Investing in Women Workshop on Impact Investing in Women’s SMEs in Southeast Asia

On October 31, 2018, at the European Headquarters of UBS in London, the DFAT-funded Investing in Women initiative organized a workshop to present the findings of the recent review of its impact investment component.  The review team of Ted Jackson and Kaylene Alvarez facilitated the workshop, which was attended by more than 20 practitioners from investment funds, development finance institutions, consultancies, and NGOs specializing in gender lens investing.  Discussion groups explored the themes of commercialization and localization in GLI in Southeast Asia.  The workshop preceded the launch of the first global Gender-Smart Investing Summit, held November 1-2, which drew 300 delegates from 40 countries.