bian c biàn, a Chinese word meaning ‘change’, represents what IIX’s Impact Enterprise Competition seeks to achieve – scalable social change that will transform Asia’s development landscape by catalyzing the growth of high-impact enterprises across the region.

As the leader of the Impact Investing space in Asia, IIX has spent 6 years building the Impact Enterprise ecosystem – transforming innovative ideas into high-impact, scalable business models. As part of IIX’s mission to impact 100 million lives by 2020 by linking capital markets with development, we are launching an exciting new initiative: The IIX Impact Enterprise Competition 2015. The purpose of the Competition is to identify Impact Enterprises which have the potential to impact, improve and empower the most number of lives and catalyze the development of these organizations to reach the next level of growth.

We would like to extend an invitation to you, as part of the IIX community, to be a part of the decision-making process and make this as much your impact story as it is ours. We’ve narrowed it down to three overarching concepts that we believe have tremendous potential to create systemic social change but are simultaneously facing a lack of adequate resources and capacity to achieve scale. Tell us which of these three thematic areas in your opinion has the most potential to create scalable and sustainable impact and based on your votes we will design the Competition to focus on organizations that have the same overarching mission as part of their impact trajectory: