UNIDO launched its “Gender Lens Investing”, an e-learning course focused integration of gender analysis, investment analysis, and decision making, where investments are made in more women- owned/led enterprises and/or investments are made in enterprises that promote gender equality at the workplace, as well as in products or services that substantially improve the lives of women, enabling strong and resilient economies of the future.

To equalize women’s role to men’s in the labour force, as much as $28 trillion or 26% could be added to global annual GDP by 2025. Considering that it will require between $5-7 trillion of investment capital to address critical challenges outlined in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, Gender Lens Investing is the best silver bullet we have at hand.

UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization, and environmental sustainability.