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Since its inception in 2022, the Orange Movement™ has been driving waves of change globally. Through this groundbreaking initiative, we are actively shifting the gender lens investing narrative from strategy to tangible action. Exciting updates await as we share the progress achieved within the Movement's inaugural year.

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Fixed income outlook 2024: Blue, orange and social bonds to have their moment in predicted record year

Issuance could surpass previous highs as market conditions and increased variety make sustainable bonds appeal in 2024.

2024 is predicted to be a bumper year for sustainable fixed income with record levels of issuance and increased variety as we see more capital backing for social impact and blue bonds, and increased interest in ‘orange bonds’.

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IIX’s Women’s Livelihood Bond™ 6 Breaks New Ground with US$100 Million Issuance as the Largest Orange Bond in the Market, Expected to Empower Over 880,000 Women and Girls in the Global South

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Singapore, 12 December 2023 – Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), the pioneer in Impact Investing, marks a monumental achievement by successfully pricing the Women’s Livelihood Bond™ 6 (WLB6) at an unprecedented size for gender-based investment bonds of US$100 million, with a 7.25% coupon rate. This achievement is expected to uplift over 880,000 women and girls in the Global South, making it the largest issuance in the acclaimed WLB Series.

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APG funds women-focused bond targeting Asia, Africa

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With a $30 million investment, APG is anchoring a transformative bond designed to empower women entrepreneurs in Asia and Africa’s emerging markets by merging investor returns with meaningful social progress.

Dutch pension fund manager APG Asset Management (APG) has committed $30 million to the Women’s Livelihood Bond (WLB6), a financial product aimed at providing access to capital for women entrepreneurs in select Asian and African countries.

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IIX convenes a global coalition with the Orange Bond Initiative to unlock $10B and empower 100m Women

March 8th, SINGAPORE – Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) has launched the Orange Bond Initiative™, a global coalition to create the world’s first gender-lens investing asset class by and for the Global South and the 99%. The Initiative will mobilize the multi-trillion bond market to empower 100 million women and girls as solutions to achieve the UN’s 17 SDGs and build a more inclusive, climate-resilient future for all. Orange is the color of UN SDG 5: Gender Equality –  and the Orange Bonds are expected to unlock US$10 billion for gender-lens investing by 2030.

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Orange Bond Initiative™ Drives the First Steering Committee Meeting

June 9th, Singapore – Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) has made a big step forward in revolutionizing gender lens investing with the launch of the Orange Bond Initiative™, the world’s first asset class by and for the Global South and the 99% as a solution to financing gender equality. Trailblazing representatives across public, private sectors, and civil society gathered at the Orange Bond Initiative™ inaugural Steering Committee meeting on 19th May, 2022 to mark the moment in history. The meeting addressed the fundamentals of practices in revolutionizing gender lens investing to further push the boundaries that build a gender-empowered financial system.

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Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) Closes the Women's Livelihood Bond™ 5 - The World's First Orange Bond

December 8, 2022 – SINGAPORE – Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) has successfully closed the Women’s Livelihood Bond™ 5 (WLB5), the fifth issuance in the award-winning Women’s Livelihood Bond™ Series (WLB™ Series), raising US$50 million. The WLB5 will create livelihood and empower ~300,000 women and girls in emerging markets across Asia and Africa, making it the first multi-continent bond in the Series.

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