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Finance as a Tool to Address Gender-Based Violence

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The Difference Incubator (TDi)

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Gender-based violence is an epidemic affecting 1 in 3 women worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. In Australia, 1 in 4 women experience intimate partner violence, and aboriginal women are 35 times more likely than other women to be hospitalized by family violence. In 2015, violence against women cost the Australian economy $21.7 billion.

These numbers, in the language of finance, are material. Like climate change, gender-based violence presents a ubiquitous risk to any industry, company or geographic market. We can influence how that risk is assessed, the data investors see as valuable, and how investors and analysts respond in their analyses, structures and processes.

What are the social change strategies for using capital markets as a tool to address gender-based violence?

Criterion Institute has named gender-based violence as one of our key areas of focus over the next few years. While we will not become a single-issue organization, we want to take an issue and demonstrate what is possible. In this conversation we will lay out the strategies that we have identified and draw on the knowledge of participants in the room to identify additional opportunities for how to use the process of engaging capital markets as one of many approaches necessary to tackle this critical issue in the world.

Please join Criterion Institute and our host, The Difference Incubator (TDi), in Melbourne on Thursday, November 23, as we share knowledge, explore strategies and identify points of collaboration as we move toward action.

About Criterion Institute:

Criterion is the leading think tank focused on finance as a tool for social change. Since its founding in 2002 Criterion has played a significant role in creating and defining the fields of impact investing and gender lens investing. Over the years, we have focused that role and directed our efforts where we felt we could make the most impact: our groundbreaking research and demonstration of new possibilities, innovative approaches to inviting social change agents to use finance to achieve their missions, and our ability to leverage influence through institutions and shift the power dynamics that dictate whose expertise is valued in finance and who sees themselves as able to use finance as a tool for social change. For more information, please visit https://criterioninstitute.org/.

About TDi:

At TDi we fundamentally believe that if you’re passionate about seeing change in the world, building businesses where social and financial returns are aligned is the best way to achieve it. Through our method we seek to build better businesses with alternative, sustainable revenue streams, ultimately helping us crack entrenched social and environmental challenges. We know that on-going grant reliance is no longer the long term strategy the social sector once thought it was, and all businesses need to explore their role in building a stronger and more sustainable world. At TDi, we return to the roots of business by building strong, high impact business models and enterprises where there is no compromise on either profit or purpose. For more information, please visit http://tdi.org.au.

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