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PRESS RELEASE: New report on Gender Lens Impact Funds

PRESS RELEASE: New report on Gender Lens Impact Funds

New impact report on Gender Lens Impact Funds at a Glance

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.

Learn more by downloading the full report now.

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

Discover data from Phenix Capital’s Impact Database, the database of impact investments and impact funds worldwide.

About Phenix Capital Group

Phenix Capital Group is an impact investment consultant that enables institutional investors to make impact investments. Founded in 2012, the company has been dedicated to building a solid knowledge base of the impact investing industry, educating asset owners, and catalysing institutional capital to impact investing.

About the Impact Database

Phenix Capital Group’s Impact Database provides investors with access to and intelligence on the impact fund market opportunities available to them. The Phenix Capital’s Impact Database has been tracking the allocation of capital to impact investing since 2015, and now includes new data sets of outcome-based investable themes mapped against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Impact Database includes a detailed overview of more than 2,200 impact funds. Three main variables are used to construct, monitor and update the dataset: 1) funds considered to have an impact proposition; 2) institutional scale, and 3) target market-rate returns.

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