Reports and Tools

The following resources have been mentioned by attendees at Gender-Smart Investing Summits and side-events. There are also many, many more resources mentioned in the detailed notes and session descriptions from the 2018 Summit Breakout Sessions.

IFC Moving Towards Gender Balance in Private Equity and Venture Capital

Wharton Social Impact Initiative, Four For Women: A Framework for Evaluating Evaluating Companies’ Impact on the Women They Employ

SPRING Accelerator, Toolkit for Investing in Adolescent Girls and Young Women

World Benchmarking Alliance, Gender Equality and Empowerment Project

FinDev Canada, UNEQUALOPOLIS board game

The Gender Finance Ecosystem Map presents an overview of the multi-faceted field of gender finance. 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, Invest Your Values screening tool, Gender Equality Funds. This 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, Gender Lens Investing: Bending the Arc of Finance for Women & Girls. This report is the 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, published November 2018.

Wharton Social Impact, 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.

Acumen and Unilever, A Lean Data How-to Guide: Understanding Gender Impact. Created with Acumen’s Lean Data team, the toolkit delves into the work of five different programs 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.

IDB Invest, How to Accelerate Gender Lens Investing? A study in partnership with ESADE on the state of the art of gender lens investing in Latin America and the Caribbean.