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IIX Presents at “Capital Markets for Social Good,” Hosted by 85 Broads

On September 5, IIX’s Mona Sinha and Natalie Williams will present the mission and future of the Impact Investment Exchange to the Hong Kong chapter of 85 Broads, a global network that focuses on investing in women’s opportunities. See below for event details.

The 85 Broads Hong Kong Chapter

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Sunday Brunch Speaker Series:

Capital Markets for Social Good

Join us on September 5 to learn about Asia’s first social stock exchange during our exclusive Sunday brunch at Spuntini, while meeting new and old friends from 85 Broads. Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) will be a trading platform and an efficient capital-raising mechanism for social enterprises in Asia.

Mona Sinha and Natalie Williams from IIX will be our speakers, and will discuss the mission and latest developments of IIX, their experiences with the organization, and opportunities to be involved.

Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)

IIX is a social enterprise with a social mission: to provide social enterprises in Asia with greater access to capital, allowing them to more rapidly expand the impact of their activities. IIX will focus on social enterprises doing valuable work in fields such as clean technology, social market initiatives, education, health care and microfinance. IIX will connect social enterprises with impact investors seeking to achieve both a social return and an economic return while providing capital to fund innovative social businesses.

Speaker Bios

Mona Sinha is the Director of Strategic Initiatives of IIX. She advises and provides leadership to organizations focused on women, human rights and education, in areas of brand building, strategic planning and fundraising. Mona began her career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, followed by marketing at P&G and Unilever. Most recently, she worked on a project for Goldman Sachs Asia on the development of Asian leadership. She holds a BA from Smith College and an MBA from Columbia University. She currently is an advisor to Smith College and an Advisory Director to Breakthrough, a human rights organization based in the US and India.

Natalie Williams advises IIX on legal and policy issues. Natalie served in the New York State Attorney General’s Office as the Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau and Deputy Bureau Chief. From 1995-96, Natalie served as an Associate Counsel to President Clinton in the Office of the White House Counsel. She was a senior litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton where she worked on commercial litigation, products liability, international arbitration and securities fraud matters. Natalie is a graduate of Cornell University and Yale Law School. 

Location: Spuntini, Shop A, G/F,

No. 4-6 St Francis Street,

Wanchai, Hong Kong

(MTR Station: Pacific Place)

Date: Sunday, September 5
Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm
RSVP: 85broadshongkong@gmail.com
Fee: HK$220 for members

HK$250 for non-members

Setting the Wheels of “Qllaboration” in Motion

Asia IIX Founder Durreen Shahnaz, Aidha President Sarah Mavrinac, and Carbon Conservation CEO Doriee Sun participate in a conversation hosted by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Timor Leste President Jose Ramos–Horta.

The four will be the main speakers for Qi Global’s 2010 conference: The Annual Asian Summit for Sustainable Innovation, to be held in Singapore on 8-9 October, 2010.

Pre-Summit Qllaboration from Qi GLOBAL on Vimeo.

Ted Interview with Durreen Shahnaz

Durreen Shahnaz, founder and chairman of Impact Investment Exchange spoke to TED about her experiences from Wall Street to Grameen Bank and what propelled her next project: a stock exchange for socially conscious companies. You can read more at http://blog.ted.com/2010/07/30/fellows-friday-with-durreen-shahnaz/

GSVC – Social Entrepreneurship Symposium

Durreen Shahnaz, Founder and Chairman of Impact Investment Exchange Asia, spoke at the GSVC Symposium on 19th March in Bangkok. Click on the following link to listen to the talk:  http://is.gd/aRt3z.

Prestige Interview with Durreen Shahnaz: Power To Impact

We expected the usual power suit, but Durreen Shahnaz, the founder and chairperson of what is to be a new stock exchange come 2011, is wearing a vegetable dyed sari instead. Its material so light and supple, it flutters in the breeze. The image is powerful. The ex-investment banker and high flying media exec turned entrepreneur is, indeed, the face of a kinder and more conscious form of capitalism. Her Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) — Asia’s first social stock exchange — will be a capital market for social good. It is a lofty goal, but Shahnaz has never known how to aim for anything less.

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business.outlookindia.com | “We Will Take The Risks That Investors Cannot Afford To”

A radically new form of social investment, championed by the century-old Rockefeller Foundation, the much younger Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and even financial powerhouses like Citigroup, is gaining followers. Antony Bugg-Levine, Managing Director of the US-based Rockefeller Foundation, shared with Naren Karunakaran ideas about the changing landscape of the philanthropic world.

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Social Enterprise in Asia: Context and Opportunities

Asia is the birthplace of several successful and large Social Enterprises (SEs) such as Grameen Bank, BRAC and PDA. While extensively covered in the media, these entities are the exception rather than the norm. These SEs were, and some remain, lucky to receive unquestioned government and donor support. Not all the SEs in Asia is in the same position. Unfortunately most of the SEs are mid-sized; with neither have the unlimited access to capital nor the required recognition of their impactful work. At the same time, SEs in Asia operate within contexts that, while impossible to generalise across the whole region, provide some unique opportunities for growth.

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Rockefeller Foundation Awards Grant to Impact Investment Exchange (Asia)

SINGAPORE – Jan. 18, 2010 – The Rockefeller Foundation has awarded a US$495,000 project support grant to Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange (Asia) Pte. Ltd. (IIX), which is creating Asia’s first social stock exchange.  The grant will support research and proof-of-concept analysis that IIX will undertake prior to launch of its exchange.

The Foundation made the grant as part of its Impact Investing work to help facilitate the development of necessary infrastructure for the social capital markets and to promote the availability of capital for Social Enterprises.

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WhartonConnect Interviews IIX Founder Durreeen Shahnaz

Durreen Shahnaz, WG’95

As Wharton’s first Bangladeshi alumna, Durreen Shahnaz, WG’95, strives to make her alma mater proud – and to make an impact as a social entrepreneur and professor.

What is your occupation?
I wear two hats: one as a social entrepreneur and the other as a professor. I am the Founder and Chairperson of Impact Investment Exchange—a social stock exchange in Asia. Additionally, I am Associate Professor and Head of Programme on Social Innovation and Change at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

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IIX in the News in Italy

http://novareview.ilsole24ore.com/articoli/35594

economia della conoscenza

Un mercato di buone idee

Una crescita economica responsabile

di Giorgio Fiorentini e Cesare Vitali*

La Social Stock Exchange o Borsa Sociale è un mercato azionario ed obbligazionario per la quotazione di imprese sociali siano esse profit che non profit. Per creare un beneficio sociale ed economico rilevante per qualsiasi territorio e sistema paese.

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