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LGX Academy

How capital markets contribute to the growth of gender finance

Looking to make a difference by better linking gender equality and finance? Whether you are an issuer of sustainable debt instruments or an investor in the capital markets, find out how you can contribute to creating a more inclusive economy by tapping into the gender finance market.
Why you should join the course
Designed to help you build your knowledge of gender finance and the role of capital markets in its growth, this course will help you understand the scope and state of the market, with concrete takeaways on the current challenges and actionable recommendations for issuers and investors.

Case studies and testimonials from existing LGX issuers (Tanzanian commercial bank NMB Bank and financial service company Symbiotics) guarantee that the knowledge you receive is practical and applicable across different industries.

The course was created by the Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX)'s sustainable finance experts and relies on data on close to 200 green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked (GSSS) bonds, available in the LGX DataHub.
Course Details
12 December 2023 ¦ 10:30 – 12:30
Teams meeting link provided upon registration
Price of the course: EUR 250 excl. VAT
Participants should have an interest in sustainable finance and more specifically bonds.
What you’ll gain from attending this course
A complete understanding of what is gender finance, its importance, its link with gender equality, the different initiatives and financial solutions available
An in-depth overview of the state of the gender finance market based on an analysis of close to 200 listed gender-focused bonds, included in the LGX DataHub
Actionable recommendations from existing issuers of gender-focused bonds through concrete case studies and testimonials
LuxSE and Gender Finance

In 2022, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) entered into a partnership with UN Women to advance sustainable debt for gender equality and promote gender lens investing. As part of this partnership, LuxSE started flagging all the gender-focused bonds displayed on LGX.

A year later, LuxSE became a signatory of the Luxembourg Women in Finance Charter, an initiative aimed at improving gender diversity in the Luxembourg financial centre at all hierarchical levels. 

Topics covered in the course
Gender (in)equality
  • A look at gender equality across the world
  • The many benefits of working towards gender equality for capital markets
  • Latest regulatory developments on the EU agenda
Overview of gender finance
  • Definition of a fast-growing market
  • Tools and initiatives to assess gender equality and empower women
Concrete case studies displayed on LGX
  • Examples of use-of-proceeds gender-focused bonds
  • Examples of use gender-focused sustainability-linked bonds
  • Testimonials of existing issuers of gender-focused bonds on LGX
A deep dive into the gender-focused bonds market
  • Quantitative outlook at the state of the market
  • Analyses of the trends and challenges
  • Recommendations for potential issuers

Who should attend
Investors, investment professionals, financial advisors, asset managers, potential issuers of debt instruments, social and gender experts from financial institutions and others who are interested in learning more about gender finance in capital markets, with an emphasis on the bond market.
Sign up today
If you are interested in enrolling in this course, please complete the form below and send it to lgxacademy@luxse.com.
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