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A Roadmap for Australian investors: How to invest to achieve gender equity, racial equity, diversity and inclusion

Impact Investing Australia Capital Human

2022

Australia

Report/Paper

Impact Investing

A Roadmap for Australian investors: How to invest to achieve gender equity, racial equity, diversity and inclusion

A Roadmap for Australian investors: How to invest to achieve gender equity, racial equity, diversity and inclusion

Investors can play a vital role in achieving gender equity, racial equity, diversity and inclusion outcomes. Investing to achieve these goals presents investors with opportunities to improve their investment performance while uncovering investment opportunities and minimising risks. There is also growing trend of investors adopting a gender lens within their organisations, investing process and through their influence.

Created by Capital Human and Impact Investing Australia (IIA), A roadmap for Australian investors: How to invest to achieve gender equity, racial equity, diversity and inclusion details how to invest to achieve gender equity, racial equity, diversity and inclusion outcomes by investing in and from Australia. It serves as a tool for investors to determine opportunities and implement initiatives that help achieve gender equity, racial equity, diversity and inclusion outcomes, and improve organisational levels and investment performance and mitigate risks.

This guide includes different roadmaps that are unique and tailored to investor type, the stage in their journey and asset class. The roadmaps also integrate gender and racial equity and other forms of social equity, ensuring that they address different and often intersecting forms of discrimination and disadvantages.

Moreover, this guide is framed using the 3i Framework, designed to connect the core elements of a company’s internal operations, investment process and influence on system. It aims to promote an integrated approach for investors considering gender and racial equity and the outcomes for their people, policies and processes.

The approaches in the roadmaps can also be implemented individually, sequentially or in combination under the 3i Framework. While some are interconnected, generally, investors can select strategies aligned with their operations and investment approaches and select those that may extend work already progressed in gender equity, racial equity, diversity and inclusion.

Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Gender Lens Investing and why should you care?
    • What is Gender Lens Investing?
    • Intersectionality
    • Business Case
  • Part 2: Current landscape, best practice and pathways for change
  • Part 3: Roadmaps to Gender Lens Investing
    • Asset Owners
    • Fund Managers
    • Wealth Managers
    • Family Offices and Foundations
    • Structures and systems

This report was originally published on the Impact Investing Australia website.

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