Root Capital November 15, 2022 This report draws on 10 years of global data from Root Capital’s Women in Agriculture Initiative to build the business case for investing in women in agricultural SMEs.
Here’s an indisputable fact: The future of philanthropy is female. A huge amount of wealth is now in women’s hands, and they are ready to invest it where it’s needed most: 73% of donors worldwide are women. Of the impending $41 trillion wealth transfer between generations, 70%will be inherited by women. Women give almost twice […]
Gender lens investing is an increasingly popular approach for impact-focused investors. In just the last few years, the number of firms investing with a gender lens has exploded, and these firms have gone from raising $1.1 billion in capital in 2017 to $4.8 billion in 2019. On top of that, the global 2X Challenge recently […]
At the risk of stating the obvious: Running a small business is a lot of work. Entrepreneurs and staff—often pressed for time, money, and resources—devote most of their energy to keeping the lights on, leaving little time to address longer-term challenges. True for small and growing businesses everywhere, this is especially acute in rural communities […]
Recent assessment of Gender Equity Grants (GEG) demonstrate the individual and business benefits of investing in women in agricultural industries. A new assessment, funded as part of our growing partnership with Root Capital and their Women in Agriculture Initiative (WAI), shows the positive impact Gender Equity Grants can make for women and businesses in the […]