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Impact Investment Exchange ([ Link removed ] ) is the pioneer in the impact investing movement and a global leader in sustainability. We have transformed the financial system so that women, the environment and underserved communities are finally given a value and a voice in the global market. Over the past decade, we have built the world’s largest crowdfunding platform for impact investing ([ Link removed ] ), operated award-winning enterprise technical assistance programs such as [ Link removed ] , created innovative financial products such as the [ Link removed ] and established an [ Link removed ] and [ Link removed ] to build the sustainable investing market. To date, our work has spanned 53 countries, unlocked US$281 million of private-sector capital, positively impacted over 159 million direct and household lives, and avoided over 1.83 million tons of carbon. The foundation of IIX's work is [ Link removed ] , an innovative impact verification solution for every organization, which effectively measures the social and environmental impact of an investment and gives value to the voices of the underserved. In 2022, IIX launched the [ Link removed ] ™ to unlock $10 billion in the capital markets by 2030 and impact 100 million women in the last mile. The recent issuance of the [ Link removed ] is now officially listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) as the world’s first Orange Bond. IIX’s numerous awards for its work include the Oslo Business for Peace Award, the P4G State-of-the-art Partnership award, the UN Global Climate Action Award and most recently the Environmental Finance's Award for Innovation.
For more information about IIX,
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About a career with IIX:
You will join a highly effective team that will provide you with an un-paralleled hands-on exposure to the Impact Investing and Social Finance space. You thrive in tackling development issues and excel in creating solutions using structured strategies and innovative programs that address the world’s most pressing problems, from food security to inclusive finance to clean energy. You aim to become a global development leader and to get make a measureable difference through your work.
When you join IIX, you embark on a rewarding career in which we are heavily invested in your professional development as we will build on your strengths and help you gain new skills with training, coaching, encouragement and guiding you in the right direction guidance. The skills you obtain and the exposure to the rapidly growing impact investing space will be invaluable as you advance in your career.
To be a successful member of the IIX team, you should exhibit PREM:
• Passionate: Commitment to social finance and impact investing as a path to unlock society’s potential to effect social change is essential for a happy and successful tenure at IIX.
• Resilient: Similar to our enterprises working in emerging markets, our IIX team members have strong mental and emotional fortitude and are able to recover quickly from difficulties or setbacks. We look for people with an adaptable and positive attitude and strong sense of self-worth, which enables them to move forward and continue to strive for their goals even in the face of adversity.
• Equitable: At IIX, we manage toward impact maximization and produce measurable and transparent returns – both social and financial. These results strengthen the ecosystem and transform existing realities by helping impact enterprises magnify their impact and scale. We are fair and impartial in our actions and ensure that we make objective and unbiased decisions based on facts and impact.
• Maverick: While IIX is a seasoned stakeholder in the impact enterprise and impact investing space in Asia, we pride ourselves on creating new opportunities. We look for people with an independent and unorthodox approach to thinking and behaving. If you are someone who is non-conformist, innovative, and independent, often going against the grain, does not like following the crowd and is not afraid to express your own opinions, we want you.
Some of our clients include foundations such as the Rockefeller Foundation and Bank of America-Merrill Lynch Foundation, corporations such as Standard Chartered Bank and KKR, international non-profits such as Oxfam and World Vision, multilateral institutions such as the Asian Development Bank, UN Agencies such as UNDP, and government development agencies such as USAID and SIDA.
IIX is pleased to announce that we are inviting applications for the full time Analyst Role and we are hiring on a rolling basis.
About the IIX Analyst Program:
As a new analyst, you will learn about our businesses, develop important relationships, and build career- enhancing skills. This program is open to final year undergraduate and graduate level students from any field of study, and is ideally suited to those with little or no work experience. While your discipline or major is not important, we’re looking for students with an outstanding record of academic achievement and an interest in changing the world by changing the financial markets.
