South Korea


Building the ecosystem

AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in Korea - from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond.
After several decades of demonstrating rapid economic growth, South Korea is now sprouting demand for sustainable investing. With the new goal of increasing up to 50 percent of its investment in ESG assets by 2022, the country aims to set an example of social responsibility in Asia.


Support deals in South Korea

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

Sheco has developed a robot for marine recovery and water purification to clean floating contaminants, allowing marine businesses and organisations to easily manage contaminated water at their sites.

Climate Action and Environment, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

Mapsea Corp.’s job matching platform SEASON is a specialised marine recruitment platform, utilising technology to link marine jobs to the right talent. The returns generated will be directed towards building a marine forest.


Raspberri Pi Foundation is helping youths acquire computing and digital making skills via compelling learning resources, a thriving network of volunteer-led clubs, competitions/events and partnering with youth organisations.


Our innovation is to replace plastics and wood with seaweed extracts and byproduct. Following the trend in the direction of sustainability, our applications will be molded fiber packaging solutions.

Climate Action and Environment


By Uniquegood Company

Vook is a social audiobook recording platform targeting over 200 million blind people in the globe, 10 percent of the population suffering from Dyslexia as well as the general public with no impairment.


REBORN aims to make our customers, plastic recycling companies, increase their revenue by enhancing the purity of recycled plastic, adding REBORN’s bioreactor to their existing process line.

Climate Action and Environment

Improves medication adherence and health outcomes for the elderly through an affordable, user-friendly technology that will also alleviate the burden of medication management for home nurses.

Ageing, Health

Pathways to Prosperity

By ClimateWorks Australia

Provides development project solutions across Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands to achieve lowest emissions development alongside the Sustainable Development Goals’ program.

Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Education, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation


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Case Studies

Check out the latest portfolio management and achievements from different origanisations.

Crevisse – Building the next generation of socially innovative and financially sustainable enterprises



Refreshing content for your daily reading covering multiple topics.

Climate Action and Environment

Can ESG be the Silver Bullet for the Agriculture sector?

Affordable Housing, Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Health, Nutrition

The Power of Collaboration


Investing in Technology to Enhance Impact in a Post-COVID World

Innovative Insights Policymakers Should Know from AVPN Conference 2018

Education, Health

Beyond Legislation: How can Governments Effectively Capitalise on Pay-for-Success?

Is the Asia Ecosystem Ready for The Growth of Social Impact Bonds?



Comprehensive up-to-date news coverage from sources all around the world.

AVPN creates philanthropic Digital Transformation Fund to help underserved and impacted communities in Korea, with a USD1 million grant from

Responsible Investing: Impact Investments Gaining Traction

Naina Subberwal Batra: Philanthropists, let your grantees be brave


Gender Inequality is a Complex Behavioral Issue Complicated by Other Forms of Discrimination: Naina Batra

Affordable Housing, Ageing, Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Education, Employability, Energy, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Governance, Health, Land conservation, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

First Impact Investing Fellowship for Asset Owners and Managers in Asia and Africa

Climate Action and Environment, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Asia-Based Winners of the 2021 SAFE STEPS Disaster-Tech Awards


MEMBERS IN community

Building strategic social investment

Across all sectors, South Korea is now committed to developing an impact ecosystem that promotes sustainable finance and responsible investment in Asia.


Connect with members

Doug (Duckjun) Lee

CEO, D3Jubilee Partners

Johan Jaehyong Heo

CEO, Root Impact

Jae-Hoon Kwak

CEO(Managing Partner), Pan-Impact Korea

Wonyoung Kim

Executive Director, Crevisse Partners

Jae-Ho Choi

Managing Director, Hyundai Motor Company

Jeongtae Kim

CEO, President, MYSC (Merry Year Social Company)

Market focus

Building strategic social investment

Korea’s social economy is transitioning to the growth stage, driven by collaborative philanthropy, impact investing and creative approaches to social funding.


Let's create impact together

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

Anna Kang

South Korea Manager at AVPN