The Women in Finance Climate Action Group has developed a framework to help financial institutions support women in the net zero transition and limit the negative impact of climate change on women. This is the first framework designed specifically for private investors and the key role they play in financing net zero. The Group argues that whilst climate change disproportionately impacts women, women remain seriously under-represented in climate policy, climate decision-making and climate finance.
The Action Framework, created in collaboration with the Oliver Wyman Forum and 2X Global, is available to download here. The Women in Finance Climate Action Group comprises women leaders from business, the public sector and civil society including from WWF-UK and the Bank of England.
Amanda Blanc, Aviva’s Group CEO, said:
“Private capital is key to mobilising the trillions of dollars required over the next three decades to limit warming to 1.5 degrees. And yet the global private finance sector does not currently have the tools or incentives in place to evaluate and improve the impact of climate finance on gender equality. We need more data to measure the impact of specific climate investments or project financing on women and girls. We hope this Framework will give financial institutions what they need to begin to measure and deliver greater gender equality when taking action on net zero.”
Rupal Kantaria, Partner, Oliver Wyman Forum, added:
“This first-of-its-kind Action Framework for investors embeds gender considerations into climate investment decisions. Both are critical for financing a faster and more just climate transition.”
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