Gender Lens Investing
A report from V.E, a Moody’s affiliate, explores the rising trend of Gender Lens Investing Gender inequalities are deeply-rooted within our socioeconomic systems. As well as impacting individual human rights, structural gender inequalities have negative economic impacts.
Gender inequalities are deeply-rooted within our socioeconomic systems. As well as impacting individual human rights, structural gender inequalities have negative economic impacts. The World Bank estimates around USD 160.2 trillion is lost annually in human capital wealth as a result of these issues.
The COVID19 pandemic is further widening the poverty gap between men and women.
New research from United Nations indicates that by 2021 around 435 million women and girls will be living on less than USD 1.90 a day, including 47 million pushed into poverty directly as a result of COVID-193 . Gender equality is a key component of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While SDG 5 is specifically focused on “Gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”, more than half of the other SDGs have dedicated gender dimensions with measurable indicators integrated within them. In this context, the redirection of capital in favour of gender focused initiatives is increasingly recognised as a critical step in converting goals into progress. In this 5 minute read, we look at the rising trend of “Gender Lens Investing” (GLI)
Read the full paper here.