IIX’s award-winning Women’s Livelihood Bond™ (WLB™) Series is a series of innovative gender-lens blended financial products that empower women and girls across a multi-country and multi-sector portfolio.
About the WLB™ Series
By addressing the three dimensions of risk, return, and impact, IIX created a new kind of financial instrument that delivers stable returns and sustainable impact to investors.
The US$8.5m WLB1 was the world’s first gender-lens impact investing security listed on a stock exchange in 2017.
To date, the WLB™ Series has mobilized US$128m and is empowering over 1,300,000 million women and girls across emerging markets while providing consistent returns with no defaults recorded even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2023, the sixth bond in the Series, the WLB6 will be issued.
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WLB5 issued as the world’s first Orange Bond
Building on the success of the WLB™ Series, IIX issued the US$50m WLB5 in December 2022. The WLB5 made history as the world’s first Orange Bond, investing in a portfolio of high impact enterprises across Asia and Africa that will enable ~300,000 women and girls to build economic resilience and advance climate action.