3 April 2020 | Media Coverage

Gender Smart Investing: the US$4.5t opportunity Singapore can leverage

In its report on Investing in Women, the IFC presents quantitative evidence of the rewards. In Indonesia, ECOM Agroindustrial Corp.– one of the world’s largest coffee traders – boosted productivity by 131% by developing gender-specific training after identifying knowledge gaps between men and women as a key barrier to growth.

To accelerate progress, we are partnering with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Investing in Women and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on a series of gender initiatives. These partnerships will be announced at our Annual Conference in June, Singapore.

Secondly, investors need practical guidance to meaningfully integrate a gender lens into their decision-making criteria.

Investing in Women, an initiative of the Australian Government, maps out considerations for investors to build a gender lens into new or existing strategies.

Batra,, N.S. (2020, March 16). Gender Smart Investing: the US$4.5t opportunity Singapore can leverage. Singapore Business Review. Retrieved from https://sbr.com.sg/economy/commentary/gender-smart-investing-us45t-opportunity-singapore-can-leverage#

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