About Swedfund

We are the Development Finance Institution of the Swedish state. Our goal is to eliminate poverty by creating sustainable business in some of the world’s toughest and most promising growth markets.

Our organisation

Today we have a staff of 37. Our membership in EDFI – in combination with intensive networking with businesses, organisations and authorities – enables us to offer knowledge and experience of the entire investment cycle.

  • Staff

    Swedfund has a staff of 37. 33 at our head office in Stockholm and four in Nairobi.

  • Our Board of Directors, MD and auditors

    Our board, nominated by responsible ministry (since January 1 2015, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation), includes a Chairperson and seven members. The members have extensive experience of corporate governance, financial operations, international aid, operational experience from developing countries as well as high financial qualifications.

    Our Board of Directors, MD and auditors
  • The Network EDFI

    As a bilateral DFI – Development Finance Institution – Swedfund is one of 15 members of the European network EDFI where all institutions work towards a common goal.

    The Network EDFI
  • Our Swedish network

    Strong networking enables us to fight poverty on a broader front and obtain faster results.

    Our Swedish network

Governance and guidelines

We should contribute to the goals of Sweden’s politics for global development (PGU). We should participate to financially, socially and environmentally sustainable investments, which create better living conditions for people living under poverty and suppression.

  • Guidelines and policies

    A continuous dialogue with our owner, partners and other stakeholders is essential to carry out our mission. Beside our own and the State's policies and guidelines, we align with and follow a number of international policies, frameworks, guidelines, commitments and policies.

    Guidelines and policies
  • Swedfund’s Strategic Sustainability Goals

    Swedfund’s four strategic sustainability goals are based on our mission - poverty reduction.

    Swedfund’s Strategic Sustainability Goals
  • UN PRI & UN Global Compact

    In 2012, Swedfund made a commitment to participate in both the UN Global Compact and the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, UN PRI.

    UN PRI & UN Global Compact
  • Corporate Governance

    The Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation has the owner’s responsibility for Swedfund since January 1, 2015. However, The Foreign Ministry has continued responsibility for relevant issues and development policies.

    Corporate Governance
  • Shareholder's Meetings

    Next Annual general meeting of the shareholders vill be held on April 27, 2018.

    Shareholder's Meetings
  • Governance Report


Download and read Swedfund’s reports, accounting and fact sheets. If you have any questions or if you need further information, please contact Amelie Alte.

  • Published the Dec 12 2017

    Investing for a Greener Future

    Over the past few years, the 15 EDFIs have greatly increased their investments in climate projects. This brochure illustrates a few projects

  • Published the Sep 20 2017

    Fact sheet Decent work

    A decent work is the way for people to lift themselves out of poverty. That is why job creation is central to Swedfund’s work in developing sustainable business.

  • Published the Sep 20 2017

    Fact sheet Gender equality

    It is only when women participate on equal terms at all levels in society that we can achieve sustainable development. This includes the business sector. That is why Swedfund focuses on equality issues.

  • Published the Sep 20 2017

    Fact sheet The Environment and climate

    The climate crisis must be solved if our planet is to continue to be habitable. A functioning planet is an essential condition for business.

Annual reports

  • Published the Jul 3 2017

    Swedfund Integrated Report 2016

    Let's Accelerate Agenda 2030

  • Poverty Reduction Through Sustainable Business - Swedfund's Integrated Report 2015

    Swedfund’s Integrated Report 2015 is a fully integrated annual report.

  • Published the Jun 16 2015

    Sustainable Business - Swedfund's Integrated Report 2014

  • Published the Nov 12 2014

    Swedfund Interim Report as per 30 September 2014



For news and press releases, please visit our Pressroom at Mynewsdesk, where you can also find images and contact information.

Director of Strategy and Communication: Karin Kronhöffer phone +46 8 725 94 38.

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