Ecosystem Building

AWIF aims to enable convening and knowledge sharing in order to promote impact investing and gender lens investing activities in Asia.


Mobilizing philanthropic capital towards impact and mission-aligned investing

Philanthropic capital has high return flexibility and a unique ability to absorb initial impact investing risks due to foundations' extensive experience in sectors and regions where other investors may not have access. To support impact investing using philanthropic capital, we hold workshops that convene foundations to explore how non-grants financial capital can be invested for maximum impact.

Building the field of gender-lens investing in Asia

Though investors are increasingly adopting a gender-lens in their investments, sharing and collaboration is lacking in this nascent field. AWIF runs a workshop series that enables participants to exchange best practices and insights, identify common gaps and co-create strategic roadmaps.

Knowledge Sharing



Collective action has the power to accelerate the advancement of women’s economic empowerment and gender equality across Asia. We are actively seeking innovative solutions and models, knowledge sharing opportunities and partnerships with like-minded leaders.

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