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Amidst the growing Sustainable Investing and Philanthropy movement in Southeast Asia, sustainable investors and venture philanthropists alike seek to better understand the state of entrepreneurship and development ecosystem in the region. In this report, IIX provides Omidyar Network with a thorough landscape mapping of Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, surrounding the themes of innovation, impact investing and philanthropy. Alongside this, vertical analyses of key sectors such as financial inclusion, mobile internet, education, property rights, and governance and civic engagement are also explored. If you would like to learn more, contact us for further information:email@example.com
Telenor engaged IIX to conduct a thorough mapping of socially focused funds operating in Asia and to create a shortlist based on the fit with Telenor’s investment criteria and target demographic.
IIX developed a report that provided an in-depth exploration of the potential of SEs to address the risk of lapsing or relapsing into conflict in high-risk countries (Afghanistan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan). If you would like to learn more, contact us for further information:firstname.lastname@example.org
IIX’s commitment-to-action to the Clinton Global Initiative, the first ISB, is the Women’s Livelihood Bond (WLB)™, a US$8.5 million debt security designed to unlock capital for Impact Enterprises (IEs) and Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) that are part of the sustainable livelihoods spectrum for underserved women in South-East Asia. This bond is the first tranche under the US$150 million WLB series, a series of debt securities creating sustainable livelihoods for over 3 million women and underserved communities across developing countries. This Blueprint Paper provides an overview of the Women's Livelihood Bond's mechanics by outlining the key steps involved in the bond structuring process. Supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, a visionary catalyst in the impact investing space, this paper will capture the work done by IIX on product, pipeline and partnership development, and bond issuance.
The report advises the government of Malaysia on designing the Social Impact Exchange (SIX) - a national platform to list, fund, and grow sustainable Social Purpose Organizations. The report provides a landscape mapping of Malaysia's social finance ecosystem and the systemic gaps that the SIX is positioned to address, while providing recommendations in terms of defining target outcomes, short, medium, and long-term goals of the platform, impact verification, ecosystem engagement, and lessons learnt from other impact exchanges. If you would like to learn more, contact us for further information:email@example.com
IIX and IIX Foundation USA believe no women should be denied health access because of financial or social barriers. We are now building on this movement to bring underserved women in the United States to the forefront of financial markets through Women's Health Bond (WHB). This feasibility study developed by Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), in conjunction with Medtronic Foundation, is the first phase of designing an innovative financial mechanism, the WHB, based on a systematic review of key barriers to patient-centred health care, health needs of women in the United States and investment drivers that can help scale up potential solutions. The report will lay the foundation for the second phase of the work, which entails developing a series of Bonds that are equipped to unlock new sources of investment capital to drive forward patient-centered outcomes for underserved women in the United States. The WHB series is expected to unlock US$100 million over a five-year time frame with a goal to impact 2 million women.
The Philippine economy is among the fastest growing in Asia, but that growth has not been inclusive. Social Enterprises have tremendous potential to address the gaps exacerbating poverty and inequality. When properly supported and resources mobilized to achieve greater scale and impact, they are critical vehicles to achieving inclusive growth. Drawing from IIX’s ten years of experience in the Philippines and in the impact investing space, we have partnered with ADB to present a series of recommendations that will enable social enterprises to achieve scale—by leveraging opportunities in sustainable and innovative finance; building partnerships with public and private sectors through blended finance solutions and inclusive business models; and through driving gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Financing the Transition to a Sustainable Ocean Economy, High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean EconomyThis paper examines how the next generation of financing mechanisms can support the ocean transition in an inclusive manner and how catalytic funds can be mobilized to finance that transition. It demonstrates the role insurance can play in accelerating the transition and how ocean-related subsidies contribute to or detract from the sustainable ocean economy, recommending approaches to be phased out and new solutions that incentivize sustainable management.
The aim of the project is to contribute to the conservation of the Coral Triangle’s biologically diverse marine ecosystems and important fisheries through the creation and improvement of selected marine protected areas (MPAs) and MPA networks, improved management of some commercially and ecologically important fisheries (particularly small-scale fisheries), underpinned by sustainable finance models. IIX is supporting the improvement of fisheries in North Maluku by seeking to identify opportunities (and barriers) to securing additional investment and financing and potentially designing a financial instrument like a blue bond for the region.
EMPOWERING WOMEN-FOCUSED BUSINESSES BY TYING INVESTMENT TO IMPACT ASSESSMENT – InclusiveBusiness.net
Impact Investing Exchange (IIX) is a pioneer in impact investing, founded by Professor Durreen Shahnaz. In 2017, it launched its first Women’s Livelihood Bond, focusing…