Impact Exchange: how it will change investing

Author: Ashley Lee | Published: 10 Jul 2013

The Impact Exchange was launched on June 14. As the first platform solely for social enterprises to raise capital, it represents a new opportunity for impact investors.

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) have been buzzwords for investors the last few years, with private equity giants taking them into account when making investment decisions. But impact investing has been slower to develop, as tax structures and exit strategies have posed legal concerns.

On May 6, Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) took over the cooperative management of the Impact Exchange with the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) from Nexii. Like AIM in London, the Impact Exchange is...