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Gender lens investing: Best practices from Canadian practitioners

February 1, 2024 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Kitchener - Doon campus

This session will share gender lens investing (GLI) approaches used by three Kitchener-Waterloo-based organizations, Sarona Asset Management, Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) and Conestoga, who are working across Asia, Africa and Latin America and Canada.

Gender lens investing (GLI) is a subset of impact investing that integrates a gender analysis into investment decision-making in order to advance gender equality. GLI currently has approximately $20 billion under management and continues to gain momentum based on results that demonstrate that supporting women as entrepreneurs, leaders, employees, and consumers will increase gender equity, reduce poverty, and promote more inclusive and robust economic growth.

GLI answers questions such as how we can ensure women receive a greater share of global investment capital and what are the most effective ways to structure this capital in a way that meets the needs of women.

In this session, organizations will share specific examples of what GLI looks like in different contexts to create awareness about this growing field and how it contributes to increased gender equality.


Room 1B18 (Blue Room), Doon Main Building, Kitchener - Doon campus, 299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener, ON


Free parking is available on-site after 4:00 p.m.

To register:

Please register for this session by reserving a spot on the event page

For more information:

For more information, please contact Amanda Di Battista.