DONOR money is drying up and social enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region are looking towards being both profit-driven and socially impactful, said participants at an industry forum this week. Published in The Business Times 30 June 1 July 2012.
June 26, 2012 – Channel News Asia Singapore: Investing with a social cause has caught on in Asia. Read more here.
June 25, 2012 – Business Times interview at Impact Forum 2012. Read the full article here.
Professor Durreen Shahnaz’s speech at Asian Private Banker Investment Advisory Summit Singapore 2012
IIX and Shujog are hosting our biggest Impact Forum to date on June 25 and 26 in Singapore as a culmination of our pioneering achievements thus far, including the upcoming launch of Impact Exchange – Asia’s first social stock exchange.
IIX and our Managing Director Robert Kraybill were featured in an article about social stock exchanges in Inside Investor Relations this weekend:
“Social stock exchanges can make the world a better place, which goes back to what I thought capital markets should be doing all along,’ says Kraybill, managing director of Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX).”
Read the full article here and keep an eye out for the print edition due in February.
IIX was mentioned in an Institutional Investor article about impact investing infrastructure on January 5, 2012.
“A few shops have set out to build [impact investing] infrastructure. In March 2011, Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), run by former Morgan Stanley colleagues Robert Kraybill and Durreen Shahnaz, launched a platform called Impact Partners. For an annual subscription fee, Impact Partners gives investors information about social enterprises throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Chosen for their financial viability and their social or environmental impact, the enterprises featured on the platform focus on everything from microfinance to fair trade to sustainable agriculture.”
Read the full article here.