Impact Investors Turn to Women-Run Businesses in the PhilippinesMedia Coverage /05 April 2018
Women in the Philippines have often struggled to get loans from banks to start their social enterprises. But impact investors around the world are stepping up to fill that gap.
James Soukamneuth is the impact investing partnership director at Investing in Women, a gender lens investing initiative launched by the Australian government in 2016. Soukamneuth says the private investors now entering the Philippines are essential to the development of the economy.
“Until we ensure women can access the same opportunities as men in senior management or in running their own businesses, our economies will continue to perform below their potential,” Soukamneuth said.
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