Ibec Global discussion on Gender-Smart Investing

September 29, 2021

Gender-smart investing has gained significant traction in recent years and the field is growing rapidly in size and impact. This is in part due to the many positive financial, innovation, social and business benefits of the approach. Some commentators suggest that investors risk “leaving money on the table” when they fail to consider gender. As such gender lens investing is becoming widely understood as just good investing. 

At the same time we are also seeing a rise in women’s wealth, female entrepreneurship and a previously unseen level of wealth transfer intergenerationally. However, gaps in funding and pay levels are stalling the progress of women in both fulfilling their potential and boosting global GDP.

This event, the second in the Ibec Global Leadership in Action Series, featured international thought leaders and an interactive, frank and modern discussion on gender smart investing. If a company is not focused on gender diversity and its economic impact, does it really understand the needs of its customers? Gender diversity intersects with a range of global issues and acts as a risk-management indicator for investments.

 

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