British International Investment
27 November 2018

Investing in women is good business

Women are an underserved and underutilised part of our economy, representing an estimated $28 trillion in missed opportunities.

At CDC, we’ve identified how investors can capture the value that women bring to an asset and across the value chain. And how to do so in a way that helps manage and reduce risk, while driving commercial gains.We have identified four key areas to consider across the investment lifecycle:

  • Women’s leadership and diversity at the top.
  • Female talent across the workforce.
  • Supporting women’s access to finance and entrepreneurship.
  • Identifying market opportunities where women are primary purchasers, influencers, users or beneficiaries.

Thinking about gender in this way not only drives value, the impact is good for society too.


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