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China's First Social Investment Forum



China’s First Social Investment Forum:

Creating Social Change Capital


Friday, 2nd November, 2012

St Regis Hotel, Beijing


Interest in impact investing has been growing steadily with increasing numbers of companies, foundations, private investors and family offices keen to learn how they can align their values and principles in their investment decisions.  With broader awareness of the world’s social and environmental issues, investors are actively seeking sustainable business solutions to solve the most pressing challenges of our time.  These investors also recognise the benefits of early exposure to investment opportunities which meet Asia’s socio-economic and environmental needs that underpin the region’s development in the 21st century.


About China’s First Social Investment Forum 2012

Against this background, Avantage Ventures will be holding “China’s First Social Investment Forum” themed “Creating Social Change Capital in China” on November 2, 2012, and will be bringing together an exclusive group of thought leaders, investors, practitioners and social entrepreneurs from China and around the world. The agenda will focus on direct sustainable investment strategies in Asia, and how we can harness the efficiency of market systems to direct them towards social and environmental issues that lead to financial returns, balanced with positive social change. China’s First Social Investment Forum follows on the success of the First Hong Kong Social Investment Forum held in 2010 which saw over 120 investors from across the globe meet in Hong Kong to participate in engaging talks with leaders in the politics, social entrepreneurship, investment and commercial sectors.


Highlight of the Social Investment Forum 2012

In this year, the key sessions from our forum include:

  • A key-note speech by Mr. Feng Lun, Chairman of China Vantone on how businesses can create social change capital;  
  • A plenary discussion made up of leading Chinese business leaders and investors debating what it means for China to invest beyond just financial returns;  
  • Plenary discussions featuring visionary companies, foundations and family offices on how they view and invest in social businesses; and
  • Breakout afternoon presentations from 6 social enterprises in China leading the field in various development sectors.


Benefits of Participating in the Social Investment Forum 2012

The forum is also an exclusive platform allowing participants to:

  • Find out about investment opportunities that do well while doing good in China and Asia.
  • Interact with leading social entrepreneurs and expert practitioners in the impact investment space.
  • Meet leading Chinese social entrepreneurs and hear first-hand about investment opportunities in social businesses.
  • Network with like-minded socially minded investors from China and around the globe.


It is an exciting program that  promises to be thought-provoking and relevant to the current developmental challenges society faces, yet these challenges also present enormous opportunities for investments. We look forward to engaging you in this dialogue and to your participation at our forum. As this event has limited space, please RSVP to the Forum through the following platform of registration. A working draft of the forum agenda can be found here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us Jess Lee on (+852) 3151 7875 or via email on jlee@avantageventures.com.