Archive for 2011

ADB Publishes Shujog’s ‘Impact Investors in Asia’ report

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has just published Impact Investment Shujog’s research on Impact Investors in Asia. Shujog was contracted as a consultant by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to conduct research on current and future Impact Investor behavior in Asia. The paper, titled “Impact Investors in Asia: Characteristics and Preferences for Investing in Social Enterprises in Asia and the Pacific” was conducted as a part of ADB’s Regional Technical Assistance (RETA) #7549 and is available here.

More information about the Shujog’s research can be found here.

IIX hosts Dr. Rodin in Singapore for Impact Investment Discussion Thursday, Sept 29

This evening Impact Investment Exchange is proud to host Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, as she leads a panel on impact investment. Alongside Dr. Rodin will be Mr. Bart Edes, Director, Poverty Reduction, Gender, and Social Development, Asia Development Bank, Mr. Matthew Gamser, Head, Access to Finance Advisory, International Finance Corporation, Ms. Sumita Ghose, CEO, Rangsutra, and Mr. Kishore Moorjani, Founder and Managing Partner, Credit Asia Capital.

Catch Robert Kraybill at SOCAP11 in San Francisco

Want to know what do social capital markets stand for in East Asia? Come learn as Robert and other leaders in the space take a look at how social entrepreneurship and impact investing have evolved so far in East Asia, the successes and failures, where it is headed, and how we should influence future direction. Click here to find out more about the event.

Impact Partners and Mission Markets implement partnership

Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) and Mission Markets remain committed to developing a relationship to achieve scale that will increase the flow of capital and unlock significant potential within the global impact and sustainability markets. We have begun to engage in a two-way referral process by which our public websites are now directly linked. Our members are encouraged to engage further in the extended investment opportunities presented by the partnership. In order to further strengthen the collaboration and cross-pollination across borders, IIX has also extended a limited time free trial* valid from now till 31st Dec 2011 to all Mission Markets members who are investors, simply type in this promotion code ‘MM2011’. Register now or to find out more click here.

* Terms & Conditions apply.

Durreen Shahnaz to present at TEDx Kuala Lumpur

Durreen Shahnaz, the founder of Impact Investment Exchange and Impact Investment Shujog,will speak at the third annual TEDX Kuala Lumpur conference on August 20, 2011. Under the theme “We Have A Secret”, the conference will feature some of the world’s most fascinating thinkers and their untold stories. Learn more and register here:​/speakers/2011/

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Luxury brands are under more scrutiny than ever before. Increasingly, customers are demanding to know not just what a global niche luxury watch brand like Corum values, but also how it stands behind these values. “Today’s consumer likes to go beyond the marketing tag line to see what values the brand truly stands for,” says Corum’s Regional Managing Director Deepa Chatrath. What does this trend mean for corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?

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In April 2011, Shujog sent its research team, Magnus Young and Shlesha Thapaliya, to Dhaka, Bangladesh as part of its impact assessment mission. The team was continuously reminded of the importance of leveraging local knowledge to empower people in a broad-based sustainable way – a primary principle underpinning all of Shujog’s impact assessment work. What did local entrepreneurs have to say?

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Hong Kong is home to diverse parties willing to invest financial, intellectual and human capital in innovative ways to achieve social impact. “No one will deny that Hong Kong has crowds of enthusiastic businessmen, corporations and people who want to give a helping hand to society,” says Francis Ngai, founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong. Why does social enterprise play a critical role in Hong Kong and China?

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The Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) plans to help the venture philanthropy (VP) space across Asia grow with its new Singapore-based platform set to launch in 2012. According to AVPN, experience, capital and knowledge exchange between its members can multiply social impact. Why does AVPN believe Asia is more than ready for VP and impact investing?

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