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It's time

The world’s first global Gender-Smart Investing Summit, supported by an extraordinary group of champions of the gender-smart investing movement, was an opportunity for leaders and changemakers from a range of disciplines and regions to collaborate. Some joined with a primary focus on gender equality, some approach this with the power of women making markets; or some with a commitment first around climate change, economic opportunity, education, health, human rights, or other issues. If you are gender-smart and getting smarter in how and where you invest, you may have joined us.

This invite-only forum brought together 300 thought leaders and game changers from a range of backgrounds to drive collaborative dialogue and leverage our collective capacity to unlock barriers to deploying capital in a gender-smart way. We share a common belief that together, we can spark real and lasting change, move more global capital, more strategically, with a gender lens, and make a greater impact on the world.

Participants came with an open mind and a commitment to action, and were prepared to challenge and be challenged. The Summit launched as the platform to amplify individual and organisational commitments to deploying gender-smart capital, forging partnerships, unlocking barriers, pooling resources, and driving action.

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