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Gender Lens Impact Investing: Catalyst for Change in Commodity Value Chains

Gender lens investing has gained great momentum during the last few years. As a result, there are multiple gender lens impact investing initiatives, funds and tools available for different stakeholders in the (impact) investment world.

This paper shows how the field of gender lens investing is emerging and how that is relevant for the work of the Common Fund for Commodities. It explores how different types of financial instruments, especially in agricultural value chains, have been looked through a gender lens and provides recommendations to improve impact from a gender lens and how finance and investments can be used to contribute to greater gender equality.