Women, Wealth, and ImpactSubmitted by Goodfunds Wealth Management-->Natural Investments, LLC on January 25th, 2016
"The business case for gender diversity continues to be top of mind for companies and investors as we begin a new year. New studies have further enhanced the economic argument for advancing women in leadership, including McKinsey's Women Matter series, which reported that embracing gender equality could add $12 – $28 trillion in global GDP growth. We think that gender equality in the workplace, and pay equity in particular, will be a focal point in 2016." --Sallie Krawcheck, Chair of Pax Ellevate Global Women's Index Fund
After attending Town Hall's Womenomics and a private dinner with Gender Lens expert Jackie Vanderburg of US Trust, Goodfunds associate Anna Choi discussed future trends regarding gender lens investing.
Our partners at Trillium recently came out with a report (see link below) indicating how:
Increasing numbers of investors today, particularly in the sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investing field, are embracing “gender lens investing,” the use of gender as a category of analysis in investment decision-making.1 Motivations and methods for gender lens investing vary widely, ranging from philanthropic and mission-related investors seeking greater alignment between their investments and their programmatic work related to women and gender to asset managers recognizing opportunities associated with women’s empowerment. New financial products and funds are being created and customized to focus on gender-related themes, while many SRI investors are increasingly making gender a more explicit criterion within broader approaches to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis and impact investing.2
Get the latest research on the rise of gender investing:
Investing for Positive Impact on Women - Trillium Asset Management, November 2015
A CEO's Guide to Gender Equality - McKinsey & Consulting, November 2015
Also, Goodfunds will be speaking on topics of women, wealth, and impact in honor of International Women's Day March 8th, 2016.
Please save the date for the following events!
Women, Wealth, and Impact
Tuesday March 8, 6:30-8:30 @ GlassyBaby Studio
Special Guest: Lena Meyers, Founder of Six Degrees of GratitudeTM: Global Impact That Starts With You
Transformational Life Coach and Workshop Facilitator
Hosted by Goodfunds, Sponsored by Calvert Investments
Creativity Symposium: Vulnerability
Saturday March 5, 10:00am-4:00pm @ Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center
Keynote Speakers: Sarah Bird, CEO of MOZ & Jane Park, CEO of Julep
Breakout workshop speakers include Eric Smith (Women & SRI), Karina Miller (Emotions in the Workplace), and Anne Tipper (The Top 6 Pitfalls of the Entrepreneur)
We hope you will join us in March!
1 Criterion Institute, “What Is Gender Lens Investing?” (Re)Value Gender and the Women Effect Investments Initiative.
2 Trillium Asset Management, Nov 2015 Investing for Positive Impact on Women