Investing to Address Gender-Based Violence: A Roadmap For Private Investors
Gender-based violence has enormous costs to the people who endure it, but also to society and the economy. In the U.S. alone, the annual cost of lost productivity due to domestic violence is estimated as $727.8 million, with over 7.9 million paid workdays lost each year. A 2018 report found that the total economic costs to the U.S. economy caused by intimate partner violence were a staggering $3 trillion over the victims’ lifetimes.
This guide was developed in partnership between Criterion Institute and Tiedemann Advisors as a tool for those who steward wealth (their own or otherwise) to use their capital and their influence to address this issue. The guide outlines strategies on how to direct investments to address gender-based violence, provides a process for making decisions about leveraging power as a private investor, approaches to complement investments with philanthropy and advocacy strategies, and shares tools to support conversations with investment advisors and asset managers.