Archive for 2016

IIX, Shujog Acts and USAID Partner to Present the Inaugural Impact Investment Trailblazer Showcase

09 December 2016, Singapore — On December 8th, the inaugural Impact Investment Trailblazer Showcase, hosted by the Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) and the Shujog ACTS program with support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), brought together over 100 key players in the impact investment ecosystem from across the globe to reflect on the progress of impact investing and celebrate the innovative leaders within the space.

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ICCO Investments Awarded the First-Ever IIX Trailblazer Award for Their Commitment to Impact Investing

09 December 2016, Singapore — ICCO Investments, an investment initiative of the Netherlands-based ICCO Cooperation, received the first-ever IIX Trailblazer Award at the inaugural Impact Investment Trailblazer Showcase for their commitment to redefining finance and generating social impact in the global community.

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Durreen Shahnaz Honored by Asia Game Changer Award for Pioneering Work in Impact Investing

27 October 2016, New York – Durreen Shahnaz, a Bangladeshi-American entrepreneur and founder of Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) and Shujog, received the Asia Game Changer Award for her pioneering work in changing the game for millions through impact investing.

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Durreen Shahnaz – Asia Society

As a young girl in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Durreen Shahnaz would watch as the men in her family left home to go pray at the mosque. The women often stayed behind to feed beggars outside their home. “We didn’t have much,” Shahnaz remembers. “It was a post-war nation ravished with famine, but we all had to do our part. It was important for us not just give something to others but also to help them stand on their feet.”

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Asia Society Announces 2016 Asia Game Changers

Asia Society today announced the 2016 Asia Game Changers, recognizing those making a transformative and positive difference for the future of Asia and the world.

This year’s nine honorees include a doctor who has restored sight to thousands of patients, a young activist who is bringing education to her fellow Syrian refugees, a pioneer in social impact investment in Asia, and two musicians who are using art to heal their war-torn nations. Iconic architect I.M. Pei, a mentor to scores of American and Chinese architects alike, will receive the first Asia Game Changer Lifetime Achievement Award. Read More

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Harnessing the Power of Conscious Capitalism

Impact Exchange, the world’s first social stock exchange, launched by Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), is poised to introduce its first instrument — the Women’s Livelihood Bond — which is set to raise US$20 million from a pool of underlying issuers. IIX founder and chairman Durreen Shahnaz talks about this instrument and the other investment platforms the company has come up with for the social good.

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IIX, Shujog and KKR Partner with Banyan Nation to Increase the Sustainability of Indian Recycling

HYDERABAD & SINGAPORE – Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), Shujog, and global investment firm KKR assisted Banyan Nation (“Banyan”) in raising US$800,000 in their first fund raise. This will enable Banyan to scale a business solution which mitigates inefficiencies in India’s waste recycling value chain through the use of technology and sustainable business practices to formalize recycling processes.

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