Investing in Women: From Theory to Practice
To ensure that an investment-ready pipeline of clean cooking companies sets the foundation for an inclusive industry, women must be part of the process. To do so, targeted efforts must be advanced to strengthen the capacity of clean cooking actors, from investors to companies, to understand, see value in, and adopt investing tools and approaches that embed a gender lens. As gender-lens investing (GLI) is at a nascent stage in the clean cooking sector, this session will demonstrate the effectiveness of GLI in other sectors and the value add it can provide to the clean cooking sector. Through a moderated panel discussion with GLI experts, business testimonials from companies who have used GLI tools, and roundtable working groups focused on unpacking GLI approaches, this session will equip participants with practical knowledge and guidance on how GLI principles can enhance businesses as a whole.