Press Release

Professor Durreen Shahnaz receives the 2014 Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact

3 October 2014 – Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) and Impact Investment Shujog (Shujog) are pleased to congratulate our Founder and Chairperson, Professor Durreen Shahnaz, on receiving the 2014 Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact. The award is presented annually to the alumnus who has made a significant impact in public services, social enterprise or philanthropy. The Joseph Wharton Award is one of the highest honor that Wharton Business School confers on its alumni.

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IIX announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action on Women’s Impact Bond

25 September 2014 – Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), a leader in social sector development through impact investing, recently announced its Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action on Women’s Impact Bond (WIB) at the 2014 CGI Annual Meeting.

The WIB will pool US$10 million into an investment vehicle that will support social enterprises and microfinance institutions working towards clean cook-stove initiatives. The WIB will be a publicly listed bond product on the Impact Exchange, the world’s first social stock exchange, allowing retail investors to participate in addition to traditional impact investors.

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Impact Partners platform raises capital for SEED Schools

11 June 2014– Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) announced today that its Impact Partners platform has successfully facilitated an investment into SEED Edu. Corp. (India) Pvt. Ltd (“SEED Schools”), a social enterprise based in Hyderabad, India.

SEED Schools

SEED Schools was established to invest in and operate low cost private schools (LCPS) in India with a strong focus to improve the standard of education.

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Impact Partners platform raises capital for Frontier Markets

08 January 2014– Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) announced today that its Impact Partners platform has successfully facilitated an investment into Frontier Markets, a social enterprise based in Jaipur, India.

Frontier Markets

Frontier Markets (FM) is a last-mile sales and distribution company that offers clean energy products and superior after-sales service to low-income, base of the pyramid (BOP) households in rural India. FM targets consumers who have limited access to electricity, who reside in rural and semi-urban settings, and who are considered low-income. These consumers are often farmers or laborers, and many of them are microfinance clients.

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Impact Investment Exchange and KKR Announce Partnership

01 November, 2013– Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) is proud to announce it’s work with East Bali Cashews which led to $900,000 investment, creating jobs and positive social impact.

Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), a leader in social sector development through impact investment, and KKR, a leading global investment firm, marked the successful completion of its technical assistance project with East Bali Cashews (EBC), based in the rural village of Ban in Bali’s Karangasem District.

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IIX assists Kinara Capital to close its Series A funding round by bringing together mission-aligned investors through its Impact Partners platform

08 October, 2013– Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) announced today that its Impact Partners platform has assisted Bangalore-based Kinara Capital in closing a Series A funding round totaling approximately US$1 million. IIX’s Impact Partners platform was instrumental in securing a group of co-investors to invest alongside two US-based foundations in this deal.

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Impact Partners platform successfully raises capital for Sun-eee

23 September, 2013– Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) announced today that its Impact Partners platform has facilitated an investment of US$450,000 into Sun-eee Pte. Ltd. Mr. Ben Pwee, who is the founder and chairman of the Pwee Foundation and a recipient of IIX’s Impact Leader Award, led this deal.

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IIX announces successful close of investment in Spring Health

04 September, 2013– IIX announced today that its Impact Partners platform has successfully facilitated an investment from two private investors, alongside lead investors from the Artha initiative and the Stone Family Foundation, into Spring Health Water (India) Pte. Ltd., a for-profit Social Enterprise that provides safe and affordable drinking water to rural customers in India.

The investment will enable Spring Health to expand its operations throughout the Eastern states of India and impact the lives of over 400,000 people.

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A paradigm shift towards providing equal opportunities for inclusive growth

06 June 2013: IIX and Shujog, – two Singapore-based Social Enterprises focused on raising investment capital for Social Enterprises across Asia Pacific, is organizing Impact Forum – a gathering of professionals across the globe who are using capital markets and finance to bring about social and environmental good — at the Biopolis from 13 to 14 June 2013. This is the 5th Impact Forum and the second one in Singapore. The other Impact Forums were held in Bangladesh, India and Thailand. Themed “Investing in Inclusion”, the two-day forum will be a global gathering of investors, innovators, social entrepreneurs, and leaders from civil societies, public and private sectors.

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Nexii and IIX: Integrating Global Efforts for Greater Impact

30 May, 2013– In a collaborative move to strengthen and standardize the impact investing sector, Nexii and Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) are pleased to announce the transfer of Nexii’s role in Impact Exchange to IIX. With effect as from May 6, 2013, IIX has taken over the cooperative management of Impact Exchange with the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM). Impact Exchange aims at being a social stock exchange with significant global reach, from Africa to Asia, two regions in the most need of capital assistance for sustainable development.

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