Gender, Diversity & Inclusive Finance
The impacts of environmental and climate related issues vary among regions, generations, age, class, income, and gender. Women and girls are disproportionately impacted due to structural inequalities, and as such, Gender, Diversity and Inclusion is a central component of our work at BwB.
At BwB, we work with governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) specific to Gender Equality (SDG 5) and National Action Plans for Gender Equity and Women’s Empowerment. This can take the form of specific gender / social investment debt and non-debt financial transactions, where we assist sovereign issuers and governments to assess strategic options and facilitate successful transactions, from project identification through credit enhancement to establishing and continually strengthening investor / underwriter relationships.
Our work extends to addressing inclusive access to financial services and products, SME development and support, and social inclusion activities.
BwB also ensures that our activities in other sectors, especially those related to climate change, nature outcomes and SDGs, reflect a gender inclusive / responsive approach and that gender considerations are embedded within our recommendations and advisory work. We aim to leverage our combined decades worth of expertise to improve the scale, scope, sustainability, and effectiveness of financing for women.