Earlier this year, IIX Founder Durreen Shahnaz was selected to be a 2010 Ted Fellow, joining a group of “outstanding individuals who have shown unusual accomplishment,¬†exceptional courage and moral imagination.” At TED, the Fellows share their work on the conference stage; these talks are recorded and shared online, free to the world.

In this talk, Durreen details the creation of Impact Investment Exchange – the very first stock exchange for social enterprises – and how her defiant optimism has gotten her to where she is today.

View more Ted Talks by other Fellows here.