Enabling Financial Institutions to Mainstream Gender-Smart Solutions in Their Green Finance Operations
The toolkit has been prepared by the EcoMicro Program and Value for Women.
This toolkit provides financial institutions with a framework and accompanying resources to start their gender-smart and green financing journey. By promoting solutions at the nexus of gender, climate, and finance, financial institutions will be more inclusive in financial and non-financial value propositions for women-led MSMEs.
This toolkit is made up of two sections. In the first section, financial institutions will find tools to help them mainstream gender-smart solutions in their green finance operations. In the second section, there are tools financial institutions can use to support their MSME clients to become more gender-smart and climate resilient.
The intended use of this toolkit is by Caribbean financial institutions that are implementing green finance products. Green finance includes mitigation and adaptation finance. Green finance products will support access to:
- renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) technologies (mitigation finance), and
- adaptation technologies/measures (adaptation finance).
The tools are aimed across the following business areas:
- Human Resources;
- MSME Lending & Engagement;
- Business Intelligence & Data; and
- Marketing & Sales.
Based on the financial institution’s needs, we invite executives and senior managers to identify, review, and contextualize the tools. Not all sections of this toolkit will be relevant to all readers.
Value for Women is a global advisory services firm with a mission to promote women’s participation and leadership in business, finance and investment around the globe, with a focus on emerging markets.