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

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

Module 3: Unveiling the Transformative Power of GLI 
> ​An open module for the public. WATCH THE PANEL HERE.


The program is delivered in English with simultaneous interpretation to Arabic and French. The sessions 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 Empiric​al 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

SPEAKERS (open panel): 

Panelists :

Dr. Iftekhar Hasan
Professor and E. Gerald Corrigan Chair in Finance, Fordham University NY

Ms. Deborah Fuhr
Managing Partner and Founder, ETFGI
Founder and Board Member, Women in ETFs
Co-president Women in ETFs EMEA

Ms. Corine Kiame
President, Lebanese League for Women in Business (LLWB)​​

Dr. Zeina Zeidan (Moderator)
SAWI International Advisory Board Member
Corporate Governance and ESG consultant

> 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 he​re to browse through the previous mini-certificate​.​​

Check below for some of the feedback from the professionals who participated in the mini-certificate program, detailing how they benefited from the program and how they plan to apply it in their line of work.​

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