Investing and Engaging in the Care Economy: Briefs for Gender-Smart Investors and Other Actors

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In order to amplify the importance of the care economy, provide investors with an understanding, raise awareness and spotlight actionable roadmaps, the GenderSmart & 2X Collaborative Care Economy Working Group commissioned two briefs. The first is a primer on what the care economy spans, what different business types are emerging and the breadth of the sector to set up the foundation for investing in the care economy. The second brief provides practical guidance to investors and employers on how to engage.

The audience for both briefs are investors, investment influencers and related actors who are interested in starting or deepening their engagement with the care economy in terms of allocating more gender-smart capital towards this investment theme.

JESSICA RUST-SMITH

Senior Consultant

I work across markets, business and supply chains, impact investing, agriculture, and women’s economic empowerment. I am an experienced monitoring, evaluation, research and learning consultant and project manager with expertise in the use of mixed methods, theory-based approaches and data collection and analysis. I have been working in M&E for market systems development for 10 years now, and going strong.