GIF wants to maximise its social impact. We also want to support climate adaptation. Are those goals compatible? Can we measure climate adaptation impact on the same yardstick we use for all our investments? We think so. For us, the main purpose of climate adaptation is to make sure that people – in particular, those […]
Over the last year, we’ve spent time thinking and consulting with our government partners, climate experts, and other key stakeholders, about the role investors should play at the nexus of innovation and climate change. Despite the increasing amounts of funding directed towards climate action from governments and other investors, a lack of quality data and […]
Since its onset 12 months ago, COVID-19 has had a profound impact on decades of progress to improve the lives of people living in poverty throughout the developing world. In this blog post our CEO, Alix Peterson Zwane, reflects on how GIF has responded since the outbreak of the pandemic by protecting the social value […]
Is it desirable – or even possible – to place a value on improving women’s and girls’ agency? Yes to both, according to GIF. We think that funders and policymakers implicitly place a value on women’s agency when they choose to implement programs that ignore gender equity – and that implicit value is often zero. […]
In 2019, in partnership with Global Affairs Canada, GIF made a commitment to fund innovations that explicitly aim to transform unequal gender relations for women and girls. To do this effectively, GIF has sought to ensure gains in women’s and girls’ agency, and reductions in violence against women and girls, would be appropriately recognized and […]
As we at GIF join others around the globe to celebrate International Women’s Day — reflecting on this years’ theme of challenging gender bias and inequality and creating an inclusive world — we are also focusing on how GIF can leverage our model to deploy capital at the intersection of gender equality, innovation and impact-first […]
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