Today we introduce something Criterion has been working on for years in partnership with various funders, but which has only started to really take shape more recently: the system of Standards of Practice, which looks at how to address power, privilege and bias across systems of finance. These are a particular focus of Criterion’s because we believe they are a missing piece of the implementation puzzle – one which has been holding back gender lens investing and other fields in innovative finance from achieving the impact they are focused on.

Episode Highlights

  • 00:29  Intro
  • 01:21  Opportunity for more
  • 02:58  Assumptions behind the Standards
  • 04:20  Our approach to offering choices
  • 05:56  The 4 core principles of our process
  • 06:41  Why we built the Standards
  • 07:39  Implementing Standards

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