Combatting Gender-Based Violence through Investment

“Corporate leaders and investors have been slow to treat violence against women as a major risk and mitigate accordingly,” argues Singapore-based SWEEF Capital in the latest webinar in its Gender ROI Insight series.  GBV in the workplace can range from aggressive language and financial coercion to physical injury and sexual assault. Focusing on survivor-centred approaches,…(Read more)

Financial Solutions to the Marine Plastics Crisis in East Asia and the Pacific

A recent post by the International Finance Corporation highlighted an investment by Circulate Capital, a Singapore-based climate fund, in Union J Plus in Thailand, “a women-owned and led company that collects and recycles large volumes of domestic plastic waste in Thailand and converts it primarily into premium, food-grade polyolefin plastic”. The injection of capital “will…(Read more)

International Women’s Day 2024

UN Women’s theme for International Women’s Day 2024, on March 8, 2024, is Invest in Women, Accelerate Progress.  Key areas of action, the agency says, include investing in gender equality as “the greatest human right challenge”; ending poverty; implementing gender-responsive financing; shifting to a green economy and care society; and supporting feminist changemakers. For more…(Read more)

Just Transition Finance: Pathways for Banking and Insurance 

At COP 28 in Dubai, the Finance Initiative of the United Nations Environment Program and the International Labour Organization released a new report entitled Just Transition Finance: Pathways for Banking and Finance. Among other things, this guide for financial institutions to: “Tailor products to support place-based just transition priorities and invigorate local economies; promote investments…(Read more)

Sarah Thatcher is the 2023 Jackson Family Scholar

Sarah Thatcher, a student in the Masters in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Carleton University, has been named the 2023 Jackson Family Scholar. Established by Ted Jackson and Magda Seydegart in 2021, the Jackson Family Scholarship in Community Engagement supports recipients to carry out an impactful community-based project during their studies. Ms. Thatcher has launched…(Read more)