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  2. New impact initiative to uplift underserved women SMEs in Apac – CityWire Asia

    Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange and the Australian government have launched three innovative financing solutions for women SMEs in the Asia Pacific. On top of the initial funding…

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  3. Bangladeshi-American Durreen Shahnaz now on Forbes 50 Over 50 list – Dhaka Tribune

    Amid the continuing recognition for her priceless role as a financial changemaker, Durreen Shahnaz, a Bangladeshi-American investment banker-turned-entrepreneur, professor, and speaker, has now made it…

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  4. The Rainmakers: Meet The Women Over 50 Creating New Ways To Make And Move Money – Forbes

    Born in Bangladesh and educated in the U.S., Shahnaz started her career on Wall Street in the late ’80s and saw firsthand how the financial…

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  5. IIX and the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Launch Blended Finance Solutions to Benefit 2.5 Million Lives in Asia Pacific by 2023

    SINGAPORE AND CANBERRA [September 15, 2021] – Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) announced today the…

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  6. Opportunities for Sustainable Investing and Philanthropy in Southeast Asia, Omidyar Network

    Amidst the growing Sustainable Investing and Philanthropy movement in Southeast Asia, sustainable investors and venture philanthropists alike seek to better understand the state of entrepreneurship and development ecosystem in the region. In this report, IIX provides Omidyar Network with a thorough landscape mapping of Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, surrounding the themes of innovation, impact investing and philanthropy. Alongside this, vertical analyses of key sectors such as financial inclusion, mobile internet, education, property rights, and governance and civic engagement are also explored. If you would like to learn more, contact us for further

  7. Asian Impact Investment Fund Screening, Telenor

    Telenor engaged IIX to conduct a thorough mapping of socially focused funds operating in Asia and to create a shortlist based on the fit with Telenor’s investment criteria and target demographic.

  8. Exploring the Nexus Between Peace-Building and Social Enterprises, UNDP

    IIX developed a report that provided an in-depth exploration of the potential of SEs to address the risk of lapsing or relapsing into conflict in high-risk countries (Afghanistan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan). If you would like to learn more, contact us for further

  9. IIX Women’s Livelihood Bond™ Blueprint Paper, Rockefeller Foundation

    IIX’s commitment-to-action to the Clinton Global Initiative, the first ISB, is the Women’s Livelihood Bond (WLB)™, a US$8.5 million debt security designed to unlock capital for Impact Enterprises (IEs) and Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) that are part of the sustainable livelihoods spectrum for underserved women in South-East Asia. This bond is the first tranche under the US$150 million WLB series, a series of debt securities creating sustainable livelihoods for over 3 million women and underserved communities across developing countries. This Blueprint Paper provides an overview of the Women's Livelihood Bond's mechanics by outlining the key steps involved in the bond structuring process. Supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, a visionary catalyst in the impact investing space, this paper will capture the work done by IIX on product, pipeline and partnership development, and bond issuance.

  10. Designing the Social Impact Exchange in Malaysia, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia

    The report advises the government of Malaysia on designing the Social Impact Exchange (SIX) - a national platform to list, fund, and grow sustainable Social Purpose Organizations. The report provides a landscape mapping of Malaysia's social finance ecosystem and the systemic gaps that the SIX is positioned to address, while providing recommendations in terms of defining target outcomes, short, medium, and long-term goals of the platform, impact verification, ecosystem engagement, and lessons learnt from other impact exchanges. If you would like to learn more, contact us for further