The Value of Gender Lens Investing

August 24, 2021

Frontier Brokers Network issued a video featuring BIDUK client Larasati Widyaputri, founder and CEO of ECODOE.

The video focuses on the systemic injustice that leaves over a billion women around the world without access to finance, and asks “What can we do about it?”

Impact investing — specifically Gender Lens Investing — will provide part of the answer. The video highlights a few investors and small businesses in Southeast Asia that are making a difference with GLI. One is Larasati Widyaputri, founder and CEO of ECODOE. BIDUK has provided ECODOE with loans, but our support doesn’t stop there, particularly during the challenge of a pandemic.

As she says, “BIDUK not only provided us with the loan. They helped us to think rationally, gave us insight to create cash flow projection details, even analyzing our leads pipeline. So that I, as a woman leader, could have more strategic and better decision-making.”

“BIDUK supports ECODOE beyond money,” she says. “BIDUK’s core value that focuses on gender-inclusive financing is really something that I believe must be envisioned as a movement in other financial institutions.” We couldn’t agree more! Larasati’s portion of the video begins at 4:20.

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