IIX Impact Report 2023 Download

Impact Report 2023

In 2023, IIX made remarkable strides in empowering women, girls, and gender minorities, driving sustainable growth, and fostering resilient communities worldwide. Our innovative Women’s Livelihood Bond™ Series, including the groundbreaking US$100 million Orange Bond, mobilized unprecedented capital for underserved enterprises. Our initiatives impacted millions across clean energy, healthcare, and agriculture sectors, demonstrating the power of inclusive finance. With advanced data-driven strategies and the launch of pivotal programs like the Orange Bond Verifier Training program, we are shaping a more equitable future. Download our report to explore these transformative achievements and join us in our mission for global inclusivity and empowerment.

IIX Intelligence Whitepaper

IIX Intelligence™ Whitepaper

IIX Intelligence™ stands out as a global data hub for sustainable data, presenting data on Sustainable Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Our whitepaper delves into how data can shift perspectives on MSMEs and their pivotal role in global economies. IIX Intelligence™ is more than just a data repository; it’s a dynamic tool that bridges us to a deeper understanding of the MSME landscape, catalyzing change in this sector. This examination uncovers IIX Intelligence™ as a guide for informed decision-making and a beacon of transparency.

Succeeding sections dive into practical aspects of IIX Intelligence™, such as user experience, data reliability, and alignment with industry standards. Read our whitepaper to see how IIX Intelligence™ aggregates data about MSMEs from around the globe.

Impact Investing Landscape of Vietnam

Impact Investing Landscape of Vietnam

The “Impact Investing Landscape of Vietnam” report is an extensive market analysis conducted by IIX between July and December 2022 as a component of the Impact Investing Readiness in Vietnam (IIRV) project, funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC). This study aimed to assess and map out the present condition of the impact investing industry in Vietnam, employing a proactive strategy to steer its development from 2023 to 2027 through strategic interventions under the IIRV project. These measures are designed to strengthen the impact investment framework, expand Social Impact Businesses (SIBs), promote gender equality, and support sectors including agriculture, health, education, clean technology, and environmental sustainability. Furthermore, their objective is to improve the entire ecosystem for impact investing and stimulate the flow of private investment.

This market analysis aims to provide comprehensive insights into Vietnam’s impact investing landscape, examining the national and local levels. The study will provide a robust foundation of evidence to inform the project’s initiatives and address the needs of critical stakeholders, such as GAC and other Vietnamese government ministries. The IIRV initiative intends to promote inclusive economic growth and social development in Vietnam, focusing on assisting vulnerable and neglected populations. This will be achieved by increasing the amount of private money directed towards SIBs.

Environmental Sustainability Strategy for Vietnamese Social Impact Businesses and Sustainable MSMEs

Environmental Sustainability Strategy for Vietnamese Social Impact Businesses and Sustainable MSMEs

The Environmental Sustainability Strategy (ESS) was created for Vietnamese Social Impact Businesses and Sustainable Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) as a part of the Impact Investing Readiness in Vietnam (IIRV) Project. The project was sponsored by GAC and implemented by IIX. The ESS includes three different approaches to achieving environmental sustainability: 

  1. The IIX Values Framework categorizes environmental activities such as risk mitigation, climate adaptation, transformation, negative externalities reduction, resource conservation, and efficiency. 
  2. Impact Assessment tool helps firms measure SDG contributions nationally and by industry sector using IIX Values data. 
  3. GAC’s 5-step risk management cycle includes risk monitoring for complete, proactive, and systematic risk analysis, management, and communication. Strategic planning and environmental sustainability goals benefit from this approach.

Furthermore, this research examines answers and interventions that are both comprehensive and interconnected. These strategies are designed to help impact businesses achieve their targeted impact goals while also enhancing their financial stability and operational capabilities.

Gender-Based Analysis (GBA+) of The Impact Investing Landscape of Vietnam

Gender-Based Analysis (GBA+) of The Impact Investing Landscape of Vietnam

This study investigates the application of Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) in Vietnam’s impact investing sector by integrating the GBA+ framework developed by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) with the GLI approach of IIX. The GBA+ methodology employed by GAC analyzes structural disparities to uncover the perspectives of women, men, and gender-diverse individuals towards policies, programs, and initiatives. Simultaneously, IIX’s GLI framework seeks to enhance the accessibility, cost-effectiveness, and fairness of financial resources, empowering women both socially and economically to establish a beneficial cycle of transformation in financial systems, environmental sustainability, and societal norms.

