Reports and Tools Launched at the Summit
The following new tools and reports were launched at the Summit:
The Systems Map
The Gender Finance Ecosystem Map was launched at the Summit, and presents an overview of the multi-faceted field of gender finance, involving diverse sets of stakeholders across finance, business, government, and civil society. It is an interactive tool intended to facilitate more productive conversations, and catalyse the concerted actions required to shift the system and allow gender finance to break-through at scale.
As You Sow
As You Sow released its fifth Invest Your Values screening tool, Gender Equality Funds. Gender Equality Funds is a free, online tool that enables individual and institutional investors to apply a gender lens to mutual fund and ETF investments.
Veris Wealth Partners
Veris Wealth Partners launched Gender Lens Investing: Bending the Arc of Finance for Women & Girls at the Pre-Summit Intensive. This report is their fifth survey of gender lens investment products that are both publicly available (stocks, bonds, and certificates of deposit) and explicitly support gender balance and equity.
Wharton Social Impact launched Project Sage 2.0, a landscape analysis of structured private equity, venture capital, and private debt vehicles with a gender lens. It is a follow-up to the Project Sage report published in 2017, and assesses the growth and trends in this space from 2017 to 2018.
A Lean Data How-to Guide: Understanding Gender Impact
Acumen and Unilever have partnered to bring a gender lens to impact measurement with a new toolkit designed to better understand how programs and services are affecting women and girls across the globe. Created with Acumen’s Lean Data team, the toolkit, A Lean Data How-to Guide: Understanding Gender Impact, delves into the work of five different programs within Acumen’s portfolio and Unilever’s initiatives to develop a new, highly effective framework that entrepreneurs, impact investors, corporations, donors and philanthropists can use to measure their impact on women and girls.
These are a few of our favourite resources for getting a grounding in gender-smart investing. We will be adding to this list over time as we have a much more extensive library!
We have also featured some relevant content from our speakers and conversation starters within their Breakout Session pages.