In the last four years, the compound annual growth rate in impact investing in East and Southeast Asia alone was 20%, higher than the U.S and Canada.
“There is a mismatch between the supply of impact investment capital and demand from impact businesses. Investors will need to find innovative means to tailor their funds and meet the needs of these businesses where they are,”
adds Dr. Frank Aswani, CEO of AVPA.
Sixty participants will be selected in equal numbers from Asia and Africa to join the program that will help them have the right information and resources on building an impact investing strategy, managing a portfolio, defining, evaluating, and managing impact, among other skills.
In collaboration with Faculty from the Oxford Saïd Business School, impact investing experts will facilitate the program over four months.
Applications are open to asset managers, foundation directors, accelerators, incubators and NextGen leaders until 12 August 2021.
The first cohort of alumni will be supported by the unique network of AVPN, committed to building a vibrant and high impact social investment community across Asia, and the Pan-African network of AVPA that seeks to transform the social investing agenda in the continent.
Eventually, the Impact Investing Fellowship aims to increase the flow of social investment capital into Africa and Asia.
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