Last week, we hosted a webinar on gender lens investing featuring CCM team members Alyssa Greenspan, CEO and president, and Shonali Pal, junior portfolio manager, along with Dr. Ruth Shaber, founder and president of Tara Health Foundation. One of the webinar topics was on the Diverse Investing Collective, an initiative […]
Category: Gender Lens
International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women and supports a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination, and asks to collectively work toward greater women’s equality moving forward. This year’s campaign theme — #BreaktheBias — spotlights the individual and collective biases against women that fuel gender inequality. We also […]
March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day that celebrates women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements.1 The day has been recognized by the United Nations since 1977 and raises awareness for the continued need to fight gender equality. The theme for IWD 2021 was #ChooseToChallenge, so everyone would […]
This week marked the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the constitutional right to vote. On August 18, 1920, Tennessee voted in favor of the amendment and ratified the 19th Amendment. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy […]
Last week, we published the Women of CCM – a six-page report highlighting the members of our team who are women. Coincidentally, this report was printed just at the start of a series of holidays honoring women, including National Girls and Women in Sports Day, International Women’s Day, and Harriet […]
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, awareness of gender inequality is becoming more widespread. An increasing number of people around the world are taking action and using a gender lens to consciously improve outcomes for women.
CCM recently attended the High Water Women’s Investing for Impact Symposium in New York City. High Water Women is a nonprofit organization, founded by a group of women from the investment industry, that supports volunteerism and philanthropic giving. The organization now includes 3,500 members from across the financial services world.
According to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and Sustainable Development Goal #5, providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.
Did you know that women make 83 percent of the household consumer decisions and control about $14 trillion in assets? Through inheritance, a minimum of $22 trillion in assets will shift to women in the coming years. A recent article in WealthManagement.com highlighted the increasingly powerful role women are playing […]
At CCM, we categorize our investments using seventeen impact themes, one of which is gender lens. We define this theme as follows: benefiting women and girls, primarily those that are low- and moderate-income, such as women-owned businesses, educational programs, health-related services, and affordable homeownership. We support these initiatives promoting gender […]