January 20, 2023

Over the last 21 years, Criterion Institute has been a sustained experiment in systems change, particularly systems change in and through market systems and systems of finance and investment. We invite you to join us on Thursday, February 9, 2023 from 11am-1pm EST as we kick off a series of training sessions on our approach to systems change. We will be sharing case studies and strategies on what we have learned over the past two decades and how our learning can be applied to a range of other systems change efforts within gender lens investing, impact investing, and innovative finance.

Criterion’s “how” is unique. We are intentionally disrupting systems of power. We are aware of our own power. We have a specific business model that supports our ability to make this change. Not all individuals or organizations can make the choices we make, but nonetheless there are lessons to learn from our “how.”The series of trainings will draw on our recent publications and collective learning, including Disrupting Fields, a reflection on power dynamics in field building using the development of gender lens investing and climate finance as case studies and documentation on our six areas of activity, which drive our theory of change and the day-to-day organization of our work. Participating organizations will learn more about how to transform systems and address power in context. 

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