Gender Lens Investing: Legal Perspectives
A report from Calvert Impact Capital and the New York University School of Law, explores how investors incorporate gender considerations into the legal documentation and terms of their debt financing, summarizing the results of a survey of 20 investors-
The report details, this is still a relatively nascent practice. Most investors are not using strong legal mechanisms to enforce gender considerations and there are a variety of approaches taken to incorporate gender into documentation. However, all investors surveyed shared their desire to learn from their peers.
In the appendices of the report, you will find a sample term sheet and a legal documentation questionnaire with guiding questions to help investors think through whether and how to incorporate gender into their deal documentation within the context of their broader gender lens strategy.