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In case you missed it: Resources from IW’s impact investing partners

News /27 August 2020

Investing in Women (IW) is working to strengthen access to capital for women-led and women-owned enterprises, and to determine why women’s SMEs are often overlooked for investment. Apart from providing operational support and financing, IW also helps impact investors through knowledge and capacity building initiatives. It works with partners in developing resources such as reports, case studies and tool kits that present evidence on the ability of women’s SMEs to deliver good financial and social returns, and guidance on gender lens investing.

Below are resources developed and/or released by IW’s impact investing partners in the third quarter of 2020.

How to invest with a gender lens: A guide for investors in emerging markets

Developed by Value for Women in partnership with Investing in Women, this Gender Lens Investing how-to guide provides practical tools and resources for an investing community that urgently needs to address its diversity and inclusion deficits. Download the guide.


Infographic: The gender lens investing framework

This infographic provides a summary of Value for Women’s How to invest with a gender lens: A guide for Investors in emerging markets, which was published in partnership with Investing in Women. See the infographic. 


Project Sage 3.0: Tracking venture capital, private equity, and private debt with a gender lens

Project Sage tracks the global shape and size of the private markets in gender lens investing. In this 2020 iteration, the report identifies 138 total funds deploying capital with a gender lens. View the report.


Gender lens investing landscape: East and South East Asia

Co-authored by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Catalyst at Large, and SAGANA, this report aims to provide a landscape of gender lens investment (GLI) vehicles in both public and private markets and is intended to be used as a baseline to track the size and state of the market over time. Download the report.


Gender Equality Scorecard Manual

The Gender Equality Scorecard Manual is the collective effort built upon SEAF’s work on the GES, a tool SEAF developed to assess women’s economic empowerment and gender equality within growth-orientated SMEs. The GES Manual provides clear guidance on how to utilise the tool and objectively score a company when assessing its demonstrated commitment to gender equality through six gender equality performance vectors. View the manual.


Saving the Philippine startup ecosystem

In this podcast, James Lette, Executive Director of Manila Angel Investors Network—a partner of Investing in Women in the Philippines—discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Philippine startup ecosystem and on women founders, and outlines a blended finance approach to incentivise investors to back these founders. Listen to the podcast.

Visit the Knowledge Hub for more resources  on Impact Investing.

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