Meet Our Partners
IIX Assistance for Capacity Building and Technical Assistance Services (ACTS) is an innovative program that extends to IEs the upfront capital required to access investment readiness services. IIX ACTS has won two global awards from the Rockefeller Foundation and the USAID Partnership to Accelerate Entrepreneurship (PACE) award 2014. Other previous partners include J.P. Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR).
Gender Transformative and Responsible Agribusiness Investments in South East Asia (GRAISEA) is a regional program funded by the Swedish International Development Agency and jointly implemented with Oxfam Novib and Oxfam America. Based on the recognition that financial viability and gender equitable and sustainable supply chains are not mutually exclusive, GRAISEA promotes win-win-win propositions: wins for communities, small-scale producers and larger businesses. IIX is a regional partner to the GRAISEA program to support SMEs in the agriculture value chain to expand potential for positive impact on women, thereby advancing gender equality.
The IIX-N-Peace Innovation Challenge is a joint initiative by the N-Peace Network, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and IIX. The challenge is an enterprise competition that aims to accelerate the peacebuilding agenda by supporting Impact Enterprises working to empower women, engage youth, and catalyze innovation and technology.
UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
N-Peace Network is a UNDP-managed multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia advancing women’s leadership for conflict prevention, resolution, and peacebuilding.
Impact Exchange is a joint initiative between the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) and IIX. Mauritius is a leading financial hub for investment in Asia and Africa. By taking the lead in supporting Impact Exchange, SEM is working to ensure that the capital markets actively provide the infrastructure and systems necessary to create an organized, fair and regulated market that will bring Impact Issuers and Impact Investors together from across the globe. Impact Exchange operates under the SEM’s regulatory framework governed by the Financial Service Commission Mauritius. IIX conducts pre-screening of potential issuers on the impact eligibility criteria and provides recommendations based on this assessment to SEM. IIX also monitors continuing social and environmental listing obligations of issuers listed on the Impact Exchange.
IIX partnered with Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM), a statutory body created to jumpstart wealth creation through knowledge, technology and innovation to stimulate and develop the innovation ecosystem in Malaysia. Through this partnership, IIX developed the Social Finance Roadmap to provide the Malaysian government with a five year strategy outlining how to leverage social finance to achieve Malaysia’s goal of becoming an advanced nation by 2020. The broader objective of the Roadmap was to expedite Malaysia’s sustainable development agenda and to act as the cornerstone of the 11th Malaysia Plan.
IIX also conducted a training academy as part of a three month incubation program organized by AIM to provide tailored support services and training on impact effectiveness, innovation and sustainability.
IIX worked with the Singapore Totalisator Board (Tote Board) to develop a case study based on a Singapore-based social enterprise, Social Food Inc. (SFI), and conduct a workshop at the end of the program to encourage a culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration in the non-profit sector in Singapore.
IIX also collaborated with Singapore-based raiSE Centre for Social Enterprise which was set up to raise awareness of social entrepreneurship and support the growth of social enterprises in Singapore. IIX worked with early-stage impact enterprises to accelerate them into scalable, sustainable entities.