The business case for gender-lens investing

How investors can drive performance in their investments and advance gender equality

Project or report lab
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
13:30 to 14:45

The business case for gender-lens investing will be presented, as well as practical approaches and tools investors can apply to close the gender gap through their investments. A discussion of the benefits of including a gender focus into investment strategies will also present key learnings from Women's World Banking's first gender-lens investment fund, WWB Capital Partners. Practical tools to integrate a gender-focus into investment decision-making and portfolio management will be introduced. An interactive discussion of key barriers that women face as employees and customers will follow, as well as a practical overview of tools that enable investors to assess risks, identify opportunities and influence portfolio companies to improve performance on gender metrics. 

Organised by


Mary Ellen Iskenderian
President and CEO
Women's World Banking
Teodora Nenova
Steward Redqueen
Ineke Bussemaker
Board Member
Women's World Banking
Milena Messori
Head of Division
European Investment Bank
Antti Karhunen
Head of Unit
European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development