Women Empowerment

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

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

DFC Announces $1 Billion W-GDP 2X Asia Initiative – DFC

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler today announced W-GDP 2X Asia, a commitment to mobilize $1 billion of investment to advance women’s economic empowerment in Asia. Through the initiative, DFC aims to mobilize capital and incentivize action from the private sector to achieve scalable and sustainable impact for economically empowering women in the region. The announcement was made during a virtual event featuring keynote remarks by Boehler and a fireside chat with female entrepreneurs. READ MORE

Singapore’s IIX invests in Centrum Microcredit to support women micro-entrepreneurs. – Impact Alpha

Impact Investment Exchange invested $5.5 million in the microfinance firm from capital it raised through its Women’s Livelihood Bond series READ MORE

6 Trends In Social Enterprise And Impact Investing In 2020 – Forbes

Impact investors, including family offices, lenders and many others, responded to the pandemic with emergency response programs and new investments. Social impact finance pioneer Impact Investment Exchange, for example, recently announced the latest in its series of Women’s Livelihood Bonds (WLB), a $27.7 million bond targeting enterprises in Cambodia, India, Philippines and Indonesia and focused on helping women and women entrepreneurs cope with the pandemic’s impact.READ MORE

Women’s Livelihood Bond Helps Women In Asia Pacific Struggling Amid The Pandemic – Forbes

Building on the track record of its previous two Women’s Livelihood Bonds (WLB), social impact finance pioneer Impact Investment Exchange recently announced its latest in the series, aimed at helping underserved women and women entrepreneurs in the Asia Pacific region recover from the pandemic. The $27.7 million bond targets enterprises in Cambodia, India, Philippines and Indonesia. It’s also the first investment of IIX’s Women’s Catalyst Fund (WCF), which focuses on accelerating new financial instruments for women. READ MORE