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Ernst and young brings the knowledge necessary to support the Impact Investing Work of Investing in Women.

Strategic Advise – Strategic advice and support to Investing in Women to effectively enter the market and promote capital flows to women’s SMEs in order to build a business case for gender lens investing. Further EY provides on going advice regarding future strategic direction and future opportunities that may be pursued

Market Study – Impact investing market study identifying roles and investment appetite across key market participants including development banks, investment banks, fund managers, super funds, social impact investors, and philanthropists.

Roadshow – Conducted roadshows to a range of impact investors based In Australia, Europe, South East Asia and US to form strategic partnerships with Investing in Women

Evaluation Proponents – Designed and drafted tender process and documentation and undertook evaluation of each candidate on willingness and capacity to achieve Investing in Women’s theory of change

Due Diligence & Financial Assessment – Performed desktop analysis of financial capacity, investor/stakeholder, references, negative media, and prohibited persons/entity

Recommend Partners – Established the evaluation criteria based on targeted impact philosophy and the theory of change, in order to rank and recommend those likely to optimise Investing in Women funding and meet strategic focus of leveraging and maximising funding to women’s SMEs

Legal Advice – Advised on partnership structures, funding allocation and legal negotiations

Market Builder – EY provides ongoing strategic advice to Investing in Women and actively promotes gender lens investing by meeting global market players and participating in Impact Investing Conferences and networks.

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