Mar 3, 2021 • 39M

#16 Are women the key to a greener financial future?

Denise Young
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New Climate Capitalism is a podcast about change-makers working at the intersection of activism, finance and investment.
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Welcome to episode #16 of New Climate Capitalism, and today we're talking about financial feminism.

My guest is Jessica Robinson, who's just published a new book called "Financial Feminism: A Woman's Guide To Investing for a Sustainable Future".

Reading her book was a both a wake-up call, and a call to action for me personally. Everyone knows about the gender pay gap, and sadly, if you are a woman, you have experienced it. But the hurdles don't end there. There's also a savings gap, a pension gap, even a debt gap.

And that woman who spoke so brilliantly in the meeting? She may not be as self-confident about her finances. In fact, many women report feeling spoken down to when talking with a financial advisor, the majority of whom are men. 

However The good news is that women are holding more and more wealth globally, and a lot of this wealth is being channelled into sustainable investing.

Jessica's book really inspired me to take a long hard look at my own approach to saving and investing, and I found our conversation tremendously empowering. I do hope you enjoy it.