Capital Markets for Social Change, with Durreen Shahnaz
Evening Presentation by Durreen Shahnaz, Founder and Chairman, Impact Investment Exchange
Born in Bangladesh, one of world's poorest countries, Durreen Shahnaz ended up on Wall Street. Her life has straddled banking, media, entrepreneurship, and social business. But her most exciting project has been Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) — a social stock exchange that will marry financial markets with social and environmental projects.
IIX has just launched Impact Partners, Asia's first private placement platform for social enterprises to raise growth capital from Impact Investors around the globe and is also creating Impact Exchange, the world’s first social stock exchange, providing a trading platform and an efficient capital raising mechanism for social enterprises.
Durreen Shahnaz is the Founder and Chairperson of IIX and Founder and Managing Director of Impact Investment Shujog. She will talk about her life journey, the creation of IIX and the role it and its sister entity Impact Investment Shujog (focused on capacity building of social enterprises) are playing in establishing a new system of capital markets. She will also discuss what individuals can do with their careers and businesses to leave the world a better place.
Shahnaz began her professional career at Morgan Stanley and has worked at Grameen Bank, World Bank and Merrill Lynch. She is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, and was recently nominated as a TED 2010 Fellow and Asia Society Asia 21 Fellow.