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Investments with a Conscience – IIX in SC Magazine

Durreen Shahnaz, Founder and Robert Kraybill, Managing Director of IIX were interviewed by Michael Switow for the July issue of SC Magazine on how impact investing and business innovation are leading the way as alternatives to philanthropy.

 

 

 

IIX/Shujog Founder Durreen Shahnaz Profiled in Youth Leader Asia

Durreen Shahnaz, the founder of Impact Investment Exchange and Impact Investment Shujog, was recently profiled for the magazine Youth Leader: the Asian Region. An excerpt:

Shahnaz has proven herself to be an incredibly determined individual:

As I like to say, you just have to say “you can’t do it” to me and I will set to prove you wrong….yes, there were many barriers but I always found ways to go around it. The most important thing is to believe in oneself and not give up.

To read more, click the link below:

Social Investment- Put your money where your heart is; Says Social Entrepreneur Durreen Shahnaz

 

 


 

Ecosystem Partners: Your opportunity to make an Impact is now!

Impact Investment Shujog (Shujog), as part of a program sponsored by Asian Development Bank, is conducting research focusing on the key players currently facilitating impact investments in Social Enterprises, as well as those interested in participating in this market.

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IIX and Mission Markets™ Announces Partnership – Press Release

NEW YORK AND SINGAPORE—Mission Markets™, which operates the first FINRA*- compliant marketplace for impact and sustainability investments, and Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), whose mission is to provide Social Enterprises in Asia‐Pacific with access to impact investment capital, announce a strategic partnership which will broaden their geographic reach.

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Impact Investor Survey

Impact Investors: Share your insights & stand a chance to win a one-year Impact Partners membership valued at US$3500 here.

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Impact Partners on 938LIVE

Director of Impact Partners En Lee was interviewed by Singaporean radio station 938 last Tuesday, answering questions about the importance of impact investing and the launch of Impact Partners.

To listen to the interview, please click here. Investors and Social Enterprises can register with Impact Partners at www.impactpartners.asiaiix.com.

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Impact Partners is Asia’s first private platform for social enterprises and impact investors. Launched March 2011, Impact Partners is an exclusive network where investors are given access to business plans and introduced to social enterprises that are not listed on the Impact Exchange. This online platform is a dedicated matching service for investors interested in making private investments in pre-screened social enterprises that match their investment criteria. Unique to Impact Partners is the fact that the social enterprises would have been assessed on their social impact and financial capacity through a market readiness assessment framework so that investors can be assured of high-level access to a possible investment opportunity.

Impact Partners Launch – Press Release

Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) Announces Launch of Impact Partners, Asia‟s First Private Placement Platform for Investment in Social Enterprises

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IIX’s Impact Partners has Launched!

IIX is proud to present Impact Partners, Asia’s first private platform for social enterprises and impact investors. Launched March 2011, Impact Partners is an exclusive network where investors are given access to business plans and introduced to social enterprises that are not listed on the Impact Exchange. This online platform is a dedicated matching service for investors interested in making private investments in pre-screened social enterprises that match their investment criteria. Unique to Impact Partners is the fact that the social enterprises would have been assessed on their social impact and financial capacity through a market readiness assessment framework so that investors can be assured of high-level access to a possible investment opportunity.

Check us out at www.impactpartners.asiaiix.com!

ADB symposium gathers social entrepreneurs

From the Nation:

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), Impact Investment Exchange Asia, and Thammasat University are jointly organising the Impact Forum for Social Change, Global Social Venture Competition, and Social Entrepreneurship Symposium, starting tomorrow at the Landmark Hotel in Bangkok.

More than 100 social entrepreneurs and representatives of governments, the business community, development agencies and research institutions will participate in the activities. Also involved are so-called impact investment groups – those seeking both financial and social returns.

According to the ADB, social enterprises offer huge potential for tackling socio-economic problems, such as lack of access to healthcare, education, housing, and micro-enterprise financing. Thailand boasts an emerging pool of dynamic social enterprises, and an even greater number of social entrepreneurs looking to start up new initiatives.

While many social entrepreneurs and enterprises are ready to boost their positive social impact, they require improved access to growth capital, capacity building, and market-relevant skills.

“Impact investors … are addressing the need for capital by committing resources to businesses considered socially and environmentally responsible,” the Manila-based bank said.

On the sidelines of this symposium, Thammasat University is also hosting its fourth annual Global Social Venture Competition – Southeast Asia. University students from seven countries have teamed up to join the competition and 10 finalists, including four Thai teams, will showcase their plans today.

Two Thai teams are from Thammasat’s IMBA (International Master of Business Administration) programme. One team, named “Smile Floss”, deals with the first organic silk floss in Asean to support local silk producers. DeepScan offers an innovative endoscope that can be used to detect cancer at the early stage and target low-income people.

I-AM, from Thammasat’s IBMP (Integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programme), collects harmful by-products of the leather industry and turns them into leather board.

Indhan, the team from the Asian Institute of Technology, is a biogas system provider, aiming to reduce dependence on external energy among rural households in Nepal.