The resources below, represent a collection of notable resources on gender lens investing published in 2015.
Criterion Institute’s president, Joy Anderson, and Katherine Miles authored the State of the Field of Gender Lens Investing report documenting a comprehensive history of the field and strategies for the road ahead. Here are a few articles that have been written about the report’s impact:
The Potential of Gender Lens Investing – by Susan Gibbs on Impact Alpha’s Gender Lens
Impact investing: due diligence with a gender lens – or, Where the women and girls are – by Suzanne Biegel on Clearly So
5 Powerful Ways to Use Your Purse to Help Women and Girls – by Geri Stengel on Forbes
Stranded No More – by Luisamaria Ruiz Carlile, on the Veris Wealth Partners Blog
Why the World Must Invest in Women Now – by Randall Kempner in Financial Times
USAID and Criterion engaged 200 leaders working on gender lens investing in Asia and summarized the results of those conversations in The State of the Field of Gender Lens Investing in Asia. You can read more about our time in Asia in this Unreasonable Institute blog series.
With the help of Suzanne Biegel of Women Effect we’ve also updated our whitepaper about upgrading your due diligence with a gender lens to help you add gender analysis to your financial analysis
Veris Wealth Partners published a report entitled Women-Wealth-and-Impact it outlines strategies for shifting the flow of wealth and power to women.
Trillium Asset Management published a report entitled Investing for Positive Impact on Women that is meant to be framework for investors to maximize theirsocial and environmental impact across their portfolios.
Jacki Zehner did a big update on her master resource on Women and Girls in September
Investing to Advance Women: A Guide for Individual & Institutional Investors was published by the US SIF Foundation. This guide highlights investment vehicles and strategies, including shareholder engagement, in which investors can participate to increase economic opportunities for women in the United States and around the world. The guide reviews options across a range of asset classes and vehicles, including stocks, mutual funds, fixed income and cash instruments.
Taking Steps to Advance Diversity & Inclusion in the Sustainable and Responsible Investment Industryis a toolkit published by the US SIF Foundation.
Diversity website – This website provides resources that include guidelines and references on how to build a diverse workforce and corporate culture, including presentations, articles, job boards and organizations.
Helpful articles about gender lens investing in Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)
Mapping the Innovation Terrain for Gender Equality – Dec 3rd
Investing in Women – Oct 7th
The Rise of Gender Capitalism (even though it is not 2015, it’s a good one) July 2014
This New York Times article: With an Eye to Impact, Investing through a Gender Lens
Green Money’s entire April 2015 issue: Women and Investing And Wealth!