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Impact Exchange goes live

IIX creates Impact Exchange, the world’s first social stock exchange.

Impact Forum 2012: Igniting capital markets for social good

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.”

The Impact Chat tradition begins

IIX begins holding Impact Chats for local communities to share their diverse thoughts and perspectives on current and pressing social issues.

Impact Partners kicks off

IIX launches Impact Partners, Asia’s first and largest equity & debt crowdfunding platform, creating a network of impact investors.

The Impact Forum tradition begins

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 Foundation established in Singapore

IIX establishes Shujog (now known as IIX Foundation) to support the impact enterprise landscape and develop a market for impact investing.

The founding of Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)

Durreen Shahnaz, with support from Rockefeller Foundation, founds IIX and conceptualizes the world’s first social stock exchange.

The very beginning

The term “Impact Investing” is coined by a small group of global thought leaders in Bellagio in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.