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  • IIX in the Media

    For Social Returns, K.K.R. Gives Philippine Vaccination Company a Lift
    The New York Times, 21 July, 2015

    K.K.R. teamed up with Impact Investment Exchange Asia, which specializes in so-called impact investment, where social returns are accounted for in addition to financial benefits. K.K.R. provided technical assistance with financial planning and steered Glovax’s chief executive, Giovanni Alingog, toward getting a loan rather than raising equity and diluting the ownership.

     

    U.S. private equity firm KKR enters Philippine market — and it’s not an LBO
    InterAksyon, 21 July, 2015

    KKR’s maiden Philippine venture was done in partnership with Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) and non-profit sister-firm Shujog, with all three providing technical assistance so Glovax could tap long-term funding for its operations.

     

    IIX, Shujog, and KKR Partner with Glovax to Scale Social Impact
    Sharing Value Asia, 21 July, 2015

    Glovax is a fully integrated vaccine company in the Philippines that imports, distributes, and retails vaccines at affordable rates to low-to-middle-income Filipinos.
     

    Vaccines give venture’s bottom line a big boost
    Inquirer.net, 21 July, 2015

    Giovanni Alingog, 41, is not your ordinary entrepreneur.
    In 2003, he convinced his pediatrician wife Geraldine Quijano Alingog to sell their wedding gifts and, with the P80,000 proceeds, he started distributing vaccines.

     

    IIX, Shujog, and KKR Partner with Glovax to Scale Social Impact
    Stockhouse, 21 July, 2015

    Impact Investment Exchange Asia (“IIX”), a leader in social development through impact investment, Shujog, IIX’s not-for-profit sister organization, and KKR, a leading global investment firm, successfully completed their second social enterprise technical assistance project with Glovax Biotech.

     

    IIX-Shujog, KKR help PH vaccine firm Glovax Biotech raise $1m credit
    DEALSTREETASIA, 21 July, 2015

    Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), Shujog and global private equity major KKR have helped Philippines-based vaccine firm Glovax Biotech raise $1 million in credit from BDO Universal Bank, the companes announced on Tuesday.
     

    ADDING MULTIMEDIA IIX, Shujog, and KKR Partner with Glovax to Scale Social Impact
    Investor’s Business Daily, 21 July, 2015

    Impact Investment Exchange Asia (“IIX”), a leader in social development through impact investment, Shujog, IIX’s not-for-profit sister organization, and KKR, a leading global investment firm, successfully completed their second social enterprise technical assistance project with Glovax Biotech. Glovax is a fully integrated vaccine company in the Philippines that imports, distributes, and retails vaccines at affordable rates to low-to-middle-income Filipinos.

     

    IIX, Shujog, and KKR Partner with Glovax to Scale Social Impact
    Yahoo Finance, 21 July, 2015

    Impact Investment Exchange Asia (“IIX”), a leader in social development through impact investment, Shujog, IIX’s not-for-profit sister organization, and KKR, a leading global investment firm, successfully completed their second social enterprise technical assistance project with Glovax Biotech.

     

    Shujog and IIX – Bringing Social Business To The Mainstream
    DEALSTREETASIA, 16 July, 2015

    Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) announced a Women’s Livelihood Bond, due to be launched in early 2016, as part of its commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative.

     

    Shujog and IIX – Bringing Social Business To The Mainstream
    SD ASIA, May 12, 2015

    The term ‘Social Business’ has been first coined by Nobel Prize winner Prof. Muhammad Yunus in his books. Social businesses are seen as a great solution in addressing some of the most pressing needs of society and humans as a whole. In social businesses, the impact of the activities is prioritized not maximized.

     

    Impact Investment Exchange Asia selects 4 innovative social enterprise
    Eco-Business, March 25, 2015

    IIX (Impact Investment Exchange Asia) is pleased to announce that 4 Social Enterprises (SEs) have been selected for its Philippines-based Impact Accelerator™. Impact Accelerator is an intensive acceleration program that targets early-stage SEs with high potential for growth and scalability.

