Archive for March, 2022

How a quantitative approach is boosting ESG investing – AsianInvestor

A data-driven, quantitative approach to sustainable investing is a must to keep pace with an increasingly complex investment landscape.

As the demand for sustainable investments increases, more investors are turning to quantitative methods for portfolio construction and impact measurement, a move that augurs well for the industry, experts told AsianInvestor. The trend is picking up in Asia where data availability and inconsistency have long been a major challenge for players in the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) space.

 

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Announcement: A Call for Impact Investors, Enterprises and Supporters to Pitch for Change

Applications to the Pitch Fest 2022 is officially open for enterprises looking to improve their Population, involve more in Participation or increase Productivity

April 15, 2022 – IIX Impact Partners, a crowdfunding investor portal for impact investing, has deepened their commitment in building gender lens solutions with the announcement of the Pitch Fest 2022, a pre-acceleration program designed for entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia who are solving the world’s most pressing problems. With that, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), a global champion of sustainable enterprise, is opening access to its community of over 1,800 companies and 1,200 investors to democratize fundraising in the impact investing space.

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13 Reasons to Celebrate for IIX’s 13th Anniversary

IIX Anniversary, women empowerment

 

“13 has always been my lucky number. We take a moment to be thankful for another glorious year as we are energized by the continued support from our leadership, extended families, partners, associates, and community to connect the backstreets to Wall Street.”

 –  Prof. Durreen Shanaz, CEO and Founder of IIX

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Raising $30m for women-led, climate-focused enterprises – Barclays

Barclays was proud to work with Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) to issue its fourth Women’s Livelihood Bond™ for Climate (WLB4C).

The proceeds will directly support women-led and climate-focused enterprises in India, Indonesia, Cambodia and the Philippines, and are expected to benefit nearly 500,000 under-served women and girls in the developing markets.

 

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IIX Impact Report

We are delighted to share our 2020 Impact Report with you! We invite you to learn about our journey so far and join us as we look ahead to the next decade of change.

How orange bonds plan to peel back the gender divide – Asian Investor

Also called orange bonds, this relatively new class of sustainable financing aims to remove gender bias and improve women’s equality and living standards in developing countries.

Can orange be the new green? The answer is a resounding yes for supporters of orange bonds, a growing asset class focused on gender lens investing as a form of sustainability financing to narrow the gender gap and improve women’s equality.

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25 more badass women shaping climate action – GreenBiz

Whether it’s activists Xiye Bastida, Destiny Hodges, Sônia Guajajara, and Gloria Walton rallying Black, Indigenous or people of color (BIPOC) communities typically excluded from the climate dialogue; financiers Geeta Aiyer and Durreen Shahnaz bringing much needed investments in sustainable development; STEM pioneers Anousheh Ansari or Jennifer Holmgren catalyzing climate tech breakthroughs; or corporate sustainability leaders such as Ashley Allen and Elysa Hammond, each individual is making her mark in unique and undeniable ways, advocating for causes close to their hearts.

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LinkedIn Top Voices in Gender Equity: The 10 Singapore-based creators to follow

Women have made great strides in the workplace in Singapore, but more needs to be done in order to level the playing field and provide an inclusive environment for all genders and identities. This International Women’s Day 2022, we dug into the data to highlight women who are posting about the issues of gender equity on LinkedIn.

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Building Pathways Between Wall Street and the Global South — A Conversation with IIX

Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) is an impact investment firm with the mission of transforming financial systems so that women, the environment, and underserved communities are given value and a voice in the global market. “We build pathways to connect the Wall Streets of the world to underserved communities by measuring and unlocking investment capital,” says IIX Founder and CEO, Durreen Shahnaz. Based in Singapore, IIX’s work spans 53 countries and has unlocked $233 million of private sector capital to support more than 150 enterprises since the firm’s founding. READ MORE

IIX Convenes a Global Coalition to Launch the World’s First Asset Class for Investing in Women with the Orange Bond Initiative™ to unlock $10B and empower 100M women.

The world’s first gender-lens investing asset class by and for the Global South and the 99%. 

March 8th, SINGAPORE – Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) has launched the Orange Bond Initiative™, a global coalition to create the world’s first gender-lens investing asset class by and for the Global South and the 99%. The Initiative will mobilize the multi-trillion bond market to empower 100 million women and girls as solutions to achieve the UN’s 17 SDGs and build a more inclusive, climate-resilient future for all. Orange is the color of UN SDG 5: Gender Equality –  and the Orange Bonds are expected to unlock US$10 billion for gender-lens investing by 2030.

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