Outi Grüner

Southeast Asia Director, AVPN

Outi is the Southeast Asia Director leading AVPN activities in developing the social investment ecosystem in this strategic region where over 35% of the 580+ members are based and many more active in. AVPN as a social investors’ network facilitates collaboration and knowledge sharing across sectors, from foundations and family offices, to corporations and impact funds leveraging everything from grants to debt and equity across the continuum of capital.

AVPN’s long term goal is to increase the amount of social investment capital that applies a gender lens to solve the challenges faced across the Asia- Pacific region by promoting best practices and encouraging collaborations to strengthen the effectiveness of practitioners in making more impact in the sector. Outi leads the implementation of AVPN programs in Southeast Asia.

Specialized in working with multi-stakeholder approach, across different sectors, Outi advocates for sustainable social impact through collaborative action. With her background on corporate sustainability, non-profit development work and Public-Private Partnerships, she focuses on promoting partnerships and innovative collaboration as the key enablers of a sustainable future. Besides her native Finland, Outi has lived and worked in Germany, USA, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam before settling down in Singapore in 2015.

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