     

    Impact Accelerator awards four Social Enterprises in the Philippines
    asiaNGO, March 21, 2015

    Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) announced the winners for its Philippines-based Impact Accelerator programme. Impact Accelerator is an intensive acceleration programme that targets start-ups with high potential for growth and scalability.

     

    IIX Asia picks 4 PH social enterprises for Impact Accelerator program
    DEALSTREETASIA, March 20, 2015

    Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), a Singapore-based organisation, has chosen four social enterprises (SEs) in the Philippines to participate in its Impact Accelerator program. Launched in October 2014, Impact Accelerator is an intensive acceleration program that targets early-stage SEs with high potential for growth and scalability.

     

    New OECD report shines spotlight on impact investing
    Eco-Business, March 3, 2015

    Social impact investing may be growing in popularity in some investment circles but to enter the mainstream globally, its advocates and participants need to show that it actually achieves what it sets out to do, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said. You can find the report here.

     

    Bangladesh’s entry into impact investment
    The Daily Star, February 22, 2015

    Growing up as a daughter of a high ranking civil servant in Bangladesh, I have distinct memories of my father’s trip to Paris every year in the 1980s. To me it was exciting — Papa was seeing Paris — the most romantic city in the world. To him it was a dreaded trip because it was Donor Consortium that brought him to France to beg for donor money for Bangladesh.

     

    Cambodia’s Arjuni secures fund from ICCO
    Deal Street Asia, December 11, 2014

    Arjuni International Ltd, a Phnom Penh-based social enterprise, has secured investment capital from ICCO Investment in a bid to expand its business to meet consumer demand and deepen the impact it has on its beneficiaries across Cambodia.

     

    Arjuni, recipient of advisory services from IIX facilitated by Shujog
    Eco Business, December 11, 2014

    Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) and Shujog Assistance for Capacity-building and Technical Services (ACTS), announced today that Arjuni International Ltd. (“Arjuni”), a social enterprise based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for which IIX provided business advisory services through Shujog ACTS, has successfully raised investment capital.

     

    Investment Fund For Social Enterprises In Asia Targets Growth Capital Gap
    Forbes, November 2, 2014

    There’s a dearth of growth capital available for social enterprises in Southeast and South Asia.
    With that in mind, Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange’s (IIX) Impact Partners is launching a new growth fund on Nov. 6 called, appropriately enough, IIX Growth Fund.

     

    Social Impact Award: Alumna honored by Wharton Club of New York
    October 8, 2014

    Impact investment pioneer and social entrepreneur Durreen Shahnaz was recognized last week at the Joseph Wharton Awards Dinner in New York, an annual gathering of alumni that dates back to the 1970s.

     
    Shahnaz wins Social Impact Award
    Pro Bono Australia, October 8, 2014

    The Founder and Chairperson of the Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) and Impact Investment Shujog (Shujog) Professor Durreen Shahnaz has won the 2014 Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact.

     
    Professor Durreen Shahnaz receives the 2014 Joseph Wharton Award
    Eco-Business, October 8, 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.
     

    Durreen Shahnaz gets Joseph Wharton Award
    Dhaka Tribune, October 7, 2014

    Founder and Chairperson of Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), and also Impact Investment Shujog (Shujog) Professor Durreen Shahnaz has won the 2014 Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact.

     

    A New Bond Aims To Save Women’s Lives In Developing Nations
    Forbes, September 28, 2014

    Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) recently announced the Women’s Impact Bond (WIB) at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York.

     

    IIX annunces the CGI pledge to promote clean-cook stove
    The Financial Express, September 26, 2014

    Impact Investment Exchange Asia(IIX) has announced its Clinton Global Initiative(CGI) Commitment to Action on Women’s Impact Bond (WIB) to help organisations concerned scale their clean-cook stove businesses, benefiting people including women from harmful air pollution.

     

    IIX announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action on Women’s Impact Bond
    Eco-Business, September 26, 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.

