The EYDK at the AVPN Conference Focusing on the Construction of an Impact Investment Ecosystem in Asia

EYDK participated in the AVPN Conference focusing on building the impact investing ecosystem in Asia

Şafak Müderrisgil, President of EYDK, was the keynote speaker from Türkiye at the AVPN Conference organized through the National Advisory Boards. National Advisory Boards will influence the impact investing movement through impact product innovation, policy advocacy, and directing more capital towards the SDGs in Asia’s emerging markets.

The AVPN (Asian Social Venture Network) conference, which took place from June 21-24, 2022 at the Bali International Convention Center, is an all-inclusive platform that embraces all forms of participation and includes the private, public and social sectors to increase the effectiveness of members in the Asia Pacific region. Şafak Müderrisgil, President of the Impact Investing Advisory Board (EYDK), attended the AVPN Conference as a speaker from Türkiye.

Based in Singapore and with more than 600 members from 35 countries, AVPN is Asia’s #1 funder network and aims to build a vibrant and high-impact social investment community in Asia. AVPN’s mission is to contribute to a more strategic, collaborative and results-oriented approach to philanthropy and social investment. To achieve this, it aims to increase the flow of financial, human and intellectual capital into the social sector and ensure that capital is used as effectively as possible.

EYDK President Şafak Müderrisgil: “Asia’s largest social investment gathering is one of the biggest events of the year in this field, bringing together funders and resource providers from around the world to share knowledge, build strategic partnerships and address socio-economic challenges at scale. We believe the conference will influence private equity and institutional investment and impact investing over the next decade.”

The agenda of the AVPN Global Conference 2022, including more than 6 plenary sessions, 42 breakout sessions, workshops, networking experiences and small group sessions, will provide an in-depth analysis of thematic areas that represent the most pressing challenges in the region. The conference will focus on climate action, gender, health and nutrition, and economic opportunities. In addition to EYDK President Şafak Müderrisgil, Masataka Uo, Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Japan Fundraising Association and GSG, Krisztina Tora, Chair of the Global Steering Group on Impact Investing – Market Development, and UNDP Devahuti Choudhury, SDG Asia-Pacific Impact Specialist, were among the speakers of the conference.

The Impact Investing Advisory Board (EYDK), which represented Türkiye at the conference, serves as a platform that facilitates the development of impact investing in Türkiye. Its main purpose is to ensure that all stakeholders gather around a common language and map the impact investment areas in Türkiye. EYDK attaches great importance to the development of the necessary infrastructure. EYDK believes that the establishment of a national impact measurement framework plays a critical role in infrastructure development and supports policy development and engagement processes while building mutually beneficial global, regional and local partnerships.