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Financing, technology, sustainability and data to reduce the gender gap

2020 is a crucial year for women and girls, everywhere. We celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. It also marks the five-year milestone of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. This year’s 64th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was deemed

Gender study finds 90% of people are biased against women

A new UN report has found at least 90% of men and women hold some sort of bias against females. The "Gender Social Norms" index analysed biases in areas such as politics and education in 75 countries. Globally, close to 50% of men said they had more right to a job than women. Almost a

These 10 countries are closest to achieving gender equality

Iceland has closed almost 88% of its gender gap and increased its lead over second-ranked Norway. Iceland has once again held on to the top spot in the World Economic Forum's latest Global Gender Gap Index. For 11 consecutive years the Nordic nation, with a population of just over 360,000, has been the frontrunner in the

How gender lens investing is becoming a roaring business trend

When Prince Charles announced a $100 million fund with the aim of reaching thousands of women and girls in South Asia to provide them support in the form of education and professional opportunities in the next five years, the British Asian Trust (BAT) was tasked with playing the role of the investment banker for the

Changing The Status Quo: How Women Are Leading The Charge On Impact Investing

Last week in New York, I had the opportunity to sit down with three incredible women in investment and financial services at the All In Together Women in Financial Services Forum, where we discussed the intersection of social good and impact investing, particularly within the context of gender equality and diversity & inclusion. Although impact investing is

Investing In Gender Equality

January 2018 – Athena Capital Advisors, a privately owned, independent registered investment advisorserving high net worth private clients, foundations and endowments, has released a white paper on investing to achieve gender equality. The paper offers a practitioner’s perspective on gender lens investing and the construction of gender inclusive investment portfolios. Titled, “Investing in Gender Equality,” the paper was

Believe in gender equality? Now you can invest in it

Earlier this year, National Australia Bank raised 500 million Australian dollars ($384 million) from investors keen to promote gender equality at work, and get a healthy return on their cash. It was the country's first gender bond. "It's not often that you see capital markets and diversity come together," said Eva Zileli, head of group