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Oxford Initiative for Inspiring Entrepreneurial Diversity (OXIFIED) aims to catalyse racial and gender equity, diversity and inclusion in the Oxford social entrepreneurship ecosystem through education, public engagement and research. During the 2021-22 academic year, we will be working with partners across the Oxford ecosystem to share best practice for building equitable, diverse and inclusive ventures.
Join us for a fireside chat about catalysing equity, diversity and inclusion in the social entrepreneurship ecosystem. In this special two-part miniseries for International Women’s Day, Skoll Centre Visiting Fellow Tara Sabre Collier will speak to Natasha Garcha about innovations for gender lens investment.
Come learn about the IIX Women’s Livelihood Bond, the world’s first gender lens Social Bond to be listed on a stock exchange, as well as the learnings, and implications for building gender lens financial products and attracting institutional capital.
Natasha Garcha is the Senior Director of Innovative Finance at Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) where she works on IIX’s gender lens investing initiatives and impact measurement work in Asia-Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States. Natasha’s team focuses on the structuring, impact verification and investor relations for IIX’s Women’s Livelihood Bond series, the world’s first gender lens Social Bond listed on a stock exchange. Natasha (on behalf of IIX) leads the International Capital Markets Association impact reporting working group for Social Bonds.
Natasha begun her career on Wall Street as part of D.E. Shaw & Co., a New York-based hedge fund where she worked in the global Investor Relations team and served as the Co-Head of Corporate Social Responsibility in India. Natasha was also the co-founder of the Shades of Happiness Foundation (SoHF), a non-profit with the mission to empower children from low- income communities in India through access to quality education.
Natasha holds an M.B.A from the University of Oxford (Dean’s List MT, TT), a Social Justice Certification from Harvard University (as part of an Master’s in International Relations degree focused on women’s rights), a Master’s in Business Law from National Law School of India and a Bachelor’s in Commerce from Delhi University. She is currently completing a Social Justice certification and Masters from Harvard University focused on women, peace and security. She is an BNY Mellon Achievement Awardee, an active writer featured in multiple online publications (The Economist, Devex, Medium), and a Steering Committee member of the ‘Principles for Investment in Fisheries’.
Tara Sabre Collier is a Visiting Fellow at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, impact investor, and strategic advisor to impact funds and development finance institutions.