Phenix Capital: Gender Lens Impact Report

Phenix Capital: Gender Lens Impact Report

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Gender equality is seen as the ‘silver bullet’ for development. Looking closely at every single UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) it is clear there is an opportunity to enhance each and every one of them by investing in, and engaging with, women.

At the current rate, it will take an estimated 300 years to end child marriage; 286 years to close gaps in legal protection and remove discriminatory laws; 140 years for women to be represented equally in positions of power and leadership in the workplace; and 47 years to achieve equal representation in national parliaments.

In this month’s profile we talk to Jessica Espinoza, chief executive officer of 2X Global, on how by shifting capital towards opportunities that promote a more equal world achieves other outcomes. Gender lens investing is the integration of gender analysis into a new or existing investment process for better social and financial outcomes.

Report highlights:

  • 36.5% of SDG7 funds have a gender lens
  • 17% of the funds in the Phenix database were gender focused in 2023
  • 35.4% of the Central and South American impact funds have a gender lens
  • 20.3% of the private equity and real asset impact fund universe has adopted a gender lens

Click here to download the report.