There is US$205 billion in untapped investment across Southeast Asia's food, agriculture, and forestry sectors per year. 
By addressing the skills gap that exists in the ASEAN investment landscape, the program equips professionals with the necessary skills to accelerate responsible investment in the food, agriculture, and forestry sectors.
The academy offers a unique training program to residents of ASEAN countries, providing an ideal entry point for professionals working in both private and public sectors, as well as start-ups, non-profits, and farmer organizations in ASEAN.
The course is delivered by Grow Asia and hosted by the Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), and the Singapore Agri-Food Innovation Lab (SAIL) – a collaboration between NTU and Enterprise Singapore to drive innovation and collaboration among companies in the agri-food sector and accelerate developments from the lab to market.
Hear from Professor Boh Wai Fong,
Deputy Dean of Nanyang Business School
"The launch of the ASEAN Academy on Responsible Investing marks a significant milestone in our collective efforts to drive responsible and sustainable growth in agricultural finance, a cornerstone of ASEAN's vision for economic growth. I look forward to seeing the transformative change that the program will bring."
Dr Pham Quang Minh
Assistant Director, Food, Agriculture and Forestry Division, ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
"The launch of the ASEAN Academy on Responsible Investing is a shining example of the commitment of ASEAN and its partners to promoting responsible and sustainable growth in finance. As a key partner of ASEAN, Japan is committed to supporting this innovative program, which will equip finance professionals and investors with the knowledge and skills they need to drive impactful change."
Mission of Japan to ASEAN
This project on Creation and Testing of Learning and Accreditation Programme to Implement the ASEAN-RAI Guidelines is supported by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). It is also supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).