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Investing in Women Case Study Series: Root Capital

Investing in Women Ernst & Young

2019

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Investing in Women Case Study Series: Root Capital

Investing in Women Case Study Series: Root Capital

In order to increase funding for women’s SMEs, Investing in Women (IW) is working with four reputable global impact investors with ties in South East Asia: Capital 4 Development Partners, Patamar Capital, Root Capital and the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds.

This case study is part of a series of case studies detailing IW’s blended finance structures with these partners.  It highlights their achievements and discusses key learnings in mobilising more capital for women’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In particular, this document provides an overview of IW’s partnership with Root Capital.

Root Capital is a US based non-profit global impact investment manager and accelerator of small and growing agricultural enterprises in Africa, Latin America and South East Asia that provides loans and advisory services to investee companies. As a pioneering agricultural gender-lens investor, Root Capital prioritises opportunities to target SMEs that engage women as enterprise leaders, employees and farmers.

Table of Contents

  • IW – innovative blended finance structure with Root Capital
  • Investment activity to date
  • Gender Lens Action Plan
  • Root Capital Gender Lens investing – Key learnings to date
  • IW’s key insights on gender lens investing
  • EY insights on gender lens investing
  • Investing in Women’s achievements to date
  • EY as Advisor to IW
  • Contacts
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