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Beyond gender-lens: CARE’s new impact fund opts for ‘gender justice’

As impact investors who have launched a new “gender-justice” impact investment fund, CARE wants to make it clear: we seek deep systems change.  CARE— alongside its partners, Bamboo Capital Partners and International Trade Centre’s SheTrades Initiative — have designed the CARE-SheTrades Impact Fund with hopes of moving beyond counting women to tackling root causes of

Surge in funds investing in and for the benefit of women

ImpactAlpha, July 15 – Rising awareness of the value of gender and diversity in business has led to a spike in venture funds led by women, investing in female founders or backing solutions for women. In its latest report, Project Sage, a project of Wharton Social Impact Initiative and Suzanne Biegel, tallies 138 “gender-lens” funds

COVID-recovery financing facilities aim to bridge capital gaps for small and growing businesses

A spate of efforts have arisen to prevent the emerging markets' small businesses sector from collapsing, which would decimate the enterprises, the funds that have backed them, and the impact they're having.

How gender power imbalances put the COVID recovery at risk (podcast)

Power is the thread that connects the surge in gender-based violence during the COVID crisis with violence against people of color, including by police officers. “Power is the issue: inequity and structural inequities that affect people in all sorts of different ways,” Criterion Institute’s Joy Anderson said in an interview on ImpactAlpha’s Returns on Investment