Building the ecosystem

AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in Malaysia - from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond.
Malaysia’s drive for innovation continues to underpin its emerging social investment market. The government is making a concerted effort to grow and support the impact ecosystem.


Support deals in Malaysia

Support and scale high-impact solutions that have been endorsed by AVPN members throughout Malaysia.

Materials in Works is tackling Climate Change by upcycling paper waste from the label packaging industry via a proprietary upcycling solution.

Climate Action and Environment

We aim to ensure access to high quality, inclusive, and youth-centred life skills and financial literacy for all children and young people worldwide, especially to the most vulnerable.

Education, Employability, Financial Inclusion

At Gogreen Protec, we developed Protostatic Field Technology (PSF) to dis-bond almost all greenhouse gases, air pollutants and volatile organic compounds.

Climate Action and Environment, Health

MySkills aims to transform youth at risk from dysfunctional families and high risk environment by providing ‘enabling’ environment with residential-based training.

Education, Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM): There is Life after Stroke

By National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM)

NASAM works to improve the quality of life of stroke survivors and their families. We seek to reduce the risk of stroke through stroke awareness and prevention advocacy.

Education, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

We are a platform to link up people who face difficulties in life with resources from funders and care from volunteers to make charitable giving a part of everyone’s life.

Education, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

The Rondo Production focuses on bringing high-quality music education programmes and initiatives to the community, while promoting inclusivity and diversity in music education.

Arts and Culture, Education

The Asian University for Women (AUW) seeks to educate and empower women who will become skilled and innovative professionals, service-orientated leaders in their businesses and communities, and promoters of sustainable development in Asia.

Education, Gender


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MEMBERS IN community

Building strategic social investment

Malaysia has the potential to be one of the most vibrant social investment markets in Southeast Asia with many emerging innovative social enterprises.


Connect with members

Cheryl Ong

OSK Foundation

Dr. Saleh Mubarak Bazead

Nama Foundation

Jeffrey Cheah

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation

Dr Vincent Chian


Shahira Ahmed Bazari

Yayasan Hasanah

David Lim


Market focus

Building strategic social investment

Malaysia’s social economy is transitioning to the growth stage, driven by collaborative philanthropy and creative approaches to social funding such as pooled CSR funds.


Let's create impact together

Connect with us now to know more about Malaysia’s social investment landscape

Dorothy Ching

Singapore & Malaysia Director at AVPN