Driving Women’s Economic Empowerment at Scale
Empowering over 13 million underserved women across Asia
In 2017, IIX made history by launching the world’s first gender-lens, impact investing security listed on a stock exchange, the $8.5 million Women’s Livelihoods Bond™ 1 (WLB™ 1).
Supporting the successful replication of the Women’s Livelihood Bond™ (WLB™) Series, the IIX Women’s Catalyst Fund (WCF) is a de-risking facility that is catalyzing women’s access to capital markets.
The Women’s Catalyst Fund (WCF) is:
Catalyzing 10x private capital
Leveraging US $30 million in public sector funding to mobilize US $300 million in additional funding from the private sector.
Aligning subordinated investor commitment to each Bond issuance
The WCF solves crucial timing challenges with the deployment of capital to support the success of the Women’s Livelihood Bond™ issuances by providing the liquidity needed to smooth out cash flows for seamless distribution.
Accelerating the roll-out and impact of the WLB Series
The WCF significantly reduces the lead time needed to source subordinated debt capital for each WLB™ adding efficiency and enhancing the ability to scale the WLB™ Series.
ensures commitment ahead of marketing the bond to private sector investors and
establishes a funding channel for a series of bonds rather than a single bond.