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Singapore-based IIX’s Women’s Livelihood Bonds, for example, aim to improve livelihoods for women farmers in Asia and their ability to weather climate shocks – Impact Alpha

  • Singapore-based IIX’s Women’s Livelihood Bonds, for example, aim to improve livelihoods for women farmers in Asia and their ability to weather climate shocks. VisionFund International raised capital with a “kangaroo bond” in Australia to help women entrepreneurs and farmers secure micro-loans and climate insurance. In Amman, Jordan, Amam Ventures sees environmental impact in its pipeline of women-led businesses. “Women think about society as a whole,” Amam’s Fida Taher tells ImpactAlpha. “They know that what they’re doing has an impact, so when they measure their financial returns, they’re also measuring their impact on the environment and society. READ MORE

How leaders can harness the power of finance and technology for social good – World Economic Forum

The COVID-19 pandemic has undone progress made on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet, social innovation during this time is accelerating our ability to transform the way that businesses create value for society in the future. A new imperative around inclusive growth is emerging.

International private-sector investment in developing economies fell by 30% in 2020, with the poorest countries left grappling with pre-2015 levels of SDG investment activity.

With a highly uncertain outlook for the SDGs, the world is facing a watershed moment on how to rebuild a future that works for the 99%. READ MORE

Kemitraan P4G Melalui IIX Luncurkan Gender Bond untuk Mendukung Perempuan di Indonesia – BAPPELITBANGDA KOTA TERNATE

JAKARTA – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) melalui Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) telah berhasil meraih pendanaan senilai USD 27,7 juta atau setara Rp 389,5 miliar melalui penerbitan obligasi Women’s Livelihood BondTM 3 (WLB3). Pendanaan yang digalang melalui WLB3 bertujuan untuk mendukung sejumlah perusahaan yang menitikberatkan pada pemberdayaan wanita dan secara bersamaan juga membantu  READ MORE

Kemitraan P4G Melalui IIX Luncurkan Gender Bond untuk Mendukung Perempuan di Indonesia – Semarak Co

Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) Indonesia National Platform bekerja sama Kementerian Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional dan Badan Perencanaan Pembanguan Nasional (PPN/Bappenas) mendukung inisiatif Women’s Livelihood Bond (WLB) Series yang berhasil menarik minat investasi terkait pemberdayaan wanita di sektor energi dan pertanian.

semarak.co-Dimana P4G melalui Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) telah berhasil meraih pendanaan senilai USD27,7 juta atau setara Rp389,5 miliar melalui penerbitan obligasi Women’s Livelihood BondTM 3 (WLB3). READ MORE

Kemitraan P4G Melalui IIX Luncurkan Gender Bond untuk Mendukung Perempuan di Indonesia – Bappenas

JAKARTA – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) melalui Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) telah berhasil meraih pendanaan senilai USD 27,7 juta atau setara Rp 389,5 miliar melalui penerbitan obligasi Women’s Livelihood BondTM 3 (WLB3). Pendanaan yang digalang melalui WLB3 bertujuan untuk mendukung sejumlah perusahaan yang menitikberatkan pada pemberdayaan wanita dan secara bersamaan juga membantu memulihkan kondisi ekonomi para wanita yang terdampak pandemi Covid-19 di beberapa negara, termasuk Indonesia, India, Kamboja dan Filipina. WLB3 adalah obligasi ketiga yang telah berhasil diterbitkan dari serangkaian emisi yang seluruhnya bernilai USD 150 juta melalui inisiatif Women’s Livelihood BondTM Series (WLB Series). “Indonesia menyambut positif atas inisiatif WLB3 yang merupakan bentuk nyata upaya mencapai tujuan nasional terkait kesetaraan gender. Ini merupakan komitmen kuat dalam mendukung pemberdayaan wanita. Instrumen pendanaan inovatif seperti ini adalah kunci untuk mendorong pertumbuhan dan ketahanan ekonomi Indonesia. Sebagai anggota, Indonesia akan terus mendukung P4G Partnership untuk semakin meningkatkan cakupan dan hasil yang positif ini,” ujar Menteri PPN/Kepala Bappenas Suharso Monoarfa. READ MORE

Celebrating the Value of Women: SHE IS MORE Charity Auction Partners

SHE IS MORE Charity Auction Partners

Despite unprecedented challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, we are thrilled to have been joined by some amazing partners in mobilizing youth to celebrate the courage of women through art. We’re proud to have the support of amazing, renowned brands spearheading this initiative, from Founding Partner Japan Airlines to Crazy Rich Asians and Miss Universe jeweller, Mouawad, to global sustainability brand, beCuriou!

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SHE IS MORE Charity Auction

ABOUT SHE IS MORE

IIX Foundation launched SHE IS MORE to enable everyone to be an advocate for women’s empowerment, to build youth leaders, and to support struggling industries to recovery from the pandemic. SHE IS MORE sparked a global movement in 2019 to celebrate women from all walks of life. This year, join hundreds of women, men, girls, and boys around the world who are using creativity to build a more inclusive world.

The SHE IS MORE Online Auction that was held from Friday, 26 February 2021 – Monday, 8 March 2021 had a range of auction items from travel packages to designer goods for bidding.

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SHE IS MORE: Get to Know Our Judges

Get to Know Our Judges

For this year’s She is more Youth Art Competition, we have a stellar line up of influential judges from the art community across the world. Out of the hundreds of artwork submissions, we have 233 finalists competing in 2 categories. Our judges will be deciding on this year’s winners who will be announced during the week of our Art Auction between Feb 26 – March 8.

Not only will they decide which artist will receive the mentorship prize, we will also hear from them over the next few weeks as they share with us their thoughts on their favorite artwork and the feelings they evoked.

Don’t forget you can be a judge as well! Vote for your favorite artwork to win the Audience Choice Award here.

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Covid-19 pushes surge in sustainable deals – The Asset

Another interesting deal printed in 2020 was the US$12 million women’s livelihood bond for WLB Asset II Pte Limited, the proceeds of which were utilized to extend loans to selected microfinance institutions and impact enterprises benefiting women in Cambodia, India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. READ MORE

DFC pledges $150 million to guarantee the Women’s Livelihood Bond series – Impact Alpha

The commitment is part of the U.S. International Development Finance Corp.’s effort to mobilize $1 billion for women’s economic empowerment in Asia and $6 billion globally (see, “With billions as bait, development financiers seek to hook private investors on gender-lens investing”). READ MORE