IIX creates Impact Exchange, the world’s first social stock exchange.
Exploring the vital role of stakeholders from all industries in impact investing, the Forum proceeded very much in the spirit of Margaret Mead’s words: “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”
IIX begins holding Impact Chats for local communities to share their diverse thoughts and perspectives on current and pressing social issues.
IIX launches Impact Partners, Asia’s first and largest equity & debt crowdfunding platform, creating a network of impact investors.
IIX launches Impact Forum – the first platform in Asia showcasing accomplishments in the social enterprise and impact investing industry – bringing together over 150+ delegates in Dhaka.
IIX establishes Shujog (now known as IIX Foundation) to support the impact enterprise landscape and develop a market for impact investing.
Durreen Shahnaz, with support from Rockefeller Foundation, founds IIX and conceptualizes the world’s first social stock exchange.
The term “Impact Investing” is coined by a small group of global thought leaders in Bellagio in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.