8 March 2024 | News

Investing in Women partners with Propelevate to mainstream GLI

Investing in Women (IW) is pleased to welcome Propelevate as a partner to mainstream gender lens investing (GLI) in Southeast Asia.

Propelevate is a boutique consulting firm that supports changemakers working at the intersection of the private sector and social impact in diverse global contexts.

The firm aims to move mainstream and impact investors towards adoption of GLI, an investing strategy which incorporates gender considerations throughout the investment process to make investment decisions that lead to better gender equality and economic outcomes.

Propelevate will deliver a GLI Learning Strategy for capital providers, drawing on its experience developing a Gender Equality Scorecard to assess evidence of businesses’ actions to support gender equity.

In the coming months, Propelevate will also develop tailored business cases. These businesses cases will aim to not only showcase the positive returns of adopting a gender lens throughout the investment process but also make clear how actions taken by businesses that disproportionately benefit women result in positive returns. Propelevate will also engage investors to co-design tools and services that can be used to support their GLI journey.

Through its Gender Lens Investing workstream, IW is working to create more demand for funds that are investing with a gender lens by engaging capital providers. IW also works with local impact investors to test innovative financial solutions for small but growing women-owned or led businesses and continues to deploy capital to funds that have adopted a gender lens through the IW Fund, in partnership with Australian Development Investments.

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