Mining Data for Gender Insights: Unlocking Opportunities and Mitigating Risks in Your Portfolio

Friday, 2 nOVEMBER

11:15-12:30PM

Location: ulster

 

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Moderator: Tara Murphy-Forde, Global Partnerships

Conversation Starters:

Raya Papp, Challenger 88

Tim Radjy, AlphaMundi

Judith Rosenbrand, DGGF

Session Description:

Are you looking to analyze overlooked value and reduce risks by better understanding the role of gender in your portfolio? Join us as we unpack the experiences and learnings of leading investors and advisors who are doing just that. Through case study discussions, we will familiarise ourselves with emerging data, tools, and practices that inform gender analysis. Participants will leave the session with practical approaches to conducting gender diagnostics on their portfolio.

Bios:

 Tara Murphy-Forde

Tara Murphy-Forde

 Raya Papp

Raya Papp

 Tim Radjy

Tim Radjy

 Judith Rosenbrand

Judith Rosenbrand

Tara Murphy-Forde leads Global Partnership’s efforts to define, measure, and strengthen the impact of its investments. In this capacity she oversees the qualitative and quantitative methods, tools, and processes used to identify high impact opportunities and...

...cultivate learnings from the existing portfolio. She joined Global Partnerships (GP) in January 2009. Prior to her role on the Research and Impact Team, Tara spent five years on GP’s Social Investment Team where she was responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of Fund performance. Her approach to impact investing is informed by academic, professional, and entrepreneurial experience addressing the issues of poverty, gender and conflict. As a Fulbright Scholar, Tara researched the gender-differentiated effects of the armed conflict in Colombia and was part of a start-up tackling the socio-economic reintegration of displaced families. In addition to her time in Colombia, Tara has lived and studied in Cuba and Northern Ireland. Tara holds a B.A. in political science from Vassar College and a certificate in executive leadership from the Albers School of Business at Seattle University.

Raya Papp is is Co- Founder of Impact Investing advisory firm, Challenger88, where she advises family offices and foundation trustees around the world on how to shift 100% of their assets into impact investments, often with a gender lens. She has...

...implemented gender and diversity in the firm’s due diligence and portfolio management processes and has launched a sister company, C88Talent to assist growing Impact companies is sourcing and managing excellent talent with a focus on diversity and inclusion. Before starting her own firm, Raya lived in Singapore for 10 years where she ran the impact investment portfolio for the Princely Family of Liechtenstein the private bank, LGT. Raya has held senior corporate finance roles with Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Thomson Reuters. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Systems Engineering degree from the University of Virginia.

Tim Radjy is the Founder of and Managing Partner of AlphaMundi, based in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also the Manager of AlphaMundi's impact debt fund SocialAlpha-Bastion since 2009, and a Board member of the AlphaMundi Foundation. Over the last decade, AlphaMundi has...

...facilitated more than USD 40M in 30 social businesses in Latin America and Africa, across Microfinance, Agriculture and Energy, with consistently positive returns for its investors and an impact on 10 million beneficiaries, mostly in rural areas, integrating a Gender Lens since 2017. Tim previously worked at MSCI, then UBS Wealth Management where he became a founding member of UBS Philanthropy Services for UHNWI clients. He also spent time in Bolivia, assessing microfinance programs on behalf of the Swiss Development Agency. Tim holds an MA in Political Science from the University of Geneva and a Private Banking Diploma from UBS, and is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

Judith Rosenbrand is Project Manager at Triple Jump, where she works on the Seed Capital and Business Development Facility (SCBD) under the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF). The Dutch Good Growth Fund is a fund-of-fund mandate, aimed at...

...increasing local SMEs’ access to finance in emerging markets. At the DGGF SCBD Facility Judith looks at players in the early-stage SME space, such as investment funds, accelerators and angel networks. She is also engaged in the provision of non-financial support (technical assistance) to established financial intermediaries, such as funds and MFIs. Prior to joining Triple Jump, Judith worked in donor-funded international development. As a consultant at Ecorys and later at Ernst & Young, she worked on development projects in the field of social, education and employment policy, with a focus on Eastern Europe and Turkey. Judith holds a bachelor in International Business Administration and a MSc in Strategic Management.