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Survivor-centred prevention and response to gender-based violence and harassment

February 26, 2024

Corporate leaders and investors have been slow to treat violence against women as a major risk and mitigate accordingly. Yet gender-based violence is a widespread and pernicious issue that crosses cultural and socioeconomic boundaries and the cumulative costs are staggering, says Sweef Capital Managing Director Jennifer Buckley. The violence ranges from aggressive language and financial […]

Inclusive health insurance policies

February 20, 2024

Access to quality healthcare isn’t an an option; it’s a non-negotiable human right Disruptions such as the Covid-19 pandemic that disproportionately affected women worldwide emphasise the critical importance of healthcare insurance coverage and gender-specific health policies, says Sweef Capital Director, Rowena Reyes. Birgitte Bang Nielsen, Sustainability Director at Denmark’s Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), […]

Spotlight on Inclusion

February 13, 2024

Quantifying the value women business owners, leaders and employees deliver, especially in care-related activities, is one way to attract the capital and opportunities women need to thrive at work and beyond.  This grossly under-valued care contribution is now in the sights of policymakers, investors and entrepreneurs who recognise that taking ethical action to support women […]

Community engagement through CSR initiatives

February 06, 2024

Corporate social responsibility is now a core management concept where companies integrate social and environmental concerns into their business operations and stakeholder interactions. By applying an intentional gender lens to their systems, processes and activities, organisations can  expand their CSR impact while supporting women to progress their careers and access training and capital, says Brianna […]

Gendered approach to value chains

January 30, 2024

By better serving women as customers and employees, companies can differentiate themselves and unlock the untapped value of women along their value chains. Ingrained gender norms and stereotypes mean products and services often don’t meet women’s needs. Organisations can drive women’s economic empowerment through their value chains by reflecting women’s perspectives in design, strategy, sales, […]

Gender-responsive procurement

January 24, 2024

Women workers and business owners offer untapped value across supply chains Many businesses are missing an opportunity to tap a significant source of value creation: the millions of women in their supply chains. Governments increasingly use their massive buying power to prioritise women business owners and employees across their supplier networks. Corporations and businesses can […]

New SWEEF investment in Vilo Gelato to support women suppliers, job creation and food sustainability

December 21, 2023

December 21, 2023 (For immediate release) Sweef Capital has announced an investment by its Southeast Asia Women’s Economic Empowerment Fund (SWEEF) in Vilo, Indonesia’s leading artisan ice cream brand. Vilo was established in 2017 by co-founders Ms Jennike Veronika, Mr Vincent Kusuma and their two friends to address an identified gap in the market while […]

Ensuring better access to career development opportunities for women

December 19, 2023

It’s still an uneven playing field when it comes to career development opportunities for women. Leaders need to ensure training and development opportunities are considered and shared equally across an organisation, says Sweef Capital Director Rowena Reyes. For investor, international leadership coach and Sweef Capital Advisor Sylvie Matz, it’s important to support more women to […]

Sweef Capital strengthens team to support Southeast Asia growth strategy

December 14, 2023

December 14, 2023 (For immediate release) Sweef Capital has bolstered its team to support delivery of its deal pipeline of women-led businesses through mid-2024. The Singapore-based impact investment firm this month announced the second investment of its Southeast Asia Women’s Economic Empowerment Fund (SWEEF) in USM Healthcare, the first company in Vietnam to locally manufacture […]

SALT iConnections Asia 2023

December 13, 2023

Our Founder and Managing Director got invited to speak on a panel discussion at which focussed on healthcare in Asia. Jennifer Buckley joined the panel, Investing in Healthcare Innovation as part of SALT iConnections Asia summit in November in Singapore. Lily Jin introduced the Asian context following up on her recent research in inclusive healthcare […]