5 March 2024 | News

Investing in Women welcomes GPCA as market building partner

Investing in Women (IW) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Global Private Capital Association (GPCA) to mainstream gender lens investing (GLI) among capital providers and fund managers investing in Southeast Asia.

A non-profit independent membership organisation headquartered in New York and Singapore, GPCA represents private capital investors collectively managing over USD 2 trillion in assets across 130 countries. An early proponent of impact investing, ESG, and climate adaptation, GPCA will leverage its network and position as an industry leader to provide strong examples of successful women-led investments, drive conversations on integrating gender into investment decisions, and educate investors on how to diversify their portfolios by adopting a gender lens.

Gender lens investing (GLI) is an investment strategy where investors incorporate gender considerations throughout the investment process to make investment decisions that lead to better gender equality and economic outcomes. GPCA’s multi-pronged strategy for increasing uptake of GLI among capital providers and fund managers – including “mainstream” and “impact” investors – involves research, peer-to-peer learning, executive workshops, and increased networking opportunities for women in the industry.

To kickstart the partnership, GPCA recently announced the awardees of the IW-funded Global Private Capital Conference Scholarship for Asian Women Investors: Jannie Tsuei of TVM Capital Healthcare (Singapore) and Huong Tran of Monk’s Hill Ventures (Vietnam). As women partners from capital providers with investees in the countries where IW operates, Tsuei and Tran will bring valuable perspectives to the conference, to be held in New York City on 25-27 March 2024.

Since 2016, IW has played a catalytic role in increasing access to capital available to SMEs that support women in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Investing in Women works with Australian Development Investments and with impact investors and their networks, as well as international and regional organisations to address the constraints women entrepreneurs face in accessing capital.

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