Return on Equality: Gender Lens Investing Roundtable

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
BNY Mellon New York City, NY
United States

Please join BNY Mellon and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation at an invite-only roundtable and reception for senior leaders to discuss the path of innovation for gender-lens investing.

Women’s economic empowerment and gender equality are increasingly important considerations for both individual and institutional investors. In addition to the moral imperative of closing the gender gap, the potential market impact is substantial.

A recent report from BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation finds that achieving parity across products and services in just five sample sectors—water, contraception, telecommunications, energy, and child care—could unlock a market of more than US $300 billion in incremental annual spending by 2025.

We invite you to this workshop to:

  • Brainstorm opportunities and challenges for companies  as they consider gender in product development and service delivery;
  • Share best practices for developing and marketing products and services that improve the lives of women and girls;
  • Pressure test possible metrics that can guide investors and other stakeholders in evaluating a product’s impact in women’s lives;
  • Explore synergies and partnership opportunities to drive thought leadership in this area following the discussion.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Shamarukh Mohiuddin.