IIX Women’s Livelihood Bond Series

About

The Women’s Livelihood Bond™ Series (WLB) is a series of innovative securities pioneered by Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) to mobilize capital for women’s empowerment. 

Investing in Impact

P4G has invested US $491,000 in this partnership. 

The WLB Series is the world’s first impact investing and gender lens investing securities listed on a stock exchange. It pools together high-impact women-focused enterprises to create a multi-country, multi-stakeholder portfolio that is sold to private sector investors. 

As a 2019 P4G State-of-the Art Partnership, the WLB Series has swiftly demonstrated the replicability and scalability of its model. It was awarded scale-up funding in 2020 to replicate the Bond series in Indonesia and explore the feasibility for its inclusion in other P4G country partners like Kenya and South Africa, to deliver a new standard for financing to empower underserved women. 

In 2020, the partnership raised US $27.7 million to support women-focused enterprises in the Asia Pacific to help women rebuild their livelihoods after COVID-19. This milestone will mobilize capital for almost 180,000 women empowering them to implement their green growth solutions in sectors like agriculture and energy.

Tagline

Leveraging Innovative Finance to Build Financially Empowered Communities

SDG

Status

Scale-up

Countries of Operation

Indonesia , South Africa , Kenya ,

Partners

News & Events

Partnership Community of Learning

The Courtauld Commitment 2025
Grow Asia
ColdHubs
The Women’s Livelihood Bond™
Towards Large-Scale Digital Decision Support Systems for Farmers
Sustainable Technology for Tackling Extensive Food Loss in Kenya
Sustainable Sourcing at Scale
Sustainable Food Partnership