IIGh joins 2X Global to advance gender equality


Impact Investing Ghana (IIGh), the national advisory board for impact investing in the country, has joined 2X Global to deepen the impact of capital flowing into crucial thematic investment areas – particularly those related to gender equality.

2X Global is a global membership and field-building organisation focused on unlocking gender-smart capital at scale.

As an independent private sector-led initiative, IIGh’s partnership with 2X Global is a clear indication of its commitment to promoting and advancing gender equality on the continent by leveraging the expertise and access to 2X Global’s membership network.

Commenting on the development, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IIGh, Amma Lartey, expressed her excitement about the collaboration and said membership of 2X Global will help IIGh mobilise capital and facilitate knowledge and solutions exchange to grow gender-lens investing in Ghana.

“We also bring an emerging market perspective to the development of industry standards and other work being done by 2X Global. This membership will also support initiatives like establishing the Ci-GABA Fund-of-Funds – which is designed to unlock pension funding for emerging fund managers in Ghana and incorporates a gender-lens,” she said.

2X Global brings together investors, capital providers and intermediaries from around the world, with a focus on both developed and emerging economies. Through its diverse range of activities, including Communities of Practice, educational forums, shared resources and deal-sharing platforms, 2X Global is instrumental in advancing intersectional investment agendas and facilitating capital deployment aligned with gender-lens investing principles.

CEO of 2X Global, Jessica Espinoza, welcomed IIGh to their community of members, saying: “We’re so pleased that Impact Investing Ghana has become a member of 2X Global! Their mission to promote sustainable development by scaling up impact investing as well as their integration of a gender-lens is well aligned with our collective work to unlock more equitable capital solutions.

“Together, we can be an even stronger force in transforming the investment ecosystem and creating more and better economic opportunities for women.”
IIGh will continue to create a meaningful, equitable and inclusive impact investment ecosystem in Ghana and beyond.

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