By 2050, the world will need to feed nearly 10 billion people while remaining within our planetary boundaries. Doing so will require radical innovation. Our latest research with CGIAR makes a simple but powerful proposition: that using a gender-smart approach when investing in food systems can increase risk-adjusted financial returns, while also improving climate-change mitigation and adaptation outcomes. The report examines three agricultural value chains, showing how gender-smart approaches in each have helped improve financial returns while also making a positive environmental and social impact. It also outlines a roadmap to support investors and food companies to incorporate a combined climate and gender-smart approach into their decision-making processes.