Managing Gender Based Violence and Harassment Risks and Impacts

March 26, 2024

A Practical Guide for Financial Institutions

Gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) cuts across industries, supply chains and communities. It is a pervasive occurrence, evident in any socioeconomic group, at any level of education, and across cultures and countries, age groups, and vocations. The direct and indirect costs to business are huge. As key actors in the economic development process, Financial Institutions (FIs) have a significant and magnifying role to play in promoting good practice standards among clients and supporting sustainable development. This session will outline the business case for FIs in assessing and managing GBVH risks and present good practices on how to do that in their investments and lending operations.


Topics of discussion:

  • Key components of good practice GBVH risk management for Banks and other Financial Institutions - what does good practice GBVH risk management look like?
  • High risks in industry sectors and case examples.
  • How to apply the IFC Performance Standards and related good practices in FI investments
  • Available tools and resources


About the Presenters:

Andrea Cullinan

Gender-based violence Global Lead
International Finance Corporation


Felipe Albertani

Principal Environmental Specialist
International Finance Corporation



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