhanced risk management and long-term value creation.”
Wolfram Hedrich, Partner at Oliver Wyman:
“Integrating ESG into investment decisions drive long-term value creation and encourage sustainable business practices across Asia. Furthermore, modern consumers, especially millennials, demand accountability and responsibility from the corporations that serve and employ them and, increasingly, that they invest in. While the trend has had slow uptake in Asia, this is expected to shift as the region sees around 35% of its wealth change hands to the younger generations in the next five to seven years.”