Orange Bond Initiative™ is the world’s first asset class by and for the Global South and the 99% as a solution to financing gender equality. The mission of the Orange Bond initiative is to empower approximately 100 million women and girls worldwide through unlocking US$10 billion by 2030.
Orange is the colour of UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5: Gender Equality. Despite significant progress, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate crisis have jointly exacerbated the regressive effects on gender equality, and the eradication of the global gender gap is now set back by a century. The Orange Bond Initiative™ – will focus on mobilizing the $100 trillion bond market to empower women as solutions to achieve the UN’s 17 SDGs and build a more inclusive, climate-resilient future for all.
The Orange Bond Initiative™ aims to achieve three core objectives:
Build a gender-empowered financing system by collaborating on the development of a set of global standards, indices, and metrics for investing in gender equality.
Mobilize capital for women’s empowerment at scale by providing the tools, training, and knowledge products that enable gender lens investment product development.
Fast-track gender equality by equipping countries, capital holders, and corporations to invest in ways that value women and girls as solutions to a resilient, green future.
We invite all changemakers across the ecosystem to join us as part of this collaborative global Initiative and contribute towards building a gender-equal future.