This report assesses key features of frontier finance impact investments and finds significant opportunity for making an impact in this sector.
This short guide outlines tips for how to apply a gender and inclusion lens while developing and reviewing communications materials. The intention is to provide basic guidance to a group of impact investors working as part of the “Investing in Women” initiative supported by Australian Aid’s DFAT program. It aims to serve as a ...
The third State of the World’s Fathers report reveals new research on men’s caregiving from 11 countries, with additional cross-country analysis of data from over 30 countries.
The business case for paternity leave is also compelling. The benefits of paternity leave extend to parents, children and business.
This report shows that gender diversity is a smart business strategy: the lack of gender diversity may act as a barrier to enhanced business performance.
This report delivers new insights into the role of gender in brand strategy, creative response and media targeting, and includes analysis of consumer responses to tens of thousands of brands, campaigns and ads, as well as a global survey of marketers.
This report explores the link between financial returns and gender diversity; the lack of women in the industry; and steps needed to achieve gender balance.
Catalytic Capital for Women’s Economic Empowerment: Report of the External Review of Component 2 of the Investing in Women Initiative
This report summarises the findings and recommendations of the external review of Component 2 (C2) on impact investing of the Investing in Women Initiative (IW) funded by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
This updated Investment Design Document for Investing in Women reflects the opportunities and constraints of the evolving operational environments; the policy and budgetary settings of the Australian Government; and the lessons from Phase 1 implementation as identified through an independent Review process.
This report portrays the urgency of the changes that the world of work is facing, and provides ideas on how to manage and leverage these transformations. It considers how to strengthen democratic space for social dialogue and how business models can be better aligned with a human-centred agenda.
This report benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, education, health and political criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income groups.
This toolkit for gender lens investing supports the design of an investment strategy with considerations for how gender dynamics might present risks and opportunities. It provides a framework to consider building a gender lens into new or existing strategies.
This report examines the situation of women in Asia and the Pacific and analyses progress and obstacles in terms of gender equality in the world of work.
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of impact investing activity and trends between 2007 and 2017 in 11 countries: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
This report takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work and its relationship with the changing world of work. A key focus is the persistent gender inequalities in households and the labour market, which are inextricably linked with care work.
This report takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work in Asia and the Pacific and its relationship with the changing world of work. A key focus is the persistent gender inequalities in households and the labour market, which are inextricably linked with care work.
This report from the McKinsey Global Institute explores the challenge of gender inequality in Asia Pacific and considers what it will take to deliver gender parity in the region.
This report provides an overview of the gender pay gap in Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand, drawing on a number of recent studies.
The article provides an overview of McKinsey’s research in the last 10 years on women in the workplace. It presents a strong business case for gender equality while also presenting the many barriers that have been preventing progress.
This report presents key findings of interventions promoting small and medium enterprises as a means to create more and better jobs.
This report offers guidance on how to integrate gender-responsive approaches into APEC Fora, Strategic and Work Plans, Annual Reports and Projects. It complements the principles outlined in the 1999 Framework for the Integration of Women in APEC.
This report discusses some of the issues and policies relating to skills development and labour markets in the APEC region. It analyses how economic changes can contribute to structural unemployment, and what can be done to mitigate the impacts of these changes.
The report benchmarks 144 countries on their progress towards gender parity and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income groups.
This report analyses the policy landscape, identifies gaps, and proposes recommendations to advance the role of women in the labour market, as entrepreneurs and business owners, presenting best practice examples from both the ASEAN region and the OECD.
This report analyses interviews with executives from over 25 prominent companies in Southeast Asia to understand their perspectives on diversity, the obstacles they have faced, and the effectiveness of activities they have launched to increase gender diversity across their organisations.
This report undertakes a review of the literature on entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur, with a focus on understanding how levels of economic development and gender differences impact entrepreneurship.
This report presents a global overview of trends related to equal caregiving and provides a synthesis of global data sources on related topics including unpaid care work, sexual and reproductive health and rights, maternal health, men’s violence against women, and child development.
This report examines the global and regional labour market trends and gaps, including in labour force participation rates, unemployment rates, employment status as well as sectoral and occupational segregation.
