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Economics of Banking on Women 2.0

The Economics of Banking on Women: 2018 Edition

The Economics of Banking on Women: 2018 Edition

This report is based on information gathered in the GBA’s Women’s Market Analytics Survey — the only collection of global banking data measuring the performance of financial institutions serving the Women’s Market, with 4 years of performance data and over 400 data points per institution. This second edition of the report bears out several trends that emerged in the previous edition, highlighting the strong business opportunity the Women’s Market represents.

Exploring FinTech Solutions for Women IDRC Mastercard

Exploring FinTech Solutions for Women

Exploring FinTech Solutions for Women

New digital technologies are revolutionizing the financial services industry around the world. Africa has been an innovation hub in this area, due to its rapid adoption of mobile communication networks. How might the explosion of fintech platforms and applications be tapped to foster greater financial inclusion, especially for women, who are underserved by traditional banking? This scoping paper from the IDRC and Mastercard explores available evidence on the uptake of fintech in Africa and how it is changing the financial landscape.

Women & Financial Wellness: Beyond the Bottom Line

Women & Financial Wellness: Beyond the Bottom Line

Women & Financial Wellness: Beyond the Bottom Line

This report from Merrill Lynch explores how women’s financial needs and preferences are distinct. It examines the different life journeys women take—and the financial consequences of the circumstances and decisions they are faced with along the way. Finally, it shines a light on the importance of demonstrating respect and inclusion to facilitate a path to women’s financial freedom and wellness.

WFID Partnership Principles

Women’s Financial Inclusion Data Partnership Principles

Women’s Financial Inclusion Data Partnership Principles

Stakeholders need a complete picture of the gap in women’s financial inclusion to be able to close it – and data is critical to this. These tenets reflect the aspirations and commitments of the WFID partnership (comprising the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, Data2X, the Global Banking Alliance for Women, the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB Invest, the International Finance Corporation, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank Group) to increasing women’s access to and use of financial services by promoting the collection and use of sex-disaggregated data.

How Data Can Propel Full Financial Inclusion for Women

The Way Forward: How Data Can Propel Full Financial Inclusion for Women

The Way Forward: How Data Can Propel Full Financial Inclusion for Women

Data is one of the key elements necessary to create inclusive financial systems around the world. With more and improved WFI data, policymakers can design and monitor WFI interventions, and financial service providers can build a business case for targeting women as clients. This strategy document from the Women’s Financial Inclusion Data (WFID) partnership argues that only through a unified and sector-wide approach to the collection, analysis and use of gender data will women’s full financial inclusion be realized.

Powering Potential

Powering Potential: Increasing Women’s Access to Financial Products and Services

Powering Potential: Increasing Women’s Access to Financial Products and Services

This report, a companion to BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation’s Return on Equality publication, shines a spotlight on the opportunity to realize gains — in both gender equality and market returns — by increasing women’s financial inclusion around the world. The goal of the report is to inspire financial services providers to design and market products and services that fuel women’s full economic participation, and to encourage investors to steer their capital toward such companies.

London GBA Summit 2017

Debunking the Pink Card: The Business Case for Women’s Credit Cards – Mastercard

Debunking the Pink Card: The Business Case for Women’s Credit Cards

Diana Robino shared how Mastercard is championing women’s economic empowerment and the strong business case and development case for payment solutions for women at the 2017 GBA Summit.

The Women’s Market for Insurance: An Emerging Business Opportunity

The Women’s Market for Insurance: An Emerging Business Opportunity

As the appetite of women worldwide for risk mitigation offerings continues to grow, a strong business case has emerged for insurance companies and banks to deliver tailored insurance solutions to the Women’s Market. Several GBA members are already integrating insurance solutions as part of their holistic value propositions for women. This InBrief explores the experiences of 12 GBA members and partners who participated in a working group to size the insurance business opportunity and share best practices.

How Stock Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality UN

How Stock Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality

How Stock Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality

Building on the 2016 Sustainable Stock Exchange Report on Progress from the United Nations, which highlights five specific targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that exchanges are well placed to influence, this report examines the contribution exchanges can make toward SDG target 5.5: ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic, and public life, as well as the gender-specific targets under the other 16 SDGs.

Banking on Women Leaders: A Case for More?

Banking on Women Leaders: A Case for More?

Banking on Women Leaders: A Case for More?

The IMF measured the large gap between the representation of men and women in leadership positions in banks and bank supervision agencies worldwide. Their econometric analysis suggests that, controlling for relevant bank and country-specific factors, the presence of women as well as a higher share of women on bank boards is associated with greater bank stability, as represented by higher z-scores and lower nonperforming loan ratios.

Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2017

Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2017

Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2017

Strong supporting conditions such as access to financial services and ease of doing business pave the way for progress in businesses owned by women. The inaugural Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs seeks to understand and track women’s progress and achievements in the business world, identifying which factors and conditions are most conducive to closing the gender gap among business owners in an economy.

BNY Mellon UN Foundation Return on Equality

Return on Equality

Return on Equality

While women and girls have made significant gains in the past decade in terms of education, health, economic participation and political leadership, gender equality has yet to be attained in many critical areas, and at the cost of substantial and unrealized social and market benefits. This report from BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation explores investment opportunities that can help close global gender gaps.

Reporte Nacional de Inclusión Financiera 2017

Reporte Nacional de Inclusión Financiera

Reporte Nacional de Inclusión Financiera

La Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV) pone a disposición del público la octava edición del Reporte Nacional de Inclusión Financiera (Reporte o RNIF), el cual brinda un panorama del estado que guarda la inclusión financiera en el país, a partir de la evolución de diversos indicadores. Este Reporte es elaborado por la CNBV en conjunto con el Grupo de Trabajo de Medición del Consejo Nacional de Inclusión Financiera (Conaif). Por primera vez, el Reporte Nacional de Inclusión Financiera incluye un capítulo con perspectiva de género, el cual tiene como objetivo presentar el panorama actual de la inclusión financiera de la mujer en México. La brecha de género en la proporción de hombres y mujeres que tienen al menos un producto financiero disminuyó dos puntos porcentuales de 2012 a 2015.

Género en el Sistema Financiero 2015

Gender in the Financial System

Gender in the Financial System

This is the English version of the Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras of Chile’s 2016 report, “Gender in the Financial System,” intended to give the international community access to the country’s gender-based data on its financial system. (Versión en español)

ILO Gallup report 2017

Towards a Better Future for Women and Work

Towards a Better Future for Women and Work

ILO, in collaboration with Gallup, surveyed men and women in 2016 to understand their perceptions about women and work. The results suggest that men and women are not always as far apart in their attitudes as conventional wisdom might lead them – and governments and employers’ and workers’ organizations – to assume.

HBL Gender Intelligence Training

HBL – Gender Intelligence Training

HBL – Gender Intelligence Training

The Gender Intelligence training HBL implemented was intended to turn branches into a safe space for women and help bank employees serve them better. The training counterbalances stereotypes through data, statistics and best practices from other markets in order for all employees to understand and recognize the business case for targeting women, the CVP and individual and organizational gender biases.

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015 is the third edition in a series of OECD annual reports that provide data and policy analysis on inclusive entrepreneurship. The report contains data on the scale and scope of entrepreneurship and self-employment activities across EU Member States by social target groups, as well as the barriers they face.

EY Women Entrepreneurs Asia Pacific

What Helps Women Entrepreneurs Globally Scale Their Businesses?

What Helps Women Entrepreneurs Globally Scale Their Businesses?

As leading supporters of Asia-Pacific’s women entrepreneurs, EY and Standard Chartered Bank have come together to explore the hurdles women entrepreneurs in the region are hitting in their growth journeys that prevent them from scaling their businesses globally, and how to help overcome them to accelerate growth.

A Buck Short

A Buck Short: What Financial Diaries Tell Us About Building Financial Services That Matter to Low-Income Women

Through the analysis of behavioral data from deep engagements with low-income, economically active women, this report from Omidyar Network includes both rich stories and detailed cash flows over time, offering a more nuanced view of surveyed women’s financial behavior, highlighting key differences from men’s, and uncovering compelling product design recommendations for financial services providers.

Leave No One Behind UN

Leave No One Behind

Leave No One Behind

This call to action for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment by the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment aims to draw attention to the challenges faced by the most disadvantaged women, to bring informal work from the margin to the mainstream, to highlight how discriminatory laws limit choice and to shed light on the centrality of unpaid work and care.

Power of Parity McKinsey

The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women’s Equality Can Add $12 Trillion to Global Growth

The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women’s Equality Can Add $12 Trillion to Global Growth

This report from the McKinsey Global Institute estimates the size of the economic potential from achieving gender parity and maps gender inequality using 15 indicators of gender equality in 95 countries.

Brookings Financial Inclusion

2016 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project Report

2016 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project Report

The second annual FDIP report from the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings considers 26 countries across four “dimensions” of financial inclusion: country commitment, mobile capacity, regulatory environment, and the adoption of traditional and digital financial services. The report’s findings show continuing progress across the global financial inclusion landscape.

BLC Bank Video We Initiative

We Initiative – BLC Bank

We Initiative – BLC Bank

BLC Bank’s We Initiative – Women Empowerment Initiative, is the first and only holistic program dedicated to the financial empowerment of women in the Middle East. It targets women in their plurality, as entrepreneurs, professionals, mothers and in their daily lives, seeking to find solutions for their challenges and concerns and aiming to unleash their potential.