To download the State of the Field of Gender Lens Investing report, please click on the cover photo above.

The State of the Field of Gender Lens Investing report was published in October 2015. This groundbreaking piece of research culminated from Criterion’s many years of field building and relationship cultivation through sixteen innovative Convergence gatherings.  The report narrates the history of Gender Lens Investing, offers several strategic road maps for the future, and names in the bibliography many organizations that are doing this work.

A generous grant from the Wallace Global Fund allowed Criterion to research, publish, and amplify  this report through a Summit in Washington, D.C. in April 2016.

We invite you to read the report and explore the associated pages. For questions or comments, please reach out to us at



At its core, gender lens investing incorporates a gender analysis into financial analysis in order to get to better outcomes. Through the creation of financial products and vehicles that reflect an understanding of the gendered nature of our world, innovators within the field of gender lens investing have created a new set of investment opportunities. – The State of the Field of Gender Lens Investing


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