Our October 2010 “Landscape of Social Investing in Women: A Map of Opportunities, Challenges and Returns”: this research really prompted Women Effect Investments to pinpoint the need to build a field to support the development of a robust landscape of vehicles. The landscape also builds context on the social capital markets.
We are at a moment of great growth and innovation in the social capital markets, as we begin to apply investment capital toward solving some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems while also generating financial returns for investors. A critical component of the first phase of Women Effects Investments has been to map where we currently leverage the capital markets to meet the needs of women and girls, with a focus on intermediaries targeting retail and institutional investors. The opportunities and challenges we uncover will guide individual investors as well as shape our efforts to develop the full potential of capital markets to positively impact women.

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