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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
The Founder and Chairperson of the Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) and Impact Investment Shujog (Shujog) Professor Durreen Shahnaz has won the 2014 Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact.
Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) and Impact Investment Shujog (Shujog) are pleased to congratulate our Founder and Chairperson, Professor Durreen Shahnaz, on receiving the 2014 Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact. Read More.
Founder and Chairperson of Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), and also Impact Investment Shujog (Shujog) Professor Durreen Shahnaz has won the 2014 Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact.