Timeline Stories

Oslo Business for Peace Award

Durreen Shahnaz, founder of IIX Foundation, wins the 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Award, the ‘Nobel Prize for Business’, for her work in spearheading the transformation of the way financial and capital markets work, focusing on purpose and maximizing impact.

Asia Society’s Asia Game Changer Awards

Durreen wins the Asia Society’s Asia Game Changer Award for pioneering social-impact investing, changing the game for millions.

IIX develops aquaculture knowledge base

IIX enters new sector: Fisheries. IIX commissioned by a nonprofit environmental advocacy group, Environment Defense Fund, to develop an advisory report on financing the transition from overfishing towards sustainable fisheries.

IIX Impact Institute

IIX launches IIX Impact Institute executive certificate program to empower stakeholders to participate in the impact investing movement.

Gender Transformative and Responsible Agribusiness Investments in South East Asia (GRAISEA) program

IIX is selected as a regional partner to the Gender Transformative and Responsible Agribusiness Investments in South East Asia (GRAISEA) program to support SMEs in the agriculture value chain to expand the potential for positive impact on women, thereby advancing gender equality. This regional program is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency and jointly implemented with Oxfam.

Impact Forum 2014: From Niche to Mass

Held for the first time in two locations: Singapore and Paris, the Forum brought together ~500 multidisciplinary delegates to discuss the global emergence of impact investing.

Joseph Wharton Social Impact award

Durreen Shahnaz wins the prestigious Joseph Wharton Social Impact award, which honors a Wharton graduate who has had the greatest impact in public service, social enterprise or philanthropy.

Award winning IIX ACTS program

The IIX ACTS program wins two global awards – the Rockefeller Foundation Innovations in Accelerating Impact Enterprise Challenge, as well as the USAID Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship (PACE) Award – to support impact enterprises in raising private sector investment capital and scaling and deepening their impact.

Beginnings of Women’s Livelihood Bond

IIX announces its Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action on the Women’s Livelihood Bond at the CGI Annual Meeting

Impact Forum 2013: Investing in Inclusion

From Muhammad Yunus to Wayne Silby, 88 speakers converged at the Forum to share in practical terms how they turn their passion into action to create vital and sustainable capital markets.