How One Woman Is Raising Money For 385,000 Women Entrepreneurs – Forbes

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Add to that list Women’s Livelihood Bond (WLB), the world’s first social sustainability bond to be listed on a stock exchange. The bond will support both high-impact and micro-finance institutions in Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

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Bond to funnel benefits to women – Phnom Penh Post

A woman receives money from a finance officer at a Prasac Microfinance Institution branch in Phnom Penh in 2015. Hong Menea

An $8 million bond set to debut on Singapore’s stock exchange will mobilise private capital to support social enterprises and microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines, providing nearly half a million women in these countries with more access to credit in order to improve their livelihoods.

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IIX and DBS Unite To List S$11 Million Women’s Livelihood Bond on SGX – BLLNR Singapore

Bridge the gap: IIX and DBS work together to list the world’s first social sustainability bond on stock exchange to impact lives of women.

The Women’s Livelihood Bond (WLB) provides loans to social enterprises and micro-finance institutions, strengthening the livelihoods of more than 385,000 women.

Singapore-based impact enterprise Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) with the support of DBS Bank has priced a US$8 million (S$11 million) bond to positively influence the lives of more than 385,000 women in Southeast Asia, specifically in Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

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Singapore-based IIX’s $8m bond to help women in Southeast Asia – The Daily Star

The Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), a Singapore-based impact enterprise, has closed the world’s first social sustainability bond expected to be listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

The $8 million Women’s Livelihood Bond is the first in a series of IIX social sustainability bonds.

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World’s first listed social bond draws private banking clients – Business Times

Singapore’s budding market for social and sustainability bonds took another step forward on Thursday with an US$8 million issuance of 5.65 per cent four-year Women’s Livelihood Bonds by Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) to be listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX).
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SINGAPORE’S budding market for social and sustainability bonds took another step forward on Thursday with an US$8 million issuance of 5.65 per cent four-year Women’s Livelihood Bonds by Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) to be listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX).

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DBS launches listed social sustainability bond – City Wire Asia

The bond will provide loans to women-focused social enterprises in Southeast Asia.

DBS Bank has closed the ‘world’s first’ social sustainability bond, to be listed on a stock exchange. Developed in partnership with Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange, it will provide loans to women-focused social enterprises and microfinance institutions in Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

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Social sustainability bond to debut on SGX – Straits Times

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) Centre in Shenton Way. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE – A new bond to debut on the Singapore Exchange, called the Women’s Livelihood Bond, said to be the world’s first social sustainability bond to be listed on a stock exchange.

The US$8 million bond provides loans to social enterprises and microfinance institutions, which, in turn, aim to help more than 385,000 women in Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

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IIX, DBS price new US$8m social sustainability bond to be listed on SGX – The Business Time

SINGAPORE’S DBS Bank and Singapore-based impact investing platform Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) have priced a US$8 million bond aimed at improving livelihoods of more than 385,000 women in South-east Asia.

Termed the Women’s Livelihood Bond (WLB), this four-year bond offers a coupon rate of 5.65 per cent per annum, and is expected to be listed on the Singapore Exchange within a month, said DBS in a release on Thursday. If successful, the listing will make it the first such bond to be listed on a traditional stock exchange.

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IIX, with support of DBS, to list S$11 million Women’s Livelihood Bond on SGX – Today Online

IIX, a Singapore-based impact enterprise that bridges the gap between finance and development, said the proceeds from the bond are lent to microfinance institutions and social enterprises whose activities benefit women.  Photo: IIX

IIX, a Singapore-based impact enterprise that bridges the gap between finance and development, said the proceeds from the bond are lent to microfinance institutions and social enterprises whose activities benefit women. Photo: IIX

SINGAPORE – In a global first, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), with the support of DBS Bank, is listing on the Singapore Exchange a US$8 million (S$11 million) Women’s Livelihood Bond (WLB) that seeks to improve the lives of more than 385,000 women in Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

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Landmark Women’s Livelihood Bond Fully Funded – Probono Australia

The Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) has successfully closed a landmark $8 million Women’s Livelihood Bond (WLB) that is expected to impact the lives of more than 385,000 women across Southeast Asia.

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