A Podcast brought to you by AVPN, the largest social investing community in Asia. Hosted by Naina Subberwal Batra, CEO of AVPN talking with leaders from across the business, philanthropy, and impact investing worlds. Our guests share stories of how they are putting their resources to work, tackling some of the largest and most complex social and environmental issues facing Asia today.
Youth Unemployment & Livelihoods
In the second episode of our podcast series Money Meets Mission, we discuss the topic of Youth Unemployment and the challenges of creating sustainable livelihood pathways for young people across Asia’s developing countries. Join our guests Abha Thorat Shah and Veronica Colondam as they discuss with our host Teymoor Nabili - Why are existing solutions not translating into employability? In the face of critical unemployment during the pandemic, how can we create sustainable livelihood pathways for youth communities?
In the first episode of the new and improved Money Meets Mission, we discuss the topic of Climate Finance and listen to Industry experts - Mr. Alan Hsu, Managing Director and Global Industry Analyst, Wellington Management and Dr. Philip B. Duffy, President, Executive Director at the Woodwell Climate Research Centre. As they discuss along with our Podcast moderator Teymoor Nabili, Founder and CEO at techforimpact.asia the current climate threats in Asia, decisions being taken and their effectiveness.
Maximising Social Impact with Family Offices
In recent years, Asia has seen one of the highest growth rates of high-net worth individuals in the world, with its billionaire population expected to make up one-third of the world’s total by 2023. The region is also seeing second-generation wealth-holders starting to take over fast. This shift in wealth has, in turn, led to a growth and formalisation of philanthropy and family offices in Asia-Pacific. How can this emerging generation of the world’s richest pivot to maximise social impact and move the needle for humanity? How can they translate passion and values into action by integrating impact into their legacy? In the next hour, hear from Tony Yeung and Hui Hsing Ma on how families from Hong Kong-based Peterson Holdings Company Limited and Singapore-based Blue7 reviewed their investment approaches, and how you can also embark on a worthwhile impact investing journey.
Collaborating to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
We often hear about the importance of collaboration. We know what it means and how to do it. But, collaboration doesn’t come easily to us. In fact, it has taken a global pandemic to jolt us out of our individualistic bubble, and pivot the world towards a new paradigm and way of thinking. In this episode, Matthew Bishop, author of the best selling book, Philanthrocapitalism, will be speaking with key practitioners who have been leveraging powerful partnerships to create systems change. Tim Hanstad, CEO of Chandler Foundation, Vishnu Swaminathan, Vice President of Ashoka, Debbie Aung Din, Co-Founder of Proximity Designs, and Neelam Chhiber, Co-Founder of Industree Crafts Foundation are an inspiring group of leaders building a more sustainable tomorrow for this region we call home.
Funding Systems Change in Asia
NGOs, social enterprises, philanthropists, and businesses are fast realising that socio-environmental problems need to be tackled at their root, and not just at the symptomatic level. Yet, how do we ensure what we are doing is right? How much of what we do brings about enduring transformation or a systems change? Some of the most successful changemakers are here today to share their lessons and advice on how to be a catalyst for systemic change. Moderated by Tim Hanstad, CEO of Chandler Foundation, this episode will hear from Iqbal Dhaliwal, Global Executive Director of J-Pal, Neera Nundy, Partner and Co-Founder of Dasra, James Chen, Chairman of The Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation, and Rukmini Banerji, CEO of Pratham Education Foundation.
Uncovering Hidden Pockets of Climate Finance
The climate crisis is no longer a matter of ‘if’, but ‘when’. Yet, so little has been done to tackle this. One of the biggest barriers for the private sector to undertake climate action is the vast opaqueness of the landscape. There is a lack of conversation, exploration, and understanding of how to support, fund and scale high-impact climate solutions. Moderated by Yossef Zahar, Climate Finance Advisor at the Stockholm Environment Institute, today’s discussion will unpack how climate financing can be a catalyst to turn a weakening economy around and what it takes for investors and businesses to commit to climate action. Leading practitioners, including Pushkala Lakshmi Ratan, the Asia Climate Finance Lead at the International Finance Corporation, Peiyuan Guo, Chairman of Syntao Green Finance, and Maud Savary Mornet, former Asia-Pacific Director at ResponsAbility, will bring in their perspectives from various sectors.