EVENTS

For an overview of where USAID Green Invest Asia has been recently, or will soon be, see below events we have organized, hosted or contributed our expertise, as well as upcoming events. To learn more about collaboration opportunities, please contact us at [email protected]

Upcoming events

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February
2020

Trade event: Business opportunities in agriculture, Phnom Penh
Hosted by U.S. embassy in Cambodia, U.S. Commercial Service, American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia, and USAID

To learn more about this event, please read here. We look forward to co-hosting this 2nd annual  agricultural trade event that includes, over two days: high-level ministerial meetings and reception; B2B networking;  expert panels on investing in sustainable agriculture, agriculture technology trends, food safety, livestock biosecurity, Cambodia’s agri-food industry, sustainable agri-food value chains, and sustainable agri-food investment opportunities in Cambodia. For more information, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

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January
2020

Please join us at this impact investing forum focused on Asia, which is convening hundreds of investors and sustainable initiatives seeking funding. USAID Green Invest Asia will be active on day 1 of the event, hosting a plenary session on blended finance that looks at models and ways forward to scale up public and private-sector commitments. Our advisor, John McGinley, with Mekong Strategic Partners, will be speaking on a panel about “green” sustainable banking that will consider business models and approaches to increase returns, while delivering more sustainable, inclusive opportunities that benefit vulnerable habitats and communities.

Past events

Coconut conversations: Sustainability in action, Bangkok
November 7, 2019

The half-day coconut networking event organized with Barry Callebaut in Bangkok on November 7 th , and evening reception co-hosted with PepsiCo, convened coconut industry leaders to advance pre-competitive collaboration on sustainable coconut supply chains and continue discussions about a sustainable coconut “charter” at a time when global demand outstrips current supply.
Download a copy of the event outcome report here

Asiainvestors Thailand Investment Forum, Bangkok
October 10, 2019

USAID Green Invest Asia joined a sustainable finance panel that examined ways to incorporate Environmental, Social and Governance criteria into investment strategies, with a focus on land use investments.

Regional sustainable coffee forum, Manila
August 29, 2019

Representatives of coffee businesses and financial institutions from Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam addressed cutting-edge coffee concerns including the rise of “premium” high-quality coffee, buyers’ perspectives on sustainable sourcing, and investors’ challenges and successes financing coffee at this networking/capital matchmaking forum we organized with the Philippine Coffee Board and International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA).

Blended finance in the Philippines, Manila
July 1, 2019

The Association of Development Finance Institutions in Asia (ADFIAP), USAID Green Invest Asia, and Convergence, in cooperation with Land Bank of the Philippines, held a conference on blended finance that highlighted the approaches and experiences of employing blended finance to emerging and frontier markets to scale up financing of investments required to meet the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network annual conference, Singapore
June 26, 2019

In collaboration with USAID RISE and Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), we organized and moderated a session on “Using Patient Capital to Support Impact Investment” that explored the main features of patient capital, case studies of how it is deployed challenges for impact investors, entrepreneurs and scale-up potential.

Responsible Business Forum, Bangkok
March 26-27, 2019

We co-sponsored the 6 th annual Responsible Business Forum on food and agriculture, moderating a session on innovative finance in agriculture and leading a panel on women in agriculture that presented findings from our study on women and sustainable consumption.

Cambodia Women’s Entrepreneur Association training, Phnom Penh
March 19-20, 2019

The Center for Private International Private Enterprise invited USAID Green Invest Asia to lead a session on communications and speed networking, addressing unique challenges businesswomen face, for a training for some 20 female entrepreneurs with the Cambodia Women’s Entrepreneur Association.

Sustainable coconut and coconut oil roundtable, Kuala Lumpur
March 7, 2019

To address coconut production challenges, USAID Green Invest Asia and Barry Callebaut co-organized in Kuala Lumpur an inaugural Sustainable Coconut and Coconut Oil Roundtable, where industry leaders agreed on broad areas of improvement for the coconut industry, and agreed to pre-competitive collaboration to work toward improving the coconut supply chain through developing a sustainable coconut charter.

Vietnam agriculture and forestry training, Hanoi
February 25, 2019

We supported a training co-hosted by U.S. Forestry Service, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Servir Mekong for Vietnamese agriculture and forestry officials on the use of satellite imagery to identify land-use change patterns, presenting our assessment of carbon measurement tools.

Asia Financial Institutions Forum, Bangkok
January 23-24, 2019

In addition to co-organizing and co-sponsoring the inaugural Asia Financial Institutions Forum, USAID Green Invest Asia moderated the open plenary session forecasting sustainable finance trends, a session on green finance, and organized a panel on sustainable banking in Thailand.

Private-sector sustainable rubber dialogue, Ho Chi Minh City
December 4, 2018

More than 50 company representatives attended the half-day event, which featured executives from Vietnam’s top umbrella group of producers, Vietnam Rubber Group; two certification bodies; IKEA and; Halcyon, a founding member of a global sustainable rubber platform to address challenges of sustainable rubber production in Vietnam.

Vietnam Export Forum 2018, Ho Chi Minh City
November 28, 2018

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry invited USAID Green Invest Asia’s Chief of Party, Christy Owen, to share with its members about “Connecting sustainable agriculture and forestry businesses with global value chains and finance”.

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) Sustainable Agriculture Lab, Bangkok
November 22, 2018

USAID Green Invest Asia organized ANDE’s inaugural learning lab in Southeast Asia on sustainable agriculture, which brainstormed ways the agricultural eco-system can sustainably feed a growing world with shrinking natural resources.

Responsible Business Forum, “Shaping the world in 2030: Partnerships for SDG action” Singapore
October 11-12, 2018

USAID Green Invest Asia’s moderated a session on “Innovative Financing and the SDGs” to explore different ways to mobilize and deploy capital, at scale, to finance the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Responsible Business Forum, “Scaling collaboration to deliver the SDGs”, Jakarta
March 27-28, 2018

USAID Green Invest Asia moderated a panel with financiers on scaling private investment in sustainable land use in this fifth edition of the Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture, attended by more than 400 decision-makers from businesses, governments, investors, and NGOs who discussed case studies of successful collaborations.

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