SIFEM signed the Gender Finance Collaborative Joint Commitment Statement on November 2nd. The Collaborative, which currently consists of 14 Development Finance Institutions and the European Investment Bank (EIB), supports the development of shared financing principles, definitions and methodologies to promote the integration of “gender smart” decision-making into investment processes and operations. While each DFI is on its own journey with varying commitments and levels of capacity, the collective goal is to increase the strategic impact of investment capital toward women as business and fund leaders, entrepreneurs, a strong and valued workforce, consumers and community members. Through dialogue and a shared commitment to action, the Collaborative aims to advance the standard and the vision for the future of gender smart investing and to move more capital, more strategically, from within the DFI community and our private sector co-investors. Collaborative members commit to increasing their own collective knowledge and capacity, as well as that of their investees.