Diversity & Equality

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Inclusion & integration of gender lens investing

Inclusion & integration of gender lens investing

By Sushma Kaushik, Partner at Aavishkaar Capital – Globally, Gender Lens Investing (or GLI) is gaining interest as more investors and financial institutions are adopting this as part of their investment strategy. Gender Lens Investing is very simply, an investment strategy that factors in gender analysis to advance equality and redress the gender imbalance within businesses. 

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Distill Ventures commits to backing early-stage founder from under-represented groups

Distill Ventures commits to backing early-stage founder from under-represented groups

Distill Ventures (DV) is committed to increasing diversity within the drinks industry through a range of global initiatives, including the launch of a new Pre-Accelerator Programme dedicated to early stage founders from underrepresented groups. DV will aim to invest USD5 million in drinks entrepreneurs over the next 12 months through this initiative.

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Women make up just 27 per cent of Spanish venture capital teams

Women make up just 27 per cent of Spanish venture capital teams

Private capital investments in Spain reached a record volume in 2020, totalling EUR6.27 billion, a growth of 33 per cent of the volume reached in 2019. However, in this booming sector, diversity does not move at the same pace: while many of the jobs that are not directly related to investment (administrative tasks, investor relations and platform) are held by women, gender parity is not the norm in the investment teams.