A financial background is not necessary. Your area or major of concentration is less important to us than your potential. Whether you’ve distinguished yourself in economics or history, the next phase of your career will be shaped by your passion, energy and vision. We encourage you to apply, provided you come with an open mind to learn, start with basic skills learning, have a strong sense of teamwork, share a strong commitment and professional drive in connecting the back streets with wall streets.
2. The Analyst Experience
We provide our new analysts with the tools necessary for professional growth and career advancement. As a new analyst, you will learn a great deal about the firm and how we do business and about the whole sector. You will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to support our businesses.
You will quickly become an integral member of the team with your own responsibilities. Regardless of which area or business you join, you will be working directly with internal and external clients side-by-side with the team members in our firm.
Upon joining IIX, you will receive formal training on some basic technical skills followed by department-specific training. You will also receive ongoing training, based on your specific skill needs and interests, to bolster your professional development through learning in the workplace. As a start, you may get hands on experience working on concepts like “Financial Modelling”, “Innovative Financial Structures”, “Professionalism”, “Problem Solving and Presentation Skills”. You need to be open minded that you will be starting from the basic operational responsibilities and then moving on to more specific tasks based on your skill sets.
Our Core Teams and Areas of work:
Impact Partners Team: The successful candidate will assist the Impact Partners team to conduct Impact Enterprise (IE) and investor outreach. This individual will also work with and assess Impact enterprises to prepare them for Impact Partners listing (examining financial reports, business plans, understanding capital needs), guiding them to be investor-ready and managing their capital raising process. This work will include financial modelling and analysis, process management and building trusted relationships. The impact assessment work involves the measurement and communication of the social and environmental impact that IEs are having. Impact assessment work also involves providing detailed projection and data collection tools as well as recommendations, to help magnify the social and environmental performance of an IE as well as to enhance the transparency and accountability to stakeholders and funders.
Growth and Innovation: The Growth and Innovation team initiates and cultivates important relationships and initiatives that will result in strategic partnerships. The team supports the development of new products and platforms, services and projects that IIX is researching and/or test-launching. Outreach to build a local and regional network of ecosystem partners who will contribute and support the long-term sustainability of IEs will also be a critical role. Demonstrated project and process management skills are required in this role. The Growth and Innovation team focuses on marketing and developing IIX products and services that fulfill a need in the IE and impact investment community in Asia. The team also conducts research and analysis of the Impact enterprise sector in Asia. This includes countrywide, sector-specific or ecosystem-targeted research as well as broader policy perspectives. These research efforts culminate in published reports that are widely disseminated across the region.
Innovative Finance Team: The Innovative Finance team will support the structuring of fixed income products in innovative finance such as the Women’s Livelihood Bond series™ and Orange Bond Initiative™, while also contributing to IIX's other areas of work. The team performs credit analysis on IEs and MFIs shortlisted as potential borrowers under the various sustainability bond structures and provides financial analysis and full credit reports on selected IEs and MFIs. The young analyst will learn the basic operations of the innovative finance team such as sourcing, calls preparations, communications with internal and external stakeholders, taking minutes to preparing research and pitch decks. Then progress to assist in raising and structuring credit facilities and/or investment capital for IEs and MFIs through participation in the transaction process.
Marketing and Advocacy Team: Work with the IIX team to continue building strategic messaging and initiatives that promote the impact investing and IE space in Asia-Pacific. Work closely across all functions of IIX and IIX Foundation to continue building a cohesive and compelling story of how social capital markets will influence sustainable development in Asia. You will also support Marketing and Management team to promote the courses of IIX Impact Institute, which empowers stakeholders to participate in the Impact Investing Space.
Interested candidates can submit their application at [ Link removed ] Due to the lean structure of the organization, please note all accepted Analysts will be working across teams as needed.
• Deadline to submit the application: Open year round
• Start Date: Start on a rolling basis
• Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete selected tests and interview with at least 2 IIX team members.
• All applications must include: your latest resume, a cover letter highlighting a clear motivation to work in Impact Investing space, your university/college transcripts indicating your current GPA score and a writing sample.
Due to limited openings on the program and an overwhelming number of applications, all applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and you are highly encouraged to submit your applications as early as possible.
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