#14 How Gender Lens Investing is Transforming the Investment Landscape
The popularity of gender lens investing is rising rapidly. The landscape is constantly evolving, with regular new developments transforming the investment landscape. And at PIDG we’re actively shaping this evolution through innovative approaches and collaborations. Much has changed since our last episode on International Women’s Day, when we announced the PIDG Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) Action. Here we expand on that discussion and find out how the GEDI has been received.
In this episode we discover why gender lens investing is both a moral imperative and strategic necessity in a world striving for a more sustainable future. We learn why issues of gender and climate are so closely linked, and how organisations should be approaching both. And we discuss the impact of PIDG’s collaboration with 2X Global and how this partnership has enhanced its gender lens investing strategies.
Tune in for actionable advice from:
- Celia Carbajosa, PIDG’s senior advisor on Sustainable Development Impact (SDI)
- Betsy Ambler, Grant and Impact Advisor, GuarantCo
- Thomas Foreman, senior SDI advisor, GuarantCo
Your host is Marcel Klebba, communications manager at PIDG.
To find out more about PIDG’s approach to gender lens investing, visit our website.
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Welcome to the first episode of Increasing Risk Tolerance to Drive Impact – a podcast series from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a Private Infrastructure Development Group company – exploring ways to develop transformative infrastructure in underserved geographies across Africa.
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