More effort to narrow the gender gap can help to grow Singapore's gross domestic product by about US$20b—5 per cent of its total—by year 2025, according to a 2018 report from McKinsey Global Institute. Globally, there continues to be a US$320b global credit gap that restricts small female business owners from accessing financial services to start and expand their businesses, founded the World Bank.
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In response to these challenges, global organisation Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) has taken matters into its hands. A pioneer in impact investing with a focus on recognising female leadership in the workplace, IIX aims to help build a more inclusive world for sustainable peace by growing global awareness of the value of women and empowering the underserved as part of the solution of the future.