Women effect investing, or gender lens investing, is about learning to see gender in your portfolio as a way of maximising financial and social returns.
We want gender lens investing to become a standard way to view an investment or a portfolio. Twenty years ago socially responsible investing was new; now, using ESG factors in investment is standard. That’s the direction in which gender lens investing is headed.
This is a new field and it’s evolving; a complete set of tools and approaches for this work has not yet been developed. However, we've put together a 101 starter kit of research, papers and primers for anyone who wants to learn more.
the women effect story
Women Effect was a pilot initiative in 2015/2016, fiscally sponsored by Criterion Institute, which has now come to an end.
Regularly meeting at events helps those moving their capital with a gender lens to accelerate ideas into action.