In line with IIX’s mission to give women a voice and value in the global market, the WLB™ Series is aligned with the Social Bonds Principles (SBP) published by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), as well as with the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum’s ASEAN Social Bond Standards.
This ensures that proceeds from the bonds go towards financing Borrowers who will collectively drive forward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality, ultimately benefitting underserved women across Asia-Pacific.
IMPACT ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK
IIX Values™ builds on our extensive experience in impact measurement and data analytics to bring value to a global set of companies.
The platform solution is used within our WLB™ Series to monitor the impact of our portfolio companies. The surveys and assessments analyze the company’s impact on those who matter on the ground to ensure transparency and true positive impact for those who need it most.
Please find an example of our latest framework used for our WLB4Climate™ below. To find out more about our IIX Values™ please follow the link here.
ALIGNMENT WITH THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs)
The WLB™ Series bond issuances advance 14 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 will benefit from higher earnings due to upskilling and increased workforce placement opportunities
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