Archive for September, 2020

Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) launches IIX Values™ – the world’s first impact verification solution for every organization

SINGAPORE, 25 September 2020 – IIX, a global leader in innovative finance and sustainable investing — is building on a decade of experience in impact measurement to launch IIX Values— the world’s first impact verification solution for every type of organization, whether they are for-profit or non-profit, social enterprise, funds or corporations. Grounded in over 60,000 data points from more than 360 companies working across 46 countries, the impact verification solution will not only identify, measure, and verify the value created by every company, it will also give customers the power to verify the positive impacts brought about in their lives.

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Marc Benioff, James Mwangi and Felicitas Pantoja winners of the 2020 Oslo Business for Peace Award – Market News Reports

The Oslo Business for Peace Award is given yearly to enterprise leaders, as people, for his or her excellent businessworthy accomplishments; leaders who apply their enterprise vitality ethically and responsibly, creating stronger financial and societal worth. Past winners embody Paul Polman, Ouided Bouchamaoui, Richard Branson and Durreen Shahnaz. The 2020 winners (Honourees) will likely be celebrated on the Business for Peace Summit in May 2021.  READ MORE

Investing For Good Asia – Financial Times

Financing a Sustainable, Resilient Future
DIGITAL CONFERENCE I 13 October 2020, 08:25 SGT Time (GMT +8)  READ MORE

Sustainable Investing After COVID: What’s Next for Asia? – Asia Society

During these unprecedented times when COVID-19 has exacerbated systemic social and economic inequalities, there is renewed interest in sustainable investing and creating positive change for the world’s poorest – both for national economic recovery as well as global sustainable development. At the same time, there are also rising concerns about “impact washing” or “pandemic washing” – where money is deployed to “business as usual” investments, that may even reinforce rather than reduce inequalities. READ MORE

Standing Firm Beside Underserved Women in Asia – The Rockefeller Foundation

When Durreen Shahnaz first floated the idea of creating a new financing vehicle explicitly to help underserved women entrepreneurs in Asia, bankers and financiers advised her against including the word “women.” Calling it the Women’s Livelihood Bond, they said, might chase away investors. Better to just call it an emerging market bond. No way, said Shahnaz, founder and chief executive of Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange (IIX).  READ MORE