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News and blogsEmbedding a Gender Lens into the Investment Process

Embedding a Gender Lens into the Investment Process

29th March 2021
GIF’s investment mandate is focused on finding and funding innovative ventures and solutions that have high potential to be impactful on the lives of the poor, scalable to reach millions and cost effective. Applying these criteria has meant that GIF’s portfolio has been largely comprised of investments amenable to quantifying impacts generated by innovations (e.g. […]
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BlogHow refugees can build independence with cash aid

How refugees can build independence with cash aid

20th June 2022
Studies have shown that large, unconditional cash transfers reduce poverty and improve quality of life, at least in the short run. However little is known about the effects of large cash transfers in contexts of protracted displacement. On World Refugee Day GIF partners GiveDirectly and IDinsight report on the impact of a one-time cash transfer […]
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NewsFirst investments under our Innovating for Climate Resilience fund announced

First investments under our Innovating for Climate Resilience fund announced

8th June 2022
GIF is pleased to announce the first innovations to receive investment from our Innovating for Climate Resilience fund: Agritask, a decision-support platform for agricultural operations; and PLACE, a non-profit hyperlocal mapping organisation. The Innovating for Climate Resilience fund invests, through both grants and risk capital, in early-stage innovations that aim to support people living on […]
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BlogFive things we’ve learned from our Innovating for Gender Equality fund

Five things we’ve learned from our Innovating for Gender Equality fund

6th June 2022
At the Global Innovation Fund, we are committed to providing women and girls with the freedom they need to succeed. One of our core objectives is enhancing the agency of women and girls and we see applying a gender lens to all our investments as a strategic priority. In 2018, we partnered with Global Affairs […]
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BlogThe impact of adaptation and the adaptation of impact

The impact of adaptation and the adaptation of impact

26th May 2022
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 […]
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BlogSarah Pearson re-joins the GIF Board

Sarah Pearson re-joins the GIF Board

20th May 2022
We are delighted to announce that Sarah Pearson has re-joined the GIF Board of Directors. Prof Sarah Pearson, DPhil (Oxon), GAICD, FTSE has extensive global executive leadership experience spanning C-suite roles in the public and private sector, including leading brands such as Cadbury and McKinsey. Her career has spanned being an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, innovator and […]
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BlogEarth Day 2022: Stepping up climate adaptation for development and poverty reduction

Earth Day 2022: Stepping up climate adaptation for development and poverty reduction

22nd April 2022
Earth Day 2022 centres on the theme Invest in Our Planet, calling for individuals to “act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably).” In celebration, GIF Chief Economist Ken Chomitz highlights how GIF experience points to three routes that harness innovation to drive both climate resilience and poverty reduction. Building tailored solutions to specific climate challenges […]
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