Pacific RISE partnered with the Criterion Institute to design a world-first investment due-diligence tool for gender-based violence (GBV). Many studies detail the cost of violence for Pacific communities and businesses, but little is known of how these economic and social impacts pose a risk to investments.

This GBV due diligence tool analyses four existing due diligence categories of political, regulatory, operational and reputational risks and shows how these can be affected by gender-based violence.  The tool is specific to the Pacific region but acknowledges that this is an issue that all regions face globally and builds upon due diligence processes that are standard worldwide. Leading impact investors and gender-based violence organisations provided feedback and guidance on the tool’s development.

Pacific RISE and Criterion were proud to distribute it at the Impact Investment SummitAsia Pacific, and received great feedback from investors and other representatives. Access it as an interactive PDF here on the Pacific RISE website.