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Whether you are part of a foundation working to end domestic poverty, a women’s rights organization promoting gender equality in government policy, a not-for-profit building sustainable housing in Asia, a donor agency that wants to invest in people who can better translate and bridge between gender and finance, or an impact investor who wants to incorporate gender analysis, TOOLKIT is designed to help you tackle your sticky problems in a safe space while simultaneously learning about and experimenting with ways you might use the systems of finance as a tool for social change.

While TOOLKIT was originally designed as part of an in-person workshop, we have posted the card deck on our site for easy access. If you are interested in a private TOOLKIT workshop, please email us to learn more.

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Covid-19 Diligence Tool UNICEF-Criterion

August 6, 2020

Criterion Institute, in partnership with UNICEF, created a guide for investors to understand the risk their investments are exposed to as a result of gender-based violence, and to incorporate that risk assessment into their existing due diligence process.

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GBV Approaches to Investing: Values Alignment

December 13, 2023

The Values-Aligned approach is primarily for investors in public markets.

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Finance the Reduction of Gender-based Violence
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GBV Approaches to Investing: Thematic Strategies

December 13, 2023

The Thematic Strategies approach is for impact investors in private markets who aim to generate positive environmental and social impact while also generating market-rate returns.

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Finance the Reduction of Gender-based Violence
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GBV Approaches to Investing: ESG Integration

December 13, 2023

The ESG-integrated approach is for investors in public equities and fixed income who are integrating ESG considerations to help identify risks and opportunities that would impact the financial return of the investment.

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Finance the Reduction of Gender-based Violence
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GBV Approaches to Investing: Catalytic Strategies

December 13, 2023

The Catalytic Strategies approach is for investors in private markets who are willing to apply patient, flexible, risk-tolerant, and appropriately termed capital in pursuit of positive outcomes.

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Finance the Reduction of Gender-based Violence
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Gender-based Violence Due Diligence Tool

June 1, 2020

Criterion Institute, in partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, created a guide for investors in the Pacific region to understand the risk their investments are exposed to as a result of gender-based violence, and to incorporate that risk assessment into their existing due diligence process.

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Due Diligence Guides-1
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