Special Journal Issue Launched: Growing Gender Lens Investing in Emerging Markets

“Driven by reciprocal scholar-practitioner partnerships, future research on the growth of gender lens investing in emerging markets should be Southern directed, methodologically plural, anchored in open data, and actionable in real time,” write co-editors Carolina Robino and Edward Jackson in their editorial for the recently launched special issue of the Journal of Sustainable Finance and…(Read more)

A Gender Lens Investing Roadmap for Australian Investors

One of the most significant events at the Impact Investment Summit for the Asia Pacific region, held in Sydney on March 29-31, 2022, was the release of the report entitled A Roadmap for Australian Investors: How to invest to achieve gender equity, racial equity, diversity, and inclusion, by Capital Human and Impact Investing Australia.  Taking…(Read more)

Forthcoming: Special JSFI Issue on Growing Gender Lens Investing in Emerging Markets

From November 2021 through February 2022, the Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment published six articles online on gender lens investing that will appear in the forthcoming special JSFI issue on Growing Gender Lens Investing in Emerging Markets. Edited by Edward Jackson and Carolina Robino, and supported by Canada’s International Development Research Centre, the articles…(Read more)

She Disrupts: Mentoring Women Social Entrepreneurs in Vietnam

In 2021, Creatella Impact and Women’s Initiative for Startups and Entrepreneurship (WISE) implemented a women’s economic empowerment program in Vietnam that provided mentoring and coaching to accelerate the success of women-oriented social-business startups in Vietnam. The program was supported by Investing in Women (an initiative of the Australian Government), Global Affairs Canada and the GSRD…(Read more)

CAFIID releases 2021 State of Sector Report

On December 1, 2021, the Canada Forum on Impact Investment and Development (CAFIID) launched its 2021 State of the Sector Report.  Among other findings, the report found that Canadian impact investment assets in developing and emerging economies total $3.5 billion, a significant increase over the past three years. The report also examined diversity in the sector,…(Read more)

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…(Read more)

Impact Investing Handbook Authors on Gender Lens Investing

On March 23, 2021, Paul Herman and Nigel Lake hosted an ESGX episode on gender lens investing featuring authors on GLI in the new Global Handbook of Impact Investing edited by Elsa de Morais Sarmento and Paul Herman. The panel for this session included Angelica Rotondaro, Carmen Correa, and Maria Cavalcanti; Kristin Hull, Michael Ngoasong and Richmond Lamptey,…(Read more)