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Bangladesh-based SOLshare closes $1.1m financing round – The Daily Star

To support SMEs in raising capital, IIX is leveraging on-the-ground data-driven insights to provide businesses and investors with comparative, standardised information on risk, return, and impact (RRI). For the funding, the company was supported by IIX Impact Partners—the world’s most successful debt and equity crowdfunding platform for impact investing—through its network of impact investors. READ MORE

SOLshare Raises $1.1M in New Funding – future startup

First reported by the Daily Star, the funding round was supported by IIX Impact Partners – the debt and equity crowdfunding platform for impact investing and included follow-on capital from existing investors, Innogy New Ventures LLC and EDP Ventures and as well as undisclosed new angel investors from around the world.. READ MORE

Bangladesh-based clean energy firm SOLshare successfully closes US$1.1M financing round with support from IIX Impact Partners 

SINGAPORE, 3 July 2020 – IIX Impact Partners – the world’s most successful debt and equity crowdfunding platform for impact investing – has supported Bangladesh-based off-grid solar energy firm SOLshare in closing a US$1.1 million financing round. Investors include innogy New Ventures LLC – the venture capital investment arm of the German utility firm innogy SE— the investment arm of Portuguese utility firm EDP Ventures, as well as new angel investors from around the world. Funding will be used to bring smart solar microgrids to off-grid, underserved communities in Bangladesh, putting SOLshare on track to positively impact 2.5 million people by 2023.

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Bangladesh-based clean energy firm SOLshare successfully closes $1.1m financing round – The Business Standard

IIX Chief Investment Officer and MD of Portfolio Management Robert Kraybill said: “IIX is thrilled to continue supporting SOLshare, following our 2018 investment through our IIX Growth Fund.. READ MORE

SEA Digest: IIX backs SOLshare; Gojek Xcelerate selects three startups – Deal Street Asia

Singapore- based Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) on Friday announced that it has backed the $1.1-million financing round for Bangladesh-based off-grid solar energy firm SOLshare. READ MORE

ESG investing cries out for trained finance professionals – Financial Times

Some courses are emerging from outside the business school sector. In April, for example the IIX Impact Institute — part of IIX, which was created to develop the world’s first listed exchange for impact investing companies — launched an online course called Measuring Impact for Sustainability. READ MORE

“Keeping Green and Impact in Focus – mondovisione

Impact Investment Exchange, a Singapore-based enterprise whose platforms connect impact investors with underserved communities, issued its second Women’s Livelihood Bond in January this year. The US$12 million social bond is listed on the Singapore Exchange and a third bond is being planned as part of the US$150 million series. READ MORE

Cambodia women to receive support for innovative solutions – Khmer Times

Cambodia is one of the countries that benefits from Asia-based Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)’s Women’s Livelihood Bond Series as they recently won the P4G Scale-Up Partnership to scale a first-of-its-kind innovative finance solution for gender-equal COVID-resilience and green growth across Asia. READ MORE

IIX’s Women’s Livelihood Bond Series Wins P4G Scale-Up Partnership for Innovative Solution to Gender-Equal COVID-Resilience and Green Growth in Asia

May 20, 2020 – SINGAPORE –  Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)’s Women’s Livelihood BondTM Series (WLB Series) has won the P4G Scale-Up Partnership to scale a first of its kind innovative finance solution for gender-equal COVID-resilience and green growth across Asia. P4G, or Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030, is a collaborative partnership among 12 partner countries: Bangladesh, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, South Africa and Vietnam, and is funded by the governments of Denmark and the Netherlands. 

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How Capital Markets Can Contain the Coronavirus – Foreign Policy

Durreen Shahnaz, the CEO and founder of the Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange, highlighted the importance for social bonds to include the perspective of their beneficiaries. For example, the bulk of COVID-19 responses across countries “have been carried out without an eye to its impact on the world’s most vulnerable community—women,” she said. “Yet women are bearing the brunt of the pandemic due to their outsized role at the front lines of health care delivery and at the backbone of their families.” READ MORE