Social Finance Roadmap For Malaysia, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia

Social Finance Roadmap For Malaysia, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia

Social Finance Roadmap For Malaysia, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia

IIX developed a strategic 5-year plan to mobilize the supply of mission-oriented capital, develop demand for creating demonstrable impact, and bridge the gap between the two through impact assessments, conducive policies and innovative financial mechanisms customized for Malaysia. The report provided a mapping of best practice models in social finance around the world and made recommendations on replicable models that can be tailored to address Malaysia’s unique needs.

 

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Generation Impact: International Perspectives on Impact Accounting

Generation Impact: International Perspectives on Impact Accounting

IIX CEO and Founder Professor Durreen Shahnaz has contributed the chapter “The Risk Not Taken.”

One decade since its birth, the impact investing market has grown exponentially to several hundred billion dollars. In order to scale and capture the hundreds of trillions of private capital available for social good, it will be crucial to address the biggest question in impact investing today: who is willing to take on risk? Specifically, who is willing to take on the risk of innovation; the risk of valuing women and the underserved in financial markets; and the risk of giving a voice to the voiceless? This chapter examines a novel ecosystem approach, developed over the past decade by Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) to address risk at multiple levels of the social capital markets value chain. By incorporating the voices of underserved beneficiaries in impact assessments; providing impact enterprises with technical assistance, investment readiness, and capital raising support; and using blended finance from donors to catalyze greater change, IIX has unlocked 10 to 20 times more investment capital while improving the risk-return-impact profile of investments. To lead impact investing in the long term, those in the sector must similarly learn to embrace and address risk through innovative approaches that give voice and value to society’s most vulnerable.

More about Generation Impact:

With contributions from world-leading scholars and practitioners, Generation Impact brings together lessons from both developed and developing economies, shares current best practices and suggests future trends in impact accounting. The book analyses social and environmental capital protocols, the international convergence in impact investing, organisational management and capacity-building and best practice in assurance and training, and offers reflections on policy directions. Through its case studies, it provides insights into a growing global community of practitioners, academics, impact investors, policy-makers and organisations of all kinds working to cement the central importance of accounting for social value.

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Designing the Social Impact Exchange for Mauritius, Mauritian Government

Designing the Social Impact Exchange for Mauritius

IIX sought to create the World’s first social stock exchange in conjunction with the Mauritian Government, dedicated to connecting Impact Enterprises with capital markets in Mauritius. IIX partnered with the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) to create a joint initiative, known as the Impact Exchange, with a vision to bring Impact Issuers and Impact Investors together from across the globe.

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3 Cases of Innovative Financing Mechanisms in Asia, Sasakawa Peace Foundation

3 Cases of Innovative Financing Mechanisms in Asia

This report explores 3 case studies on innovative financial mechanisms that are designed to use grant funding to create positive impact with a gender lens. It provides Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) with a deeper comparative analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of the grant support utilized in each mechanism in achieving its intended impact on its target beneficiaries, and equips SPF to conduct similar analyses in the future. The 3 case studies explore the IIX Accelerator for Customized Technical Assistance Services (IIX ACTS), the SEAF Women’s Opportunity Fund (SWOF), and the Utkrisht Impact Bond (UIB).

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Identifying High-Impact Investment Opportunities in Agriculture, Fisheries and Tourism, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Identifying High-Impact Investment Opportunities in Agriculture, Fisheries and Tourism

IIX participated in Pacific RISE’s first Scoping Round to scope the high-impact SME landscape among three sectors – agriculture, fisheries and eco-tourism – in the Pacific. As part of the scoping mission, IIX partnered Australian Business Volunteers (ABV) to identify and build capacity for SMEs deemed suitable to attract investments.

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Mapping of Impact Investment Funds in Asia, Telenor

Mapping of Impact Investment Funds in Asia

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.

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Mapping the Investment Landscape in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand, Oxfam

Mapping the Investment Landscape in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand

IIX conducted a mapping of the investment landscape in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand, in order to better inform the design and development of investment strategies for the Oxfam Asia Value Fund. This report delves into the investment environment and “ecosystem” for agricultural SMEs in the 6 countries, identifies social enterprises, and reviews their current and potential social impact and investment needs.

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Thailand Social Enterprise Market Landscape, Asian Development Bank

Thailand Impact Enterprise Market Landscape

The impact enterprise sector in Thailand is growing rapidly, including investment interest and opportunities. However, the lack of willingness to innovate financing options and create a standardized system for impact measurements are hindering the potential this sector deserves. This report from IIX therefore aims to provide an overview of the current state of the IE sector and identify the market readiness gaps, barriers and opportunities for the growth of the sector in Thailand.

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Gender Transformative and Responsible Agribusiness Investments in South East Asia (GRAISEA) Program, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Summary

In partnership with Oxfam under the GRAISEA program, this report focuses on IIX’s success in elevating the agricultural SME sector in the Southeast Asian region, while expanding positive impact on women and advancing gender equality.

Over the course of the GRAISEA program, IIX engaged over 80 SMEs, supported over 13 high-impact enterprises and raised a total of $1.5 million in growth capital. Through IIX’s award-winning ACTS program, more than 30,000 lives were impacted, of which over 16,000 were women.

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Driving the Transition from Climate Change to Climate Resilience in Asia, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Driving the Transition from Climate Change to Climate Resilience in Asia

Women are often disproportionately impacted by climate change due to the higher reliance they have on the natural environment. Produced by IIX and supported by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, this report provides a nexus assessment of climate and women through a climate resilience framework that maps the impact enterprise landscape across 6 core sectors. Understanding which sectors within the framework have a greater impact on women will help finance initiatives that are more inclusive and that empower women to become agents of climate action. The report focuses on four key geographies in Asia: China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore.

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