AVPN Impact Fund Webinar Series
Integrating a Gender Lens into an Investment Strategy
4:00 pm SGT on 12 May 2020
The first webinar in the 2020 Impact Fund series will be looking at Gender Lens Investing (GLI), a practice of investing that intends to address gender issues or promote gender equity by investing in women-led businesses, businesses that address the needs of women and girls through their products and services, businesses that support women in the workplace and businesses that include women in the value chain.
With the aim of disseminating lessons learnt on how to improve outcomes for gender focused businesses, we are featuring several high-impact funds. We will hear from Jennifer Buckely, Eric Savage and Shuyin Tang on how they incorporated a gender lens into their investment strategy.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Delve deeper into GLI and understand how it can be applied to an investment strategy
- Gain insight in how GLI fits within the Southeast and South Asian context
- Learn from experts who are leaders in the GLI field who will share their experience through case studies
Senior Managing Director (Singapore), SEAF
Ms. Buckley is a Senior Managing Director at SEAF having joined after 20 years in private equity leadership roles focused on growing mid-sized businesses across Europe and Asia as Head of GE Capital’s EMEA private equity business and as CIO of its Asian operations. Ms. Buckley is on SEAF’s Global Investment Committee and is based in Singapore from where she leads SEAF’s women’s economic empowerment fund programs. During her career, she has worked at Goldman Sachs International and Private Advisors in London and at Fletcher Challenge in Auckland. Ms. Buckley received her MSc in International Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics. She also holds a LLM (Hons) and LLB (Hons) from the University of Canterbury.
Co-Founder and CEO, Unitus Capital
Eric Savage is a founding Partner of UC Growth Equity, a recently launched $100mn+ India impact, growth equity fund. As the co-founder & CEO of Unitus Capital (UC), an impact focused investment bank, Eric moved to India in 2007 to help set up UC and has led the company in raising more than US$2.7 billion for various impact businesses. Through the work of UC, Eric has had the privilege of working with many innovative companies that do life changing work in the fields of affordable health care, financial inclusion, renewable energy, affordable education, women empowerment and agriculture. UC has been ranked the #1 Indian investment bank by Venture Intelligence and VCCircle since 2013.
Eric is a graduate (cum laude) of Duke University and Harvard’s Kennedy School, where he received the Lucius N. Littauer Fellow Award, the program’s top honor. In addition, Eric serves on the boards of a number of leading companies, funds and educational institutions.
Partner, Patamar Capital
Shuyin is a Partner at Patamar Capital, a venture capital firm that targets risk commensurate returns for its investors while also seeking to unlock better economic opportunities for Asia’s low income communities. Patamar Capital supports visionary entrepreneurs who are building high-growth, high-profit companies that help to solve South and Southeast Asia’s most pervasive problems at scale. Shuyin is responsible for Patamar’s investing activities in the Mekong region and the Philippines and has led investments into education, FinTech, employee benefits and healthcare companies.
Shuyin was named one of Australia’s “100 Women of Influence” by the Australian Financial Review in 2015 and an Asia 21 Young Leader by the Asia Society in 2016. She currently serves on the Southeast Asia Advisory Council of Women’s World Banking, a global NGO promoting women’s financial inclusion. She graduated summa cum laude from the Australian National University where she was also awarded the University Medal.”