Impact in Action

Leading Investors and Intermediaries in Gender Lens Investing

Our members tell us that the best ways to begin exploring gender lens investing (GLI) are to connect directly to other foundations doing this work. Here’s a partial and growing list of leaders in the MIE network and beyond who are spearheading powerful work in GLI.
 

Foundations

Linked Foundation promotes and invests in solutions that improve the health and economic self-reliance of women and their families in latin america and the united states.
 
Dallas Women's Foundation invests in women and girls and empowers women's philanthropy to build a better world.
 
Forsythia Foundation deploys capital in all forms—grants, corpus investments, intellectual capital, and staff engagement—to promote a healthier population and planet by reducing harmful chemicals in our everyday lives. 
 
InFaith Community Foundation's WomenInvest portfolio is invested to provide maximum support to charities through investments that do well when women do well by addressing factors that perpetuate violence against women.
 
Packard Foundation is committed to promoting reproductive health and rights, with a focus on high quality information and services. 
 
Tara Health Foundation aims to improve the health and well-being of women and girls through the creative use of philanthropic capital.
 
Wallace Global Fund has committed to carving out at least 5% of our portfolio for “high impact investments”—direct investments that have the potential to make meaningful change for people and communities—with three areas of focus: Africa, sustainable technology, and women’s rights.
 
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota invests in innovative community-based, community-led solutions to ensure equal opportunity and pathways to economic security for girls, women, and families across Minnesota.
 
Women’s Funding Network is the largest philanthropic network in the world devoted to women and girls with more than 100 women’s funds and foundations.
 

Intermediaries

 

Knowledge Centers

Criterion Institute has an extensive body of research aiming to build bridges between women’s organizations and the world of finance.
 
Equileap is a research organization on gender equality in the workplace, with a mission to accelerate change, by evaluating public companies on gender equality criteria and making data, rankings and tools available to companies and investors. 
 
Wharton Social Impact Initiative includes a growing list of resources, including gender lens investing in private and public equity.
 
Women Effect is home for insights about gender lens investing, which will soon be re-launched as a part of the Wharton Social impact initiative at Wharton Business School
 

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