Gender-Smart Investing Summit held in London

More than 300 investors, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and policymakers gathered in London, England to participate in the first Gender-Smart Investing Summit.  Major sponsors included UBS, CDC, Investing in Women and the Tara Health Foundation.  Gender lens investing champions Suzanne Biegel and Joy Anderson, CDC CEO Nick O’Donohoe and UN Under-Secretary General Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Applying Design Thinking in Evaluation

In a recent blog for the American Evaluation Association, Asma Ali and Isabel Cuervo discuss ways and means of applying design thinking (DT), or human-centred design, in the evaluation process. “In evaluation,” they write, “design considerations are most often enacted during evaluation reporting and dissemination phases of a project, to engage stakeholders

Missing the Cues Published

Feminist, political scientist and longtime friend and colleague, Dr. Annette Isaac, recently signed copies of her new memoir, Missing the Cues, at Books on Beechwood in Ottawa.  The book weaves her personal experiences and reflections together with broader political and cultural analyses from the point of view of a Black woman newcomer to Canada. 

TV Studio as Ecosystem Launch-Pad in Sri Lanka

A group of Sri Lankan leaders is launching the impact investing ecosystem in that country on the basis of a unique television series that matches social entrepreneurs seeking capital to grow their businesses with local impact investors.  Now the number one national TV business series, the show attracts one million viewers a week.