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IIX’s multi award-winning Women’s Livelihood Bond™ (WLB™) Series is the world’s first gender-lens impact investing security listed on a stock exchange.

By addressing the three dimensions of risk-return-impact, IIX created a new kind of financial instrument that delivers stable returns and sustainable impact to investors. To date, the WLB™ Series has mobilized US$48 million and is empowering 815,000 women across Asia-Pacific.

By addressing the three dimensions of risk-return-impact, IIX created a new kind of financial instrument that delivers stable returns and sustainable impact to investors. To date, the WLB™ Series has mobilized US$48 million and is empowering 815,000 women across Asia-Pacific.

Building on the success of the previous issuances, IIX is looking to issue the fourth bond in the Series – WLB4Climate. WLB4Climate will invest in a multi-country, multi-sector portfolio of sustainable SMEs in Asia that empower women to advance climate action and build back better.

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Transform the Financial System with Gender Equality

MAINSTREAMING GENDER-LENS INVESTING ACROSS THE WORLD

The WLB™ Series has raised over US$48 million from accredited investors across the world.  Each Issuance has continued to scale-up in size and has channelled capital into diversified portfolios spanning a range of sectors and continents.

ALIGNMENT WITH THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs)

The WLB™ Series bond issuances advance 13 out of the 17 UN SDGs, recognizing that women empowerment and gender equality are critical to solving the world’s biggest sustainable development challenges. The WLB™ Series is also aligned with the International Capital Markets Association Social Bond Principles (ICMA) and is recognized as a ‘2X Investment’ under the 2X Initiative.

Women and girls from low-income communities will be equipped to combat poverty and enhance financial inclusion

Women smallholder marigold farmers will benefit from an increase in yield per harvest due to sustainable agriculture practices

Women and girls will benefit from improved health due to access to affordable healthcare and better nutrition

Young women and girls will benefit from improved education by receiving financial support to stay longer in school

Women will transition to sustainable livelihoods and have enhanced financial resilience through savings and insurance

Women beneficiaries will benefit from improved access to clean water and sanitation facilities

Women and girls will be provided with access to clean and reliable energy sources, enhancing productivity

Women micro entrepreneurs will be provided with access to affordable credit to grow and sustain their businesses

Women micro entrepreneurs will increase their income which enables them to reduce income inequality with male counterparts

Women and girls will have improved mobility, safety and shelter outcomes

 

Smallholder women farmers will achieve sustainable manage and use of natural resources through training and farming education

Women farmers will be equipped with affordable agri-inputs and training in climate-smart agriculture

The WLB Series has coalesced a range of public and private sector partners spanning banks, law firms, government bodies, United Nations Bodies and more

WLB™ SERIES PARTNERS

The WLB™ Series engages a diverse group of partners from across the world including banks, law-firms, donor agencies, foundations, and UN bodies towards the common mission of building gender-equal, green capital markets.