Mission Investors Exchange, March 2:For far too long, gender equity had been viewed by many foundations as a distinct issue, detached from their core funding areas. The same can be said for many impact investors. Yet increasingly, impact investors including major financial institutions, pension funds, development organizations, and even some foundations are recognizing that gender considerations are central to the realization of many – perhaps even most – social and environmental outcomes. It is no longer an option to think of gender as unrelated to the social and environmental objectives that are central to community, economic and environmental progress.

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