American University of Beirut

Mini Certificate on Inclusive Investment Strategies

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Gender Lens Investing (GLI) mini-certificate program delves into the complex realm of GLI strategies, explores its drivers, examines how we can measure its impact, and discusses the intersection of finance, gender equality, and societal progress. It provides insights on how to confidently implement GLI practices and delve into the realm of corporate governance, highlighting the significance of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors. The modules will also equip investors and employers with a comprehensive set of ten metrics to measure the measure the impact of GLI and bridge the gap between financial indicators and sustainability considerations. Concluding the program with an open panel featuring renowned experts from diverse backgrounds including finance, social sustainability, and business strategy, our panelists will collectively shed light on the transformative potential of GLI.​

The mini certificate is comprised of three modules:

Module 1: Hands-on Overview of GLI and Implementation Prospects
> A closed module for registered attendees only
> Date and time: TBD

Module 2: Co-creating a Roadmap for GLI Practices and Metrics
> A closed module for registered attendees only
>​ Date and time: TBD

Module 3: Unveiling the Transformative Power of GLI 
> ​An open module for the public (to be livestreamed on SAWI's YouTube Chanel - through this link)
>​ Date and time: TBD


The program will be delivered in English with simultaneous interpretation to Arabic and French. The sessions will include case studies, interactive breakout sessions, experiential tools, and a Q&A session at the end. 

At the end of the program, attendees will receive a mini certification from the American University of Beirut (AUB)'s Continuing Education Center (CEC) upon meeting the following conditions:
> Attend all three modules 
> Apply GLI concepts to your organization 

SPEAKERS (closed sessions)
Dr. Wassim Dbouk
Director, Investment Management Program
Tenured Associate Professor of Finance
Lead in Empirical Finance
Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut​

  Dr. Charlotte Karam​
  Professor and Ian Telfer Professorship in      Inclusive Human Resource Systems
  Telfer School of Management, University of      Ottawa  ​
  Adjunct Professor, American University of Beirut

Dr. Fida Afiouni
Associate Professor of HRM, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business
Associate Provost, American University of Beirut

SPEAKERS (open panel): TBD

> about the SAWI project


Click here for ARABIC​
Click here for FRENCH​

This program is designed and delivered by the Support and Accelerate Women’s Inclusion (SAWI) Project at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in partnership with the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa in Canada, and in collaboration with AUB’s Continuing Education Center (CEC)​. ​

Our inaugural run of the GLI modules, which accepted 339 participants out of 572 applicants, took place in February and March 2022. You can click here to browse through the previous mini-certificate​

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