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IIX’s Orange Movement™ leads the charge in Indonesia’s impact investment landscape – The Jakarta Post

IIX’s Orange Movement™ leads the charge in Indonesia’s impact investment landscape

(Courtesy of Impact Investment Exchange (IIX))

Indonesia, accounting for over 20 percent of total impact capital deployed in the ASEAN region, with investments totaling US$1.44 billion from 2020 to 2022, has emerged as a leading force in impact investment. Recognizing Indonesia’s pivotal role in the Global South, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), a pioneer in global impact investing based in Singapore since 2009, has intensified its focus on the country.

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Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) Celebrates Major Milestone – Dhaka Tribune

Prof Durreen Shahnaz, CEO and founder of IIX, and Jacob Granit, director-general of Sida, officially endorse the Orange Pledge, marking a significant milestone in the global movement for gender equality and sustainable development. Photo: Courtesy

Prof Durreen Shahnaz, CEO and founder of IIX, and Jakob Granit, director-general of Sida, officially endorse the Orange Pledge, marking a significant milestone in the global movement for gender equality and sustainable development. Photo: Courtesy

Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) is thrilled to announce the powerful endorsement of the Orange Pledge by Jakob Granit, director-general of the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida).

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Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) Celebrates Major Milestone: Sida Endorses the Orange Pledge

Bangkok, Thailand – June 19, 2024—Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) is thrilled to announce the powerful endorsement of the Orange Pledge by Mr. Jakob Granit, Director-General of the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). This pivotal moment at the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok represents a monumental leap forward in our mission to achieve global gender equality and sustainable development.

The Orange Pledge is the heart of the Orange Movement™, a visionary initiative dedicated to empowering 100 million women, girls and gender minorities worldwide by 2030. By mobilizing US$10 billion, the movement aims to drive transformative change at the intersection of gender equality, climate action, economic prosperity, and peace. 

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The Impact World this Week: 9 May 2024 – Pioneer Post

Your quick guide to the most interesting news snippets about social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business around the world from the Pioneers Post team. This week: blended finance deals rebound after 10-year low, why philanthropy must adopt futures thinking, and a frothy campaign from social enterprise Hubbub.

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Empowering global change: IIX Intelligence launches sustainable finance data analytics – Dhaka Tribune

IIX Intelligence, IIX’s cutting-edge impact analytics and AI tool, is poised to transform sustainable finance when it launches on Thursday.

Designed to address the significant data gap in sustainable finance for impactful MSMEs, this platform empowers stakeholders by providing real-time, verified data crucial for driving sustainable growth and investment.

Logo of IIX Intelligence. Photo: Collected

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Q&A with Prof. Durreen Shahnaz, IIX CEO: Equality Bonds Transforming Lives and Markets – Korea IT Times

The World Economic Forum reports that at the current rate, it will take 135.6 years to close the global gender gap. Meanwhile, ongoing wars and conflicts are exacerbating humanitarian needs and economic instability, with many developing countries struggling to return to pre-pandemic growth levels, according to the World Bank. In such turbulent times, how does one emerge as an effective leader?

 

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Harnessing Women’s Potential for an “Orange” and Sustainable Future – SustainabilityX

Unlocking the Power of Women in Climate Change Solutions for a Greener Tomorrow: Thought Leadership by #SustXGlobal50 Awardee Durreen Shahnaz, CEO & Founder, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), Singapore

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Analysis: How IIX’s WLB6 Orange Bond Helps Women’s Livelihoods in Asia – Next Billion

In a growing regional trend, December 2023 saw the sixth issuance of Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)’s Women’s Livelihood Bond (WLB) Series, the $100 million Women’s Livelihood Bond 6 (WLB6).

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Zero Gap Fund-Backed Investee Impact Investment Exchange Announces Maturation of Women’s Livelihood Bond 2 – The Rockefeller Foundation

IIX’s WLB2 is one of 12 investments in the Zero Gap Fund, an impact investing collaboration between The Rockefeller Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Singapore | January 16, 2024 — Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)’s Women’s Livelihood Bond™ 2 (WLB2), Asia-Pacific’s multi-country, multi-sector Orange Bond has fully matured. This milestone marks the completion of a US$12 million issuance with a 4-year tenure and a 4% coupon, qualifying as both an Orange Bond and ICMA Social Bond. Aligned with 12 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, WLB2 has significantly empowered the sustainable livelihoods of over 250,000 underserved women and girls across Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka.

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IIX facilitates $500,000 funding for Detech Coffee – Vietnam Investment Review

Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), a trailblazer in the global impact investing movement, announced the successful mobilisation of $500,000 for Detech Coffee on January 15, thanks to its partnership with Incofin, a major global impact investment firm headquartered in Belgium.

Detech Coffee is a successful women-owned and operated enterprise in northern Vietnam and is renowned for its sustainable and certified Arabica coffee production and collaboration with ethnic minorities. The $500,000 fund via debt investment boosts its working capital and production volume.

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