We generated a significant dialogue, as well as future collaborations to contribute to accelerate gender equality through social and impact investment.

We are grateful for each of you who made this forum possible and are looking forward to continue working with everyone to ensure an ecosystem where gender equality prevails.

According to the definition of the Gender Lens Investing in Latin America Forum, GLI is “The use of capital to simultaneously generate financial returns and advance gender equality, by integrating a gender analysis into the financial analysis. The main gender lenses are: Access to Capital, Equality in the workplace and Services that positively affect women and girls. ”

WHY GLI FORUM LATAM?

Investment with a gender focus or smart investment with a gender lens is attracting both impact investors and traditional investors.

Over 30 years, Pro Mujer has seen that investing in women generates strong returns, both financial and social. That is why, as part of its commitment to promote gender equality, it seeks to join forces with different actors in the impact sector leading the first edition of the GLI Forum LATAM.

The GLI Forum LATAM was held within the framework of the Latin American Impact Investment Forum (FLII) last February 2020 in Mérida Yucatán.

GOAL
Our goal was to bring together investors, key actors of the impact ecosystem and entrepreneurs in a space of trust to generate an honest and open dialogue that invites the exchange of experiences, good practices and the co-creation of innovative solutions to boost investment with a gender focus in Latin America.

Starting a Conversation by Carmen Correa

GLI Forum LATAM Conclusions Report

El Poder de un Análisis de Genero

Bridging the Gap Report
 

 

 

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.Registration.
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.Breakfast: Gender lens investing for beginners (Carmen Correa).
9:30 – 9:40 a.m.Welcome speech (Martha Herrera).
9:40 – 10:00 a.m.The State of Art (Susana García Robles).
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.Debunking myths about investing with a gender lens: An open, honest conversation about what gender lens means and its impact to solve social issues.
1. Stevie Smyth Valdez (SVX.MX) Health –How to address SRRH from an entrepreneurial perspective?
2. Alejandra Garduño (W.K. Kellogg Foundation): Women Economic Empowerment: catalyst for gender equality.
3. Martha Herrera (CEMEX/ Pacto Mundial): Gender lens for SGDs: the role of the private sector.
4. Myrtille Danse (HIVOS): Gender and climate change. Why women play a key role for sustainability?
5. Mónica Ducoing (ANDE) Landscape report: Impact investing With A Gender Lens In Latin America. Where are the gaps?
6. Fabiola Salman (Dalberg) Gender roles: women are caregivers and men are providers.
7. Juan Pablo Echeverry (Fundación WWB Colombia): Impact investment with gender lens, what are we talking about?
8. Klaudia Gonzalez (Trust for the Americas): How GBV affects investment.
9. Diego Valdivia (Calvert Impact Capital): Why invest with gender lens and is there evidence of its economic benefit?
11:30 – 12:00 a.m.Coffee Break.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.The power of gender assessment.
Myrtille Danse, Director at Hivos Latin America & Caribbean.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.Latin American Pioneers in GSI: lessons from the ground up.

Magali Lamyin -Deetken Impact/ Karla Gallardo -Viwala / Virgilio Barco   ACUMEN /  Susana Garcia Robles – Bid Lab/ Natalia Wills – Pro Mujer (Moderator)

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.Working lunch– Gap analysis: What are the missing pieces in order to go mainstream? Conversation with investors and women entrepreneurs:
Investor: Valentina Echeverry (Alphamundi)
Entrepreneurs: Liza Velarde  (Delee), Daniela Ancira (La Cana)
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.From ideas to action (Carmen Correa)
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.Registration.
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.Breakfast: Gender lens investing for beginners (Carmen Correa – Pro Mujer)
9:30 – 9:40 a.m.Welcome speech (Martha Herrera)
9:40 – 10:00 a.m.The State of Art (Susana García Robles)
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.Debunking myths about investing with a gender lens: An open, honest conversation about what gender lens means and its impact to solve social issues.
1. Stevie Smyth Valdez (SVX.MX) Health –How to address SRRH from an entrepreneurial perspective?
2. Alejandra Garduño (W.K. Kellogg Foundation): Women Economic Empowerment: catalyst for gender equality.
3. Martha Herrera (CEMEX/ Pacto Mundial): Gender lens for SGDs: the role of the private sector.
4. Myrtille Danse (HIVOS): Gender and climate change. Why women play a key role for sustainability?
5. Mónica Ducoing (ANDE) Landscape report: Impact investing With A Gender Lens In Latin America. Where are the gaps?
6. Fabiola Salman (Dalberg) Gender roles: women are caregivers and men are providers.
7. Juan Pablo Echeverry (Fundación WWB Colombia): mpact investment with gender lens, what are we talking about?
8. Klaudia Gonzalez (Trust for the Americas): How GBV affects investment.
9. Diego Valdivia (Calvert Impact Capital): Why invest with gender lens and is there evidence of its economic benefit?
11:30 – 12:00 a.m.Coffee Break
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.The power of gender assessment.
The power of gender assessment.
Myrtille Danse, Director at Hivos Latin America & Caribbean.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.Latin American Pioneers in GSI: lessons from the ground up.
Magali Lamyin -Deetken Impact/ Karla Gallardo -Viwala / Virgilio Barco ACUMEN /Susana Garcia Robles – Bid Lab/ Natalia Wills – Pro Mujer (Moderator)/
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.Working lunch– Gap analysis: What are the missing pieces in order to go mainstream? Conversation with investors and women entrepreneurs:
Investor: Valentina Echeverry (Alphamundi)
Entreprenuer: Liza Velarde (Delee), Daniela Ancira (La Cana)
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.From ideas to action (Carmen Correa).

 





The event took place at Hacienda Tekik de Regil in Merida, Yucatan.

1. Generate an open dialogue: Meaningful conversations about complex problems and how to join efforts to generate innovative and sustainable solutions.
2. Opportunities map: Where are the gaps to advance investment with a gender approach for investors and entrepreneurs?
3. Connection between investors and entrepreneurs who want to move the needle on gender issues.
4. Collaborations with investors who want to understand how to apply a gender approach in their investment analysis.

This is the ideal time to continue generating a common agenda towards gender equality, as well as the potential of investment as an accelerator for this. We look forward to continue creating this kind of spaces and working with you all.

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