Archive for 2023

IIX scores $100 million for its sixth Women’s Livelihood Bond – Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, December 13 – Since launching the bond series in 2017, the Singapore-based impact investment firm has raised nearly $230 million to support women’s economic empowerment in Asia. With ever-larger issuances, IIX has evolved its investment thesis, focusing on the intersection of gender and climate issues. Women’s Livelihood Bond 6 is the second in the series to be issued under the Orange Bond framework, which IIX helped develop for social bonds supporting gender equity (“orange” is used for Sustainable Development Goal No. 5).

APG funds women-focused bond targeting Asia, Africa – Asia Investor

With a $30 million investment, APG is anchoring a transformative bond designed to empower women entrepreneurs in Asia and Africa’s emerging markets by merging investor returns with meaningful social progress.

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Women’s Livelihood Bond: empowering women and girls in developing countries – APG Asset Management

On behalf of its pension fund clients, APG has invested USD 30 million (December 8, 2023) in a bond that provides access to capital for women entrepreneurs across a number of Asian and African countries. By empowering women, this investment aligns with APG’s clients’ ambitions to tackle gender inequality wherever they invest, all over the world.

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Press Release: IIX’s Women’s Livelihood Bond™ 6 Breaks New Ground with US$100 Million Issuance as the Largest Orange Bond in the Market, Expected to Empower Over 880,000 Women and Girls in the Global South – Next Billion

Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), the pioneer in Impact Investing, marks a monumental achievement by successfully pricing the Women’s Livelihood Bond™ 6 (WLB6) at an unprecedented size for gender-based investment bonds of US$100 million. This achievement is expected to uplift over 880,000 women and girls in the Global South, making it the largest issuance in the acclaimed WLB Series.

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IIX’s Women’s Livelihood Bond™ 6 Breaks New Ground with US$100 Million Issuance as the Largest Orange Bond in the Market, Expected to Empower Over 880,000 Women and Girls in the Global South

Singapore, 12 December 2023 – Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), the pioneer in Impact Investing, marks a monumental achievement by successfully pricing the Women’s Livelihood Bond™ 6 (WLB6) at an unprecedented size for gender-based investment bonds of US$100 million, with a 7.25% coupon rate. This achievement is expected to uplift over 880,000 women and girls in the Global South, making it the largest issuance in the acclaimed WLB Series.

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Innovative Gender Bond Series Uplifts Rural Women to Drive Climate Action in Asia – Inter Press Service

Credit: Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)

BANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 22 2023 (IPS) – Rural women across Asia play a key role producing, processing, and trading agricultural products, and are often the primary users and managers of natural resources.

Despite this, discriminatory practices and stereotypes all too often limit their access to the technologies, information and economic opportunities needed to build resilience against environmental shocks and increase their incomes.

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Orange Bonds – a catalyst for gender empowerment and sustainable finance in Việt Nam – Vietnam News

The concept behind Orange Bonds lies in their role as a sustainable debt instrument specifically targeting gender empowerment and equity.
Kathy-Thủy Nguyễn, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) Country Director in Việt Nam

Orange Bond is a new concept in Việt Nam. Việt Nam News reporter Mai Hương talks to Kathy-Thủy Nguyễn, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) Country Director in Việt Nam, about this type of impact investment and how it can contribute to sustainable financing development.

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Gender lens investors at SOCAP23 look beyond the ‘business case’ to move capital to women – Impact Alpha

Don’t ask permission, ask forgiveness. That adage captured the mood shift among gender lens investors at this week’s SOCAP23 in San Francisco. Investors from the US and Colombia to Ghana and Singapore are done with being asked to provide proof that investments in women outperform or are “just better business.” That case has been made, they argue.

What they’re doing instead: Disrupting boys clubs that give men access to deals. Building the financial acumen of women. And getting on with the business of pooling and investing capital… in women.

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IIX and NYIF Forge Strategic Partnership to Revolutionize Impact Investing Education – Next Billion

Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), a pioneering global leader in the impact investing landscape, and the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF), a renowned institution with a century-long legacy of developing finance professionals under the guidance of leading experts, proudly announce their transformative partnership. This alliance is poised to reshape the future of the financial sector, particularly in emerging markets, while simultaneously advancing global education in impact investing. This collaboration promises to make significant waves in the realms of finance and sustainability.

With IIX’s formidable presence across Asia, the Pacific, and Africa, combined with NYIF’s distinguished reputation in the United States and worldwide, these two esteemed institutions have united forces to leverage their unique strengths. Together, they aim to create a platform that transcends geographical boundaries, thereby democratizing access to impact investing education on a global scale.

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IIX and NYIF Forge Strategic Partnership to Revolutionize Impact Investing Education

[Singapore/New York], [September 26, 2023] – Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), a pioneering global leader in the impact investing landscape, and the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF), a renowned institution with a century-long legacy of developing finance professionals under the guidance of leading experts, proudly announce their transformative partnership. This alliance is poised to reshape the future of the financial sector, particularly in emerging markets, while simultaneously advancing global education in impact investing. This collaboration promises to make significant waves in the realms of finance and sustainability.

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