While investing with a gender lens is still a nascent field, there exists a rich history of scholarship around gender theory and gender-based approaches. This history permeates current dialogues about gender and gendered approaches in a myriad of spaces, including economic development, politics, public health and philanthropy. Investors can and should leverage this wealth of gender knowledge as the field of social investing grows.
In 2011, as part of an initiative launched by Criterion Institute to increase the impact of social investing on the lives of women through applying a gender lens, we compiled this resource to introduce the fundamental concepts of gender theory – and then apply them to investment opportunities using real world examples to bring theory to life.

The Gender Handbook for Investors (WEI Report 2011)


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