November 09, 2015

Colorado Capital was pleased to sponsor last Monday’s Impact Investing with a Gender Lens conference held in Denver, CO.  This conference educated and facilitated dialogue with over 200 participants on advancing women through public and private investment vehicles.  Gender Lens investors put their assets with entities whose missions and/or practices help to advance the lives of women and girls, including access to capital, gender equity in the workplace, and increased products and services that benefit women and girls.  The vehicles used to influence these categories of impact range from small debt instruments to large mutual funds to private equity investments in women-led enterprises.  Most gender investing vehicles are only available to high-net-worth/accredited investors, corporations, foundations, and non-profits – while the general public is limited to a handful of investment options. An increasing number of advocacy organizations are playing a critical role in helping businesses recognize the importance of gender diversity from the check-out to the boardroom.  Further, economists, academicians, and social researchers have compiled data to support the huge payoffs for businesses, communities, and the larger economy.

Debbie Huttner, CCM’s Impact Specialist, moderated a panel on Investment Products which shared details on the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund (see http://www.paxellevate.com/); US Trust’s Women and Girls Equality Strategy; as well as Veris Wealth Partner’s Gender Lens frameworks. If you are interested in learning more about how to align your investments with your values, please email or give us a call.

Debbie Huttner,
Financial Advisor & Impact Specialist
 
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