Swedfund adopts IFC’s Operating Principles for Impact Management

News   •   Apr 16, 2019 13:08 UTC

Swedfund is one of sixty investors who signed on to a new set of principles intended to bring greater transparency, credibility, and discipline to the impact investing market during the World Bank Spring Meetings.

Solar power to 360 million people – but no plan for e-waste

Press Releases   •   Apr 08, 2019 11:23 UTC

Solar Energy to 360 million people - but lack of responsible management of e-waste can become the dark side of the off grid market in developing countries.

Swedfund supports SMEs in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

News   •   Jan 04, 2019 13:14 UTC

The Swedish Development Finance Institution, Swedfund, lends 10 million EUR to Premier, a financial institution providing credit to private individuals and small and medium-sized enterprises, SMEs, in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Swedfund Finances Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider in Africa

News   •   Dec 20, 2018 08:27 UTC

Swedfund is financing the solar provider d.light for continued expansion in Africa. In total, d.light raise US$41 million in from a consortium of several financiers led by Inspired Evolution. Consortium partners include Swedfund as well as the Norwegian and Dutch development finance institutions, Norfund and FMO.

Swedfund, Snapper Hill Clinic and TLG partner up to improve the quality of healthcare in Liberia

News   •   Dec 14, 2018 14:39 UTC

​Monrovia based Snapper Hill Clinic (“SHC”) has secured technical assistance funding from the Swedish DFI (Development Finance Institution), Swedfund through its shareholder TLG Capital (“TLG”). The funds will be put towards targeted improvements in the quality of the healthcare services it currently provides.

Maria Håkansson joins SSFC Advisory Board

News   •   Sep 21, 2018 06:20 UTC

Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre (SSFC), whose mission is to support financial actors to shift capital to implement the global sustainability agenda, has announced its Advisory Board. Joining the Board are high-level executives from banks, pension funds, and experts on sustainable finance, among them Maria Håkansson, CEO at Swedfund.

Swedfund continues investing in renewable energy

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2018 06:44 UTC

Swedfund continues investing in renewable energy projects by committing to invest USD 15 million in shares of JCM Power. JCM develops, builds and operates solar- and wind power plants in developing countries.

​Swedfund and Agenda 2030

News   •   Jul 19, 2018 09:46 UTC

Agenda 2030 is based on the premise that all aspects of sustainable development are interdependent and cannot be solved separately. This is what we want to describe using the equation: Everyone’s effort is required. Swedfund’s contribution is to build sustainable businesses where they are most needed.

Equation 2030 – Capital that achieves the goals

News   •   Jun 26, 2018 11:29 UTC

To Swedfund, Agenda 2030 is a global equation. Our role in the equation is to finance and develop sustainable businesses in the world’s poorest countries. In Swedfund’s Integrated Report 2017 we report our results and our work towards the Global Goals.

Swedfund expands renewable energy portfolio with USD 15 million commitment to blended finance

Press Releases   •   Jun 25, 2018 06:59 UTC

​Sweden’s Development Finance Institution, Swedfund, continues to expand its portfolio within renewable energy by investing USD 15 million in the fund Climate Investor One. The fund develops, builds and operates renewable energy projects in developing countries. The fund’s pioneering blended finance structure seeks to leverage private capital to impact investments in emerging markets.

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