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Bangladesh-based clean energy firm SOLshare successfully closes US$1.1M financing round with support from IIX Impact Partners 

SINGAPORE, 3 July 2020 – IIX Impact Partners – the world’s most successful debt and equity crowdfunding platform for impact investing – has supported Bangladesh-based off-grid solar energy firm SOLshare in closing a US$1.1 million financing round. Investors include innogy New Ventures LLC – the venture capital investment arm of the German utility firm innogy SE— the investment arm of Portuguese utility firm EDP Ventures, as well as new angel investors from around the world. Funding will be used to bring smart solar microgrids to off-grid, underserved communities in Bangladesh, putting SOLshare on track to positively impact 2.5 million people by 2023.

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IIX’s Women’s Livelihood Bond Series Wins P4G Scale-Up Partnership for Innovative Solution to Gender-Equal COVID-Resilience and Green Growth in Asia

May 20, 2020 – SINGAPORE –  Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)’s Women’s Livelihood BondTM Series (WLB Series) has won the P4G Scale-Up Partnership to scale a first of its kind innovative finance solution for gender-equal COVID-resilience and green growth across Asia. P4G, or Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030, is a collaborative partnership among 12 partner countries: Bangladesh, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, South Africa and Vietnam, and is funded by the governments of Denmark and the Netherlands. 

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IIX’s Women’s Livelihood Bond 2 Successfully Closes — Part of Asia Pacific’s First-Ever Multi-Country Listed Gender Bond Series

January 15, 2020 – SINGAPORE – Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) has successfully closed the US$12 million Women’s Livelihood BondTM 2 (WLB2), the Asia-Pacific’s second multi-country gender bond to be listed on a stock exchange (the Singapore Exchange), creating sustainable livelihoods for 250,000+ underserved women in the region. The WLB2 is the second bond in the award-winning Women’s Livelihood Bond Series (WLB Series), which has gained new support from The Rockefeller Foundation, The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Standard Chartered Bank, Latham & Watkins, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, and UN Women.

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UN Awards Ceremony Celebrates Innovative Climate Solutions

(Madrid, 10 December 2019) – Fifteen game-changing initiatives from more than twenty countries have been celebrated as winners of the prestigious UN Global Climate Action Awards during the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid.

The Awards spearheaded by UN Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative showcase some of the most practical, scalable and replicable examples of what people across the globe are doing to tackle climate change.

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ATEC* Biodigesters secures US$1.6M Series B with support from the Clean Cooking Alliance and Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) to scale clean energy access in Asia

SINGAPORE AND AUSTRALIA, 27 November 2019 – ATEC* Biodigesters (ATEC*), an Australian social enterprise, has raised US$1.6M in a Series B equity round to roll out the world’s first PAYGO (pay-as-you-go) model for biodigesters as well as to expand its operations from Cambodia to Bangladesh. The funding for ATEC* was secured with support from ATEC’s key partners, the Clean Cooking Alliance and Impact Investment Exchange (IIX). The investment was made by a consortium of investors led by ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies and including Fondation Ensemble, the IIX Growth Fund, and Phitrust Asia.

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2019 UN Global Climate Action Award goes to IIX’s Women’s Livelihood Bond(TM) Series

SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 – NEW YORK & SINGAPORE – Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), a global organization dedicated to building a more inclusive world through innovative finance and support for high-impact enterprises, has won the 2019 UN Global Climate Action Award for its Women’s Livelihood BondTM Series (WLB Series). The Award, given by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) in the backdrop of the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit in New York, recognizes the most innovative, scalable and replicable solutions across the globe that are tackling climate change alongside other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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A Celebration of Innovative Partnerships for Sustainable Development: The Women’s Livelihood Bond(tm) Series Named 2019 P4G State-of-the-Art Partnership of the Year

WASHINGTON – 23 SEPTEMBERP4G, the Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030 Initiative, selected The Women’s Livelihood BondTM Series, a partnership-driven project addressing SDG 2: Zero Hunger, as the 2019 P4G State-of-the-Art Partnership of the Year. The winner was announced at the P4G Awards Luncheon, hosted by SAP, on the sidelines of the UN Climate Action Summit today.

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IIX’s Women’s Livelihood BondTM Series Wins P4G State-of the-Art Partnerships Award for Innovative Approach to Advancing Sustainable Development Goals

AUGUST 28, 2019 – WASHINGTON DC & SINGAPORE– Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) – a global organization dedicated to building a more inclusive world through innovative finance and support for high-impact enterprises – has won the 2019 P4G State-of-the-Art Partnerships Award for advancing progress in Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture through its pioneering Women’s Livelihood BondTM Series (WLB Series).

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ATEC* raises funding to launch world’s first pay-as-you-go biodigester system to increase clean energy access for farmers

SINGAPORE AND AUSTRALIA, 15 August 2019 – ATEC* Biodigesters International (ATEC*) – a triple bottom line impact enterprise with pioneering biodigester technology — has raised debt financing from US-based impact investor Beneficial Returns to launch the world’s first PAYGO (pay-as-you-go) model for biodigesters. Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) facilitated the deal through its Impact Partners platform—Asia’s largest crowdfunding platform for impact investing.

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Woman-led Indonesian Impact Enterprise Krakakoa raises funding to improve social and environmental resilience through chocolate

SINGAPORE AND INDONESIA, 25 July 2019 – Indonesia-based impact enterprise (IE) Krakakoa—a woman-led bean-to-bar chocolate maker—has raised funding from Singapore-based investors IIX Growth Fund and LIC VC, as well as individual impact investor and co-founder of SYSTEMIQ Jeremy Oppenheim. Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) led the investment round. On track to break even by 2020, Krakakoa will use the funding to provide 1,000 smallholder farmers and 20 female factory workers with sustainable livelihoods, and avoid over 64,000 kg of chemicals through environmentally-friendly farming methods.

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