     

    Arjuni gives women back their glory
    Vision Communications, July 25, 2014

    What if you purchased a hair extension knowing that not only had you bought a high quality product with premium aesthetic appeal, but that you had also paid four times the monthly salary for a woman in Cambodia or Laos that would be otherwise vulnerable to sex trafficking?

     

    Impact Investing Potential A World Changer
    Pro Bono Australia, November 14, 2013

    International keynote speaker Durreen Shahnaz has hailed impact investing for its potential to change the world to an Australian audience of top social finance experts at the Social Marketplace conference in Sydney recently.

     

    In Bali, An Entrepreneur Builds An Eco-Friendly Workers’ Paradise
    Forbes, November 10, 2013

    In eastern Bali, where the climate is dry and the soil unforgiving, just about the only trees that thrive are those producing cashew apples. But while the residents depend on their crops for sustenance, perhaps 90% of the processing is done in places like Vietnam and India. Meaning: Most of the money is made elsewhere; the average income is $2 a day.

     

    Breaking the mould in Bali
    Public Affairs Asia, 2013

    East Bali Cashews, an innovative partnership in Indonesia, underlines how big business can use its know-how to help social enterprises become financially sound and still deliver on their fundamental goal, says founder Aaron Fishman

     

    Empowering women social entrepreneurs in India
    The Guardian, 2013

    The economic reforms India launched in 1991 have led to a quadrupling of its GDP, a doubling of hourly wages and the emergence of a new middle class. However, 350 million Indians still live below the poverty line and struggle to access basic education, health care or proper nutrition.

     

    KKR’s ESG Efforts Go One Step Further
    The Wall Street Journal, October 23, 2013

    Executives in KKR & Co.’s Singapore and Sydney offices have taken the firm’s environmental, social and governance initiatives one step further, this time outside the portfolio.

     
    How KKR helped create jobs for impoverished villagers
    CNN Money, October 23, 2013

    There has been lots of discussion about how private equity firms do (or don’t) create a new jobs, so today its worth highlighting an instance in which jobs not only were indisputable created, but the new hires were poor rurual villagers. Moreover, the participating private equity firm invested time rather than money.

     

    Impact Investment Exchange and KKR Announce Partnership
    The Wall Street Journal, 2013

    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.

     

    Social stock exchanges: A global perspective
    Social Enterprise Buzz, September 10, 2013

    Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor were the modern stock exchanges that we see today. In the 1300s, the world witnessed the establishment of the first non-bank related investment markets by the Venetians. Centuries later, formal markets such as the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) started emerging. Those pioneering formal stock exchanges of the 1800s are now listed amongst the largest and most powerful financial markets in the world.

     

    Are social stock exchanges the great equalizer to democratize development finance?
    Devex Impact, July 12, 2013

    With the launch of the Social Stock Exchange in London almost simultaneously with the Impact Exchange, these two exchanges are rapidly redefining the sector. This article by Devex writes about how these two platforms operate and how they are changing the face of investing.

     

    Impact Exchange: how it will change investing
    IFLR, June 22, 2013

    The International Finance Law Review (IFLR) shines light on how the world’s first stock exchange dedicated to Social Enterprises will change the face of investing.

     

    Bloomberg Media and Impact Forum’s Investing in Inclusion 

    Impact Forum is happy to partner once again with Bloomberg Media in spreading the word of Impact Investing across Asia through the Impact Forum. Watch the TV commercial aired on Bloomberg here.

     

    The quest for social value creation in Asia through philanthropy
    April, 2013

    NUS Business School’s Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (ACSEP), led by Rob John and Pauline Tan with Ken Ito, has developed its second Entrepreneurial Social Finance in Asia working paper series – “Innovation in Asian Philanthropy”. The working paper explores the trends, innovations and strategies in Asian philanthropy and the various organizations that support entrepreneurial philanthropy, including IIX. Read on as IIX is profiled vis-à-vis other players in the region.