Press Release

Press Release

Impact Investment Exchange Asia selects 4 innovative Social Enterprises for Impact Accelerator

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.

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Arjuni, recipient of advisory services from IIX facilitated by Shujog

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.

Arjuni secured investment from ICCO Investment, an initiative of ICCO Cooperative, which will allow it to expand its business to meet consumer demand and further deepen the impact it has on its beneficiaries across Cambodia.

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Impact Investment Exchange Asia launches Impact Accelerator in the Philippines

Impact Investment Exchange Asia (“IIX”) is pleased to announce the launch of its first Impact Accelerator™ – an intensive “in-country” acceleration program designed to accelerate early-stage Social Enterprises (“SEs”) that have high potential to create positive social and environmental impact at scale.

Impact Accelerator™ will be launched in the Philippines, where SE activity is rapidly growing and socially-minded entrepreneurs are working to address challenges across various sectors including agriculture, energy, water, health and education.

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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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