In The Media

Harnessing the Power of Conscious Capitalism

Impact Exchange, the world’s first social stock exchange, launched by Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), is poised to introduce its first instrument — the Women’s Livelihood Bond — which is set to raise US$20 million from a pool of underlying issuers. IIX founder and chairman Durreen Shahnaz talks about this instrument and the other investment platforms the company has come up with for the social good.

Read more

PHL’s social enterprise, 5 others in Asia feted for ‘brewing ‘peace’ – Business Mirror

EVEN small-scale businesses can make a big different in society as shown in the recent success of six winning enterprises across Asia, including the Philippines, feted in the inaugural IIX-N-Peace Innovation Challenge 2015.

4 tips for taking your social enterprise to the next level – DevexImpact

Innovative solutions to social challenges can come from anywhere, and no longer from just traditional actors, such as governments, nongovernmental organizations or development agencies.

4 local social enterprises seek to raise P37.8 million for growth – BusinessMirror

FOUR winning Philippine-based social enterprises (SEs) would be needing a total capital infusion of P37.8 million to pursue their growth plan in the coming years.

IIX’s first Impact Accelerator in the Philippines concludes with Impact Showcase – Eco-Business

The Impact Accelerator™ program in the Philippines, operated by Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), concludes this week with an Impact Showcase of four winning Social Enterprises (SEs).

Women’s Livelihood Bond launching in 2016 – Sharing Value Asia

Women’s Livelihood Bond is the first of IIX’s Sustainability Bonds set to raise S$20 million in capital for a pool of underlying issuers. These issuers are social enterprises and microfinance institutions (MFIs) focused on empowering women.

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

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

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

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

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.