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IIX winning the title “Most Innovative Impact Investing Firm – Singapore 2018

awarded by the World Finance Markets. The World Finance Awards are the world’s most premier finance and business awards created to honor excellence, achievements and to create global recognition for the Organizations and for Business Leaders worldwide.

Beginnings of Women’s Health Bond

IIX begins work on the Women’s Health Bond, an innovative financial instrument to mobilize US$100 million from private sector investors to benefit ~2.5 million underserved women in the US through increased access to affordable services across the continuum of care.

IIX launches partnership with Knowledge@Wharton

IIX launches its partnership with Knowledge@Wharton, the online business journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The feature radio show and podcast series titled “From Back Street To Wall Street”, takes listeners on a journey across the globe to explore how impact investing is connecting the back streets of underserved communities globally to the Wall Streets of the world.

IIX Growth Fund closes its first investment

IIX Growth Fund closes its first investment in PT Green Enterprises Indonesia (GEI), a producer of high-quality, organic, cold-pressed virgin coconut oil and other organic coconut products based in Simeulue Regency, Aceh Province, Indonesia.

Rebranding

IIX celebrates 8 years of pioneering and growing the impact investing space through innovative finance by unveiling a new global identity with a revised logo and a new web presence.

Women’s Livelihood Bond Launches!

IIX launches and lists the Women’s Livelihood Bond, a US$8 million debt security – the world’s first listed financial instrument with a dual focus on social and financial return. Also the world’s first multi-country and multi-sector gender-lens investing instrument, the four-year bond listed on the Singapore Exchange attracted global investor interest from the U.S., Europe, and Asia – with over 60% of investor participation from Asia. This innovative financial structure mobilized capital to support a group of high-impact enteprises and microfinance institutions in Vietam, Cambodia, and the Philippines to impact the lives of over 385,000 women through enhancing credit access, market linkages, resources, and affordable goods and services.

Impact Market Builder of the Year Award

Durreen Shahnaz, founder of IIX Foundation, wins the 2017 Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) Impact Market Builder of the Year Award for building the infrastructure for social capital markets in Asia.

IIX Foundation branches out to the Pacific

IIX enters new geography: Pacific. IIX participates in Pacific RISE to scope the high-impact SME landscape among three sectors – agriculture, fisheries and eco-tourism – in the Pacific.

IIX Foundation goes to the USA

IIX Foundation is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in the United States.