Anne-Marie Lévesque is Director, Gender and Impact Management at FinDev Canada, Canada’s bilateral development finance institution (DFI), where she is responsible for the development and implementation of FinDev Canada’s Gender Equality Strategy and Development Impact Framework. Her role is to ensure that a gender lens is applied to all transactions, and that investments bring leading approaches to women’s economic empowerment and gender equality in private sector activities.
Anne-Marie is very active in the global gender lens investing community. Between August 2019 and July 2020, she served as the Chair of the 2X Challenge, an initiative of the G7 DFIs aiming to mobilize unprecedented amounts of capital to invest in women. As of 2020, 2X Challenge members had committed and mobilized a total of $4.5 billion in gender-smart investments, surpassing their initial target of $3 billion and welcoming additional members into the fold.
Prior to joining FinDev Canada, Anne-Marie was a consultant at Ergon Associates, where she advised private sector companies, development finance institutions and international organizations on their human rights, gender equality and labour practices.