2.9. Gender-Smart Finance

According to the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW):

“Gender-Smart Finance involves learning how to better integrate gender into investment processes to make smarter investments that enhance returns, gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

In the world of work, gender-related risks and opportunities crosscut all industries. However, gender itself is constructed based on a dynamic set of relations between women and men in different contexts.

Investors must therefore ask different questions based on the sector, business model, region, and their own investment thesis.” (Source: ICRW Resource Hub for Gender Smart Investing).

For more information on gender-smart finance broken down by sector, visit ICRW’s gender-smart homepage to explore gender-smart financing in agriculture, off-grid energy, power infrastructure and healthcare: ICRW Resource Hub for Gender Smart Investing.