GBA+ assists in identifying financial, knowledge, and support deficiencies for entrepreneurs of all genders and from underrepresented sectors. The results indicate notable discrepancies in financial accessibility between genders and marginalized groups, underscoring the pressing necessity to tackle these concerns to enhance the economic feasibility and longevity of Social Impact Businesses (SIBs) and sustainable Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

The Impact Investing Readiness in Vietnam (IIRV) Project, funded by GAC and implemented by IIX, utilizes this thorough assessment to guide and develop successful approaches to recognize and tackle the obstacles in promoting a diverse and fair impact investment environment in Vietnam.

Enabling Finance and Investment Policy Framework to Promote Women-focused Social Impact Businesses (SIBs) in Vietnam

Enabling Finance and Investment Policy Framework to Promote Women-focused Social Impact Businesses (SIBs) in Vietnam

The paper titled “Enabling Finance and Investment Policy Framework to Promote Women-focused Social Impact Businesses (SIBs) in Vietnam” is an essential component of the ongoing series under the Impact Investing Readiness in Vietnam (IIRV) Project. It is set to be released annually from 2022 to 2027. This research aims to analyze and evaluate the current financial and policy situation for SIBs in Vietnam. The objective is to create a favorable environment for their development and increase their ability to attract more impact investments. 

This study examines the financial and investment policies impacting women-focused SIBs in Vietnam. It carefully examines the roles of essential policy participants and utilizes global standards to create informed recommendations. These recommendations propose a substantial change in how the Government views its role in public policy within the social impact investment (SII) arena. It specifically promotes a shift from a charitable strategy to a more business-oriented one, acknowledging the crucial role of SIBs in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Within the larger SII ecosystem, it places the Government in a central role in stimulating growth by establishing a favorable regulatory framework. 

RRR Research Paper

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IIX partnered with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to spearhead an innovative Relief, Recovery, Resilience (RRR) multi-stakeholder approach to navigate emergencies. The intervention was aimed at tackling the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as climate disasters by investing in women and unlocking their potential in building community and economic resilience. Primarily targeting women-focused MSMEs operating in South and Southeast Asia, IIX’s innovative financing structures and technology platforms played a crucial role in providing enterprises with catalytic capital and access to financial markets that unlocked private sector capital with a multiplier effect. The RRR intervention hence provided immediate relief, supported recovery, and built resilience against future shocks and climate emergencies.

Read this report to get insights on the IIX solutions woven into the RRR approach that mobilized impact in a turbulent time, and grew into the Orange Movement. The report includes case studies of select businesses as illustrations of the resounding success of the intervention.

Orange Bond Initiative™ Insights Paper

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The Initiative’s latest insights report, ‘Building a Gender-Empowered Financial System’, provides a three-pronged framework to systematically scale investing in gender equality.

It explores key concepts including (1) the potential for Orange Bonds as a cross-cutting asset class to advance gender-just prosperity, peace, and climate resilience; (2) the need to embrace diversity, equality, and inclusion in decision-making; and (3) the potential to align risk, return, and impact to build transparent, data-driven financial markets.

Taking an ecosystem approach, the report includes recommendations on how various actors can be a part of the ‘Orange’ movement and transition gender-lens investing from strategy to action.

IIX Impact Report 2022 Download

Impact Report 2022

Last year was an unprecedented success for IIX, as we continued to work towards achieving our mission of revolutionizing the financial system. Despite the challenges that were posed across industry sectors and economies worldwide, 2022 saw us take bold steps in fulfilling this vision – with remarkable growth both internally and externally. Our Impact Report shines a spotlight on these accomplishments while providing insights into where progress has been made and what lies ahead in 2023.

Making Finance work for Women and the Underserved in the Global South

The first primer looks at the incentives of listening to communities, especially women on the ground, to shape better development solutions and to create meaningful impact.