DONOR money is drying up and social enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region are looking towards being both profit-driven and socially impactful, said participants at an industry forum this week. Published in The Business Times 30 June 1 July 2012.
June 26, 2012 – Channel News Asia Singapore: Investing with a social cause has caught on in Asia. Read more here.
June 25, 2012 – Business Times interview at Impact Forum 2012. Read the full article here.
IIX and our Managing Director Robert Kraybill were featured in an article about social stock exchanges in Inside Investor Relations this weekend:
“Social stock exchanges can make the world a better place, which goes back to what I thought capital markets should be doing all along,’ says Kraybill, managing director of Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX).”
Read the full article here and keep an eye out for the print edition due in February.
IIX was mentioned in an Institutional Investor article about impact investing infrastructure on January 5, 2012.
“A few shops have set out to build [impact investing] infrastructure. In March 2011, Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), run by former Morgan Stanley colleagues Robert Kraybill and Durreen Shahnaz, launched a platform called Impact Partners. For an annual subscription fee, Impact Partners gives investors information about social enterprises throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Chosen for their financial viability and their social or environmental impact, the enterprises featured on the platform focus on everything from microfinance to fair trade to sustainable agriculture.”
Read the full article here.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has just published Impact Investment Shujog’s research on Impact Investors in Asia. Shujog was contracted as a consultant by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to conduct research on current and future Impact Investor behavior in Asia. The paper, titled “Impact Investors in Asia: Characteristics and Preferences for Investing in Social Enterprises in Asia and the Pacific” was conducted as a part of ADB’s Regional Technical Assistance (RETA) #7549 and is available here.
More information about the Shujog’s research can be found here.
This evening Impact Investment Exchange is proud to host Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, as she leads a panel on impact investment. Alongside Dr. Rodin will be Mr. Bart Edes, Director, Poverty Reduction, Gender, and Social Development, Asia Development Bank, Mr. Matthew Gamser, Head, Access to Finance Advisory, International Finance Corporation, Ms. Sumita Ghose, CEO, Rangsutra, and Mr. Kishore Moorjani, Founder and Managing Partner, Credit Asia Capital.