How we invest

Our investments target scalable solutions that meet people’s needs and drive value through diversity and inclusion.

Our overarching investment thesis is that high growth impact opportunities deliver competitive risk-adjusted returns and improve peoples’ lives in ways that benefit our region.

Sweef Capital systematically targets opportunities that respond to underserved markets and challenges in our region.

That drives our focus in sectors such as healthcare, education, food products and services, business services and climate resilience which represent key areas of unmet need for access to goods and services and align with one or more of the United National Sustainable Development Goals.

We identify enterprises with significant growth potential where impact is integral to the way that the company is led and operated and its value chains.   Our active post-investment support contributes to strategic and operational performance including through targeted improvements in sustainability and diversity.

Investing in Diversity

Our strategies focus on diversity and gender equality as drivers of value that deliver strong returns to our investors and improve lives and livelihoods of women and communities in Southeast Asia.

Sweef Capital employs data driven strategies to unlock the economic power of women and value-creation potential of our investments.

Our industry leading approach creates a multiplier effect improving sustainable livelihoods, promoting quality education, creating decent work, fostering good health, and increasing economic growth.

Our cross cutting focus on sustainability, diversity and quality work highlights areas where social and environmental challenges and unmet needs present strong investment opportunities. enables us to engage actively with portfolio enterprises and other stakeholders to drive value creation, mitigate risk and achieve greater reach into areas of unmet need and potential of women, girls and other under-represented groups.

What do we look for in our partners? 

Led by women

Led by women

Businesses founded and led by women, often responsive to the needs of their community.

Removing the ~US$1.48 trillion financing gap that is a barrier to growth and innovation for women entrepreneurs could unlock between US$2.5 and $5 trillion.

Sources: IFC and BCG

Powered by women

Powered by women

Businesses operating in growth sectors with a high prevalence of women, especially in the labour force.

Women represent more than 50% of the workforce in growth areas including health, education and sustainable food.

Source: McKinsey

Meeting women’s needs

Meeting women’s needs

Businesses providing vital products and services that meet the unmet needs and wants of women and girls.

The consumer power of women is growing. Women are expected to control ∼75% of discretionary spending worldwide by 2028

Source: BCG

Demonstrating excellence

Demonstrating excellence

Businesses already demonstrating a commitment to gender equality in areas including pay equity, leadership and benefits.

Enhanced workforce and leadership participation for women to a drive virtuous cycle in value creation.

“Companies who fail to increase gender diversity are carrying inherent risk in their business.”

Hiro Mizuno, Former Chief Investment Officer of Japan’s Government Investment Pension Plan, now UN Special Envoy on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments