We move capital towards creating positive and measurable gender, social,
and climate impact in the Philippines. 


The Gender Lens & Impact Investment Council (GIIC) is a member-based industry body.

Our vision is to help build the gender lens and impact investment ecosystem and present a compelling and comprehensive Philippine impact story and unlock capital for Philippine entrepreneurs. We aim to accelerate the industry’s development through mindful leadership and collective action.


The GIIC is anchored around these shared goals:


increasing the flow of private capital into gender lens and impact investments in the Philippines.

Build a

building a community of practice by encouraging all investors to apply a gender lens and gender-smart practices to create an inclusive Philippine startup ecosystem.

Monitor and

supporting the build of a credible impact and gender measurement and monitoring movement in the country.

Collaborate and Advocate

collaborating with the government to advocate for enabling policies for gender and impact investment to create an equitable Philippines startup ecosystem.


We will champion gender lens and impact investing to increase its footprint
and effectiveness through these three pillars:

and Awareness

Enhance awareness and knowledge around gender lens and impact investing practices through learning, knowledge exchange and development of relevant tools and guides

Research, Data
and Storytelling

Build the evidence base for the industry, by driving data-driven research and analysis, showcasing case studies, and sharing powerful stories from the ground


Collaborate with regulators and policymakers to present Gender Lens and Impact Investing as an asset class and collaborate to ensure to build the Philippines into an attractive gender lens and impact investment market


Want to become a member?

Please fill in the membership form with your company’s details by clicking the link below. We will get back to you soon.


Attend our events and participate in discussions on gender lens and impact investing. Check this page for updates on our upcoming events.


What is the objective of the Council?

The objective of the Council is to build an industry body to help build the nascent impact investing and gender lens investing ecosystem, develop a compelling impact investing sector and create collaborative efforts to strengthen gender lens and Impact Investing to make the Philippines an attractive market for such investments.

Why are we talking about both gender and impact investing?

Impact Investing is focused on the broader scope of investing in social and environmental impact and is a fast-maturing industry globally, even while it is young in Southeast Asia. Gender Lens Investing is a newer field that looks specifically at the role of gender in investing. Both fields are closely related and have many similar players taking a leading role. Hence, we are looking at building a synergistic umbrella body.

Who can become a member?

Membership is open to investors of all types active in impact or gender lens investing and those who may be interested in exploring the field in the Philippines. We also welcome other key stakeholders in the ecosystem to sign up as advisory members, if there is a common interest and synergy to build the impact ecosystem.

Are there similar bodies in other countries?

There are global bodies like Global Impact Investment Network, Global Steering Groups on Impact investments and country-wise organizations like Indian Impact Investors Council.

Is there a membership fee to join?

Right now, we are looking at establishing the founding group. Membership fee is among many decisions that the founding group may choose to make.

What is the time expected from me?

Members are expected to take part in quarterly meetings of the Council, share learnings, collaborate with members and participate in learning and networking activities of the Council as they see fit.



Villgro Philippines (GIIC Secretariat)
30F Tower 1 Yuchengco RCBC PLaza
6819 Ayala Avenue
Makati City, Metro Manila