For International Women’s Day (IWD) the CD insights Podcast will look at the role of gender lens investing (GLI) to impact SDG5, trends in gender investment, and about how innovative startups are mobilising capital to impact women positively.
We’ll take a dive into why female leadership and representation in development finance is crucial to creating equity in the sector. Discussions will also explore the potential of (GLI) to unlock capital for businesses led by women, and to boost job creation, economic development and GDP – we need to break the biases that exist. This is the theme of this year’s IWD, which we’re celebrating in this special edition of the podcast.
On the line up we have: Guest host Allie Yu, AVP Risk Management, TCX Fund, Amit Bouri, CEO, The GIIN, Janice Kotut and Ingwell Kuil Co-Founders, Sustainable Links and Femke Smeets, Partner at Total Impact Capital.
What is gender lens investing?
(GLI) is an impact investment strategy that deliberately integrates gender analysis into investment analysis and decision-making. It has garnered increased global attention in recent years, as investors seek to bring new dimensions to the nature of their investments.
Which Cardano Development companies are focused on gender lens investing?
Cardano Development is a thriving innovation hub with a number of successful and highly diverse businesses, as well as a very active incubation platform for start-ups. One of our newest companies is Nyala Venture, which aims to increase access to capital for Small and Growing Businesses in sub-Saharan Africa by supporting Alternative Local Capital Providers with a priority for gender lens investing.
About the CD Insights Podcast:
The CD Insights podcast is dedicated to sparking ideas and collaborative conversations with industry-leading experts in finance for development. Through our podcast, we also explore Cardano Development’s role as a local currency financing house. And how it supports its companies with fund management and incubation to transform the financial markets of frontier economies. New episodes of the podcast will be available bi-monthly, you can subscribe to our podcast channel here.