Our Vision

We have a bold, ambitious and achievable vision for investing in the future we want for our children and communities and in the vital role women play in shaping that.

We created Sweef Capital to be a trusted flagship for quality investment at scale that improves peoples’ lives and showcases the potential of women and of Southeast Asia.

We educate the market about the potential of Southeast Asia as a destination for capital that has a real impact.

Our investment approach is focused on thematics and strategies that will contribute to achieving a prosperous, resilient, inclusive and sustainable region that offers a multitude of opportunity.

We created Sweef Capital to be a trusted flagship for quality investment at scale that improves peoples’ lives and showcases the potential of women and of Southeast Asia.

That cannot be achieved without increasing choice and opportunity for women in ways that deliver measurable benefit for them, their communities and for markets.

By investing in companies addressing challenges they face today, we can create investment opportunities people can get behind to be part of the solution

We believe in the universal intent of the United National Sustainable Development Goals.

Return on Impact

Our focus is creating measurable improvements in Resilience, Opportunity and Inclusion for people and communities, particularly women.

We bring rigour and collaboration to achieving measurable improvements in:

Resilience

Resilience

As measured by access to quality services, improved food security, safe and healthy workplaces, income and business performance.

Opportunity

Opportunity

As measured by improvements in education and in skills and professional development, quality jobs, avenues for advancement and leadership, and access to capital, choice in employment.

Inclusion

Inclusion

As measured by workforce participation, integration in value chains.

Our investments are selected to contribute positively to sustainable development and are actively managed and measured to optimise impact.

Each product we bring to market has clear portfolio level performance goals across one or more of these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Sweef Capital investments are selected to contribute positively to sustainable development and are actively managed and measured to optimise impact.

Each investment we make is assessed for its capacity to avoid harm, deliver benefit to stakeholders and contribute solutions that meet the needs of people and our planet. We work actively with our portfolio enterprises to set performance- based goals that link to our portfolio level goals and SDG related targets and measures and their impact on outcomes for women and girls.

Setting the Standard

We are informing the global agenda in gender equality with leading tools and benchmarking.

We apply diversity measures and benchmarking through the investment selection and life-cycle to identify enterprises committed to women’s economic empowerment and gender equality and track their progress and improvements post-investment.  Our investment team had leadership role in developing the Gender Equality Scorecard © 1 designed to measure and improve gender equality performance and economic performance at enterprise level.

Pay Equity

Pay Equity

Gender-diverse Leadership & Governance

Gender-diverse Leadership & Governance

Safe & Healthy Workplace Environment

Safe & Healthy Workplace Environment

Women’s Workforce Participation

Women’s Workforce Participation

Benefits & Professional Development

Benefits & Professional Development

Women-Powered Value Chains

Women-Powered Value Chains

1: © Small Enterprise Assistance Funds 2018, licenced for use by Sweef Capital

“Development is about transforming the lives of people, not just transforming economies.”

Joseph Stiglitz, Economist and Nobel Laureate