Archive for July, 2017

Women’s livelihood bond, Lok Capital’s exits, economically targeted pension fund investments, the coming genetic divide – Impact Alpha

IIX raises $8 million with Women’s Livelihood Bond on Singapore Exchange. The bond offered by the Impact Investment Exchange is expected to help 385,000 women in Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines and other southeast Asian countries transition from subsistence to sustainable livelihoods. It will provide credit and loans to microfinance institutions and women-oriented impact enterprises. Read More.

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Landmark Women’s Livelihood Bond Fully Funded – Pro Bono Australia

The Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) has successfully closed a landmark $8 million Women’s Livelihood Bond (WLB) that is expected to impact the lives of more than 385,000 women across Southeast Asia. The bond is described as the world’s first impact investing instrument with a dual focus on social and financial returns to be listed on a stock exchange. Read More.

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IIX, DBS price new US$8m social sustainability bond to be listed on SGX – The Business Times

SINGAPORE’S DBS Bank and Singapore-based impact investing platform Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) have priced a US$8 million bond aimed at improving livelihoods of more than 385,000 women in South-east Asia. Termed the Women’s Livelihood Bond (WLB), this four-year bond offers a coupon rate of 5.65 per cent per annum, and is expected to be listed on the Singapore Exchange within a month, said DBS in a release on Thursday. If successful, the listing will make it the first such bond to be listed on a traditional stock exchange. Read More.

The Different Ways of Doing Good – The Business Times

WHEN it comes to doing good and corporate social responsibility (CSR), it seems that there is often a mistaken notion that it is something only large multi-national corporations can afford. For a start, it is not about spending vast resources – be it princely sums of money or hundreds of hours of manpower. While these are certainly various means of contributing to society, there are many other innovative ways that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups can make a difference. The SME Magazine takes a look at what businesses in Singapore are doing to make a social impact despite of challenges they face. Read More.



IIX Closes US$8 Million Women’s Livelihood Bond™—the World’s First Listed Social Sustainability Bond

July 6, 2017— SINGAPORE— IIX (Impact Investment Exchange), a pioneer in impact investing and catalyst to social innovation, has closed the world’s first social sustainability bond to be listed on a stock exchange, the Women’s Livelihood Bond (WLB)™. This innovative US$8 million bond is the first in a series of IIX Social Sustainability Bonds™ and is projected to empower over 385,000 women across Southeast Asia through increased credit access, market linkages, and affordable goods and services.

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IIX, with support of DBS, to list S$11 million Women’s Livelihood Bond on SGX – Today

SINGAPORE – In a global first, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), with the support of DBS Bank, is listing on the Singapore Exchange a US$8 million (S$11 million) Women’s Livelihood Bond (WLB) that seeks to improve the lives of more than 385,000 women in Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Read More.

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IIX closes $8m Women’s Livelihood Bond for SEA, to seek listing on SGX – Deal Street Asia

Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) has closed its $8 million Women’s Livelihood Bond (WLB), a debt security designed to impact the lives of over 385,000 women across Southeast Asia. IIX also announced on Wednesday (July 5), its plan to list the bonds on the Singapore Exchange (SGX). A total of 5.65 per cent of WLB are due  on 2021. Read more.

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