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IIX, Shujog, and KKR Partner with Glovax to Scale Social Impact – Yahoo Finance

Impact Investment Exchange Asia (“IIX”), a leader in social development through impact investment, Shujog, IIX’s not-for-profit sister organization, and KKR, a leading global investment firm, successfully completed their second social enterprise technical assistance project with Glovax Biotech. Read More

IIX launches Livelihood Bond, aims to improve lives of half a million women – DEALSTREETASIA

Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) announced a Women’s Livelihood Bond, due to be launched in early 2016, as part of its commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative.

Impact Investment Exchange Asia selects 4 innovative social enterprise – Eco-Business

IIX (Impact Investment Exchange Asia) is pleased to announce that 4 Social Enterprises (SEs) have been selected for its Philippines-based Impact Accelerator™. Impact Accelerator is an intensive acceleration program that targets early-stage SEs with high potential for growth and scalability. Read More

IIX Asia picks 4 PH social enterprises for Impact Accelerator program – DEALSTREETASIA

Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), a Singapore-based organisation, has chosen four social enterprises (SEs) in the Philippines to participate in its Impact Accelerator program. Launched in October 2014, Impact Accelerator is an intensive acceleration program that targets early-stage SEs with high potential for growth and scalability. Read More

Bangladesh’s entry into impact investment – The Daily Star

Growing up as a daughter of a high ranking civil servant in Bangladesh, I have distinct memories of my father’s trip to Paris every year in the 1980s. To me it was exciting — Papa was seeing Paris — the most romantic city in the world. To him it was a dreaded trip because it was Donor Consortium that brought him to France to beg for donor money for Bangladesh. Read More

Social Enterprises and Capitalism?

The time has come to look at “social enterprises”—a form of capitalism that includes social and environmental objectives in addition to the profit motive.

More than a century ago, Henry Ford asserted that “a business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” The world is now overrun by such “poor businesses.” The heedless pursuit of financial gains may produce happy management teams and shareholders, but it also results in an unhappy planet for businesses to operate in. The solution is not for these businesses to give some money to charity, or to get employees to play “builder” or “teacher” for a day as part of so-called “corporate social responsibility” initiatives. The solution is much more complex and requires a radical shift in business practices.

Cambodia’s Arjuni secures fund from ICCO – Deal Street Asia

Arjuni International Ltd, a Phnom Penh-based social enterprise, has secured investment capital from ICCO Investment in a bid to expand its business to meet consumer demand and deepen the impact it has on its beneficiaries across Cambodia. Read More

Arjuni, recipient of advisory services from IIX facilitated by Shujog – Eco Business

Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) and Shujog Assistance for Capacity-building and Technical Services (ACTS), announced today that Arjuni International Ltd. (“Arjuni”), a social enterprise based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for which IIX provided business advisory services through Shujog ACTS, has successfully raised investment capital. Read More

Investment Fund For Social Enterprises In Asia Targets Growth Capital Gap – Forbes

There’s a dearth of growth capital available for social enterprises in Southeast and South Asia.
With that in mind, Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange’s (IIX) Impact Partners is launching a new growth fund on Nov. 6 called, appropriately enough, IIX Growth Fund. Read More

Social Impact Award: Alumna honored by Wharton Club of New York

Impact investment pioneer and social entrepreneur Durreen Shahnaz was recognized last week at the Joseph Wharton Awards Dinner in New York, an annual gathering of alumni that dates back to the 1970s.