Durreen Shahnaz, a Bangladeshi and founder of Singapore-based impact enterprise Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) and IIX Foundation, has been selected as a 2017 Business for Peace Award honoree for her commitment to promoting an evolved form of capitalism that values both financial returns and positive social and environmental impact.

Durreen is the third Bangladeshi to receive the award after Latifur Rahman, chairman and CEO of Transcom Group in 2012, and Selima Ahmad, vice chairperson of Nitol-Niloy Group in 2014.

IIX has effectively created a social capital market in Asia over the last eight years, connecting investment to development and unlocking millions of dollars for high-impact enterprises, which in turn have left its mark on more than eight million lives.

A daughter of a former top civil bureaucrat in Bangladesh, Durreen was the first Bangladeshi woman to work on Wall Street and to graduate from the renowned Wharton School of Business. Read More