Founded in 1937, Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. In 2019: we were active in 77 countries; 21.6 million girls were reached by our work; 18.9 million boys were reached by our work. For Plan International, social finance is an opportunity to generate more sustainable impact. Plan International’s efforts in social finance includes: identifying gender-focused SGBs for potential investment, based on activities in Plan International as well as existing businesses which generate significant positive impact on the lives of girls and women; accelerating SGBs to investment readiness, through the provision of targeted capacity building and other technical assistance, in partnership with specialised local intermediaries; expanding Plan International’s long-established impact measurement expertise and providing technical assistance to both private investors and SGBs to improve gender-focused impact measurement frameworks and implementation.