While gender lens investing continues to grow, analyses of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation are not common in impact or traditional investing. Criterion Institute, in partnership with Dreilinden gGmbH, spent a year researching how to build an investing practice that addresses issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) individuals.
Impact investing in the Pacific is hard enough. If we have to consider gender as well, we have often heard, it will be nearly impossible. The development of Pacific RISE, an initiative of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) seeks to expand impact investing in more than a dozen Pacific Island countries, is