What is Gender Lens Investing? Gender lens investing has emerged as a powerful impact investment strategy that combines pursuing financial returns with pursuing gender equality and social well-being. It recognizes the importance of investing in women as business owners, as purchasers/customers, as well as in their workforce and leadership roles,
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Latin American Fintech Tienda Pago Raises Series B Round, Backed by Women’s World Banking Asset Management, IDC Ventures
New York, 18 October 2022 — Women’s World Banking Capital Partners II (WWBCP II) has announced an investment in Latin American fintech company Tienda Pago, representing WWBCP II’s ninth investment to date. WWBCP II seeks to close the gender gap in financial inclusion, while demonstrating the business case for gender
New York, NY, March 30, 2022 – Women’s World Banking Asset Management (“WAM”) has announced the final closing of its second fund, WWB Capital Partners II, L.P. (“WWBCP II” or “the Fund”). Following its first closing of $75 million in March 2020, WWBCP II held a final closing in March
Women’s World Banking Capital Partners (“WWBCP”) has successfully completed the sale of its stake in Enda Tamweel to Maghrebia Vie, part of UFI Group, one of the leading Tunisian groups. Enda Tamweel has been part of the Women’s World Banking global network of inclusive financial service providers for decades, and
By Tokunboh Ishmael, Managing Director and co-Founder, Alitheia Capital What is good for gender equality is good for the economy and society as well. – McKinsey & Company An estimated 120 million Nigerian women are susceptible to the health consequences of firewood use. Of this, about 95,000 die each year
Gender lens investing (GLI) is interpreted and implemented in many different ways, from investing in women-owned and -led enterprises to investing in enterprises specifically targeting women, and more. Shuyin Tang is a Partner at Patamar Capital, a venture capital firm focused on Series A and Series B investments in South
Our President and CEO, Mary Ellen Iskenderian, shares her thoughts on the future of impact investing in this Forbes interview.
A room full of eager participants at Women’s World Banking’s Making Finance Work for Women summit in early November gathered for a deeper dive into the topic of gender lens investing.
How our gender lens impact investing fund Capital Partners delivered returns for gender equality for low-income women and gender diversity for the institutions that serve them.
In this podcast featuring Women’s World Banking Asset Management’s Chief Investment Officer CJ Juhasz, we discuss our approach to impact investing: a strategy called gender lens investing.
On gender-lens investing and how Women’s World Banking’s Capital Partners Fund is demonstrating the business case for investing in women-focused companies.
Gender diversity is driving strong financial performance in many institutions. What can impact investors do to address what impedes achieving the double bottom-line?
What does gender-lens investing have to do with the most successful (microfinance) IPO in India’s history?
Women’s World Banking Capital Partners investee shattered records in India’s financial stockmarket during its IPO. The role our focus on gender played in this story.
Our leadership and gender diversity work is cited in an article about how to invest in women, in honor of International Women’s Day 2016.
Experts from the impact investment community discuss the challenges to women-focused investing.
Investing in Women: The Role of Finance in Women’s Empowerment Date: Wednesday March 12, 2014 Time: 8-9 a.m. PST Venue: Webinar Register Now → Despite significant progress through global commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment, developed and developing countries still face significant challenges in ensuring the equal treatment of