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Swedfund selected to the UN PRI Leaders’ Group 2019

Swedfund selected to the UN PRI Leaders’ Group 2019

Press releases   •   Sep 13, 2019 12:28 UTC

For the first time The UN PRI has launched a Leaders’ Group to highlight leading practices in Responsible Investing. Together with 47 other institutional investors, Swedfund has been selected amongst more than 2,300 signatories.

Swedfund invests in healthcare through Quadria Capital Fund

Press releases   •   Aug 16, 2019 11:13 UTC

Today, 7 out of every 10 new hospital beds in Asia, are built by the private sector. With an investment of USD 15 million in Quadria Capital Fund II, Swedfund will reach the healthcare sector in South and South East Asia, through investments in areas such as healthcare services, pharma and laboratory businesses in countries like India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Swedfund invests in resource efficiency in India and Bangladesh

Press releases   •   Jul 05, 2019 08:22 UTC

​Over the past year Swedfund has assessed a number of investment opportunities in the resource efficiency space in order to broaden Swedfund’s scope within climate and further align Swedfund’s mission with the Paris Agreement. Swedfund, as one of several European development finance institutions, has now invested in South Asia Growth Fund II (SAGF II).

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

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 continues investing in renewable energy

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

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.

Swedfund’s Integrated Report wins international award

Swedfund’s Integrated Report wins international award

Press releases   •   Jun 07, 2018 07:21 UTC

Swedfund has been awarded the RI Award for Best Report by an Asset Owner: medium & small funds, for their Integrated Report at the RI Reporting Awards 2018, presented at RI Europe on Tuesday 5th June. The prize is given to institutional investment companies with transparent reporting. Swedfund was chosen among 2,500 world-wide reports.

Swedfund invests in TLG Credit Opportunities Fund

Swedfund invests in TLG Credit Opportunities Fund

Press releases   •   May 02, 2018 09:03 UTC

​Swedfund invests USD 10 million to enable small and medium-sized enterprises, SMEs, in Sub-Saharan Africa to access growth capital and thereby expand their operations. The investment is in TLG Credit Opportunities Fund (COF).

Swedfund invests in Kenyan bank with SME focus

Swedfund invests in Kenyan bank with SME focus

Press releases   •   Apr 26, 2018 07:30 UTC

​The Swedish Development Finance Institution, Swedfund, invests 5 million USD in the Kenyan bank Victoria Commercial Bank, VCB. The loan is directed at the bank’s small and medium-sized enterprises, SMEs, and is part of Swedfund’s mission to reduce poverty through sustainable business.

Swedish investment in renewable electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Swedish investment in renewable electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Press releases   •   Apr 13, 2018 07:00 UTC

​Sweden’s development finance institution Swedfund is investing SEK 126 million in the Evolution II Fund, which is focused on clean energy supply and resource efficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa. The investment will be used to develop, build and run power stations producing renewable energy. Other investors include the African Development Bank and several European development finance institutions.

​Swedfund is strengthening its support for small and medium-sized businesses in East and West Africa

​Swedfund is strengthening its support for small and medium-sized businesses in East and West Africa

Press releases   •   Feb 14, 2018 09:32 UTC

Sweden’s Development finance institution Swedfund has invested USD 10 million in each of the funds Advanced Finance & Investment Group (AFIG) Fund II and Catalyst Fund II. These funds, established in the expansive regions of West and East Africa, enable us to contribute to continued growth in small and medium-sized businesses, which are essential for increased job creation.

​Swedfund provides funding to Access Bank to support Nigerian agribusiness

​Swedfund provides funding to Access Bank to support Nigerian agribusiness

Press releases   •   Feb 09, 2018 08:52 UTC

The Development finance institution Swedfund is providing a loan of USD 10 million to Access Bank. Access Bank is one of the leading banks in Nigeria and the loan will be used for businesses operating throughout the entire agricultural value chain, which employs over half of the country’s workforce.

Swedfund contributes to responsible microfinancing in Cambodia

Swedfund contributes to responsible microfinancing in Cambodia

Press releases   •   Feb 06, 2018 09:38 UTC

​The Development finance institution Swedfund is investing in Cambodia’s largest microfinance company, Prasac Microfinance Institution Ltd (Prasac), through a loan of USD 15 million. The loan will be used for on-lending to the country’s micro businesses and SMEs, which account for the majority of jobs in the country.

Husk Power Systems receives $20 million investment from Shell, Swedfund, ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies to scale renewable mini-grid business in Africa and Asia

Husk Power Systems receives $20 million investment from Shell, Swedfund, ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies to scale renewable mini-grid business in Africa and Asia

Press releases   •   Jan 16, 2018 07:11 UTC

Husk Power Systems, a leading rural distributed utility company operating mini-grids in Asia and Africa, today announced a US $20 million equity investment* by Shell Technology Ventures LLC, Swedfund and ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies. Husk is now positioned to accelerate its growth to develop what the International Energy Agency estimates as a $190 billion mini-grid market leading up to 2030.

​Swedfund Strengthens its Commitment to Renewable Energy Asia Fund II

​Swedfund Strengthens its Commitment to Renewable Energy Asia Fund II

Press releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 07:42 UTC

Swedfund, Sweden’s development finance institution, has made an incremental commitment of MUSD 5 to Renewable Energy Asia Fund II (REAF II) and further strengthened its contribution to the build-out of renewable energy in developing Asian countries.

​Maria Håkansson named new CEO of Swedfund

​Maria Håkansson named new CEO of Swedfund

Press releases   •   Dec 06, 2017 14:35 UTC

Swedfund’s Board has appointed Maria Håkansson as the new CEO. Maria Håkansson joins Swedfund from Ericsson, where she was Vice President Internet of Things (IoT). Maria Håkansson has held a number of senior roles at Ericsson.

​Swedfund Finances Renewable Energy in Developing Asian Countries

​Swedfund Finances Renewable Energy in Developing Asian Countries

Press releases   •   Jul 11, 2017 09:24 UTC

Swedfund, Sweden’s development finance institution, is committing MUSD 10 to Renewable Energy Asia Fund II L.P. The fund invests in small and medium-sized renewable energy projects in South and Southeast Asia.

Swedfund continues to focus on renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Swedfund continues to focus on renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Press releases   •   Mar 24, 2017 07:32 UTC

​Swedfund, Sweden’s development finance institution, invests 13 MUSD in the fund Frontier Energy II. The fund focuses on small and medium-sized renewable energy projects, primarily in East Africa.

Swedfund promotes inclusive finance in Uganda and Tanzania

Swedfund promotes inclusive finance in Uganda and Tanzania

Press releases   •   Dec 14, 2016 08:56 UTC

​Swedfund, the Swedish development financier, invests USD10 million in Bayport Management Ltd (“Bayport”). The investment will improve access to financial services for people with low income, giving them the opportunity to get loans for, inter alia, education and housing.

Swedfund, H&M and DBL Group create 4,000 jobs in Ethiopia

Swedfund, H&M and DBL Group create 4,000 jobs in Ethiopia

Press releases   •   May 26, 2016 12:30 UTC

The development financier Swedfund and the industry group DBL establish a textile factory in Mekelle, Ethiopia, which will provide job opportunities for 4,000 people. H&M will be a long time buyer and support with expert knowledge in sustainable textile production.