Introducing the Women's Livelihood Bond™
A US$8 million bond for impact enterprises and microfinance institutions to grow their businesses and scale social impact. The world’s first listed bond with dual focus on financial and social returns, empowering the lives of over 385,000 women in Southeast Asia.
We monitor the borrowers’ social performance, including calculating their Social Return on Investment (SROI).
The IIX Women’s Livelihood Bond™ is open-sourced. You can read the blueprint now to learn more.
This blueprint paper is made possible through the support of the Rockefeller Foundation.
How does the Bond work?
WLB™ is structured to create a “basket” (Special Purpose Vehicle- SPV) of Impact Enterprise issuers. Through that SPV, WLB™ raises funds from investors seeking financial and social returns.
Proceeds from the bond are lent to the basket of Microfinance Institutions and Impact Enterprises whose activities benefit women
Microfinance Institutions and Impact Enterprises are better able to serve women beneficiaries and improve their access to finance, essential goods, income-generating assets and vocational training
Women effectively transition from rural subsistence living towards sustainable livelihoods – through access to credit, market linkages and affordable goods.
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The Women's Livelihood Bond™ is IIX's Commitment to Action to
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