This report concentrates on the significance given to female entrepreneurship in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam, and on the policies pursued to promote it.
This report provides an overview of the state of feminism and gender equality around the world based on survey results from across 24 countries.
This report surveys the role of women in business and considers the issue of risk and reward. The report explores the different ways in which men and women see risk and opportunity, and how they act differently as a result.
This report provides a first-ever account of global attitudes and perceptions of women and men regarding women and work, based on the 2016 Gallup World Poll.
This report reviews the key issues, policy mechanisms and international evidence with respect to closing the gender pay gap. The core focus is on wage setting institutions and their impact on inclusive and gender equitable labour markets.
This report explores the link that exists between diversity and improved business performance, and the measures the progress made on structural changes and development of women talent.
This report examines the extent to which men and women have adopted and embraced digital technologies, and the influence that has had on their education, employment and advancement.
This report provides the latest data on women’s position in labour markets, examines the factors behind these trends and explores the policy drivers for transformative change.
The “Gender Pension-Gap” in the Aging Societies of East Asia: A Policy Note from the East Asia and Pacific Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality
This report presents findings from a review of pension policies and their gender dimensions in eight countries of the East Asia region where the aging of the population is already advanced or expected to accelerate in coming years.
This report brings together the most recent statistics, trends and information on the situation of women in business and management in order to provide insight into practicalities, realities and understandings of companies in the Asia-Pacific region.
This report looks into the complex and varied causes behind the gap in economic empowerment between males and females across Asia and the Pacific, then analyses the available evidence for its implications to economic growth.
This report provides a detailed review of the issues, theory and evidences around the pay gap between mothers and non-mothers, and between mothers and fathers. The motherhood pay gap is distinct from the gender pay gap, which measures the pay gap between all women and all men in the workforce.
This report brings together available data and statistics to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date and global picture of women in the business world and in management positions.
This report ranks 108 countries according to the level of discrimination against women and girls in social institutions and gives examples of the correlations between discriminatory social institutions and key development outcomes.
This report looks into the relationship between the level of and company financial performance based on financial data and leadership demographics from hundreds of organisations and thousands of executives in the United Kingdom, Canada, Latin America, and the United States.
This review provides a detailed analysis of the key international literature on the outcomes of maternity protection in small and medium-sized enterprises, and addresses how maternity protection in SMEs can generate positive outcomes for enterprises as well as broader society.
This is the 2nd edition in a series of reports exploring the difficulties around raising capital for women’s small to medium enterprises, and the role that impact investing can play in achieving women’s economic empowerment.
The 1st in a series, this publication focuses on Ernst and Young’s (EY)’s commentary on topics such as tailoring finance for women led or owned SMEs (women’s SMEs) and differences in investment models; and consideration as to which model maybe preferable for women’s SMEs.
This report examines the impact of gender diversity on corporate performance. It uses a global dataset of firms to analyse this correlation.
A look at the #GenderPayGap history from the International Labour Organization! #ItStartswithEqual #InvestinWomen
The gender gap in employment: What’s holding women back? Around the world, finding a job is much tougher for women than it is for men. When women are employed, they tend to work in low-quality jobs in vulnerable conditions, and there is little improvement forecast in the near future. Explore this InfoStory to get ...
I recently came across a very thoughtful read by Citi Group titled “Women in the Economy II”. It is a follow up to a previous report, “Women in the Economy: Global Growth Generators” published in 2015. The report made the case for gender equity from an economic perspective and concluded that “significant but achievable reductions in ...
This report provides a framework for monitoring Investing in Women’s contribution to the goal of accelerating women’s economic empowerment in Southeast Asia and contributing to inclusive economic growth.
This report explores the degree to which individual directors are sitting on multiple corporate boards in Vietnam, and the impact this has on the gender diversity of the country’s business sector.
This report analyses aid flows to Southeast Asia, and the degree to which overseas development funding is spent on projects promoting women’s economic empowerment.
This report examines the nature of women’s entrepreneurship, and the characteristics and challenges that are specific to women entrepreneurs.
This report highlights key research findings on gender diversity in corporate governance, and explores opportunities to improve women’s participation on boards.
This report explores key concepts around gender equality and empowerment, emphasising the dual importance of gender equality policies and an enabling institutional environment.