The Criterion Institute, supported by Dreilinden, has released a report on investing with particular care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex individuals. The report, titled ‘Investing with an LGBTIQ Lens: Rethinking Gender Analysis Across Investing Fields’ illustrates how a more holistic and inclusive investment analysis leads to better investment decisions, an improved understanding of risk, and generates new opportunities.
The report presents a detailed overview of how asset owners can use their investment power to positively impact inequity faced by LGBTIQ communities with practical tips. The dual track strategy outlined includes building on gender lens investing strategies by moving away from a binary gender understanding and also encouraging an entirely new field and ecosystem to develop.
The paper spells out what research is needed to produce additional data to offer greater insights into the experiences of LGBTIQ communities and how these impact financial markets. The paper concludes with a passionate call to action by encouraging concerted efforts to build out a vibrant ecosystem of stakeholders.
To download the report, click here.