How aligned are “socially responsible” funds with the missions, values and goals of their investors? What screening tools are these funds using? What should they be using? In partnership with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, CHIP has embarked on a multi-year study to help investors better align their investments with their social impact goals.

The first phase of the project focuses on the women and girls sector and identifies the screening tools and indicators that investors, philanthropists and fund managers should use to improve the lives of women and girls through investments in public equity. It looks at how funds integrate gender into an investment portfolio—and whether the approach indeed maximizes the social impact. This study will provide a framework and guide for mission-driven investors looking to use their investments to support women and girls.

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