Philanthropreneurship Forum | Investing with a Gender Lens

March 15, 2017

Our President and CEO Mary Ellen Iskenderian wrote a piece on gender-lens investing and how our very own Capital Partners Fund is demonstrating the business case for investing in companies that put women at the center.

Gender lens investing represents one of the fastest-growing areas within the impact investing world and refers to the practice of investing for financial return while also considering the benefits to women. Investments made with a so-called “gender lens” range from funding women-owned businesses, businesses with a strong track record of employing women, or companies that improve the lives of women and girls with their products and services. The investment thesis of the Women’s World Banking Capital Partners Fund, a $50 million women-led impact investment fund, combines all three of these approaches to achieve the greatest possible social impact without sacrificing financial returns.

Read the full post here.