Gender Lens Investing and Green Financing in Small Island Developing States

Kizzann Sammy, Senior Associate with Jackson and Associates and Principal of Kochi Consulting, was recently invited to present a paper to the UN Women Expert Group Meeting on the theme of achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes. Her paper is entitled Gender Lens Investing and Green Financing: The role of women-owned small and medium businesses in climate-vulnerable communities. Ms. Sammy argues that: “There is no separation of issues for small island developing states, so gender-lens investing needs to consider gender and the environment as equally important to the survival of communities and countries. Collaboration at any level of governance means moving away from discussing gender in one room, investing in one room, and climate change in another. Green financing needs a gender-lens and small island developing states can be pioneers for new innovative approaches.” To read the paper, please click HERE