When Philanthropy Meets Innovative Finance

Opportunities for Foundations in Gender Lens Investing

July 18, 2018

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation has engaged with Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) to explore the role of innovative financial instruments in funding interventions that improve the lives of women and girls in Asia. This IIX-led study also identified the catalytic role that philanthropic institutions can play in promoting innovative finance and thereby advance their missions. 

Using three case studies of innovative financial mechanisms that are applying a gender lens across Asia, the article illustrates how innovative finance can create gendered impact and how philanthropic players can use their resources to support the development of such funding mechanisms. Read more here

IIX blog article link: https://iixfoundation.org/2018/07/16/when-philanthropy-meets-innovative-finance/


Collective action has the power to accelerate the advancement of women’s economic empowerment and gender equality across Asia. We are actively seeking innovative solutions and models, knowledge sharing opportunities and partnerships with like-minded leaders.

Please contact us at awif@spf.or.jp to learn more and explore opportunities.