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November 17, 2020 – SEAF’s Jennifer Buckley, a Senior Managing Director based in Singapore, has been named to Real Deal’s Future 40 Diversity and Inclusion Leader’s List. The list recognizes “key individuals in the [private equity] asset class who have made or are making a...

Mainstreaming Gender Equality Scorecard© Across Development Funds and Private Funds Industry Request for Expression of Interest   Date of EOI: 17th November 2020 Closing Date: 13th January 2021, 5 PM EST   SEAF is pleased to announce this opportunity to invite leading academic and research institutions (“Academic Partner”) to respond to...

SEAF publishes GES© Manual to Enhance Women’s Economic Empowerment Framework DOWNLOAD THE GES© Manual HERE: www.seaf.com/ges-manual LOCATION – 14 July 2020 At today’s Closing and Commitments session at the Gender Smart Virtual Programme, Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (“SEAF”) announced that their women’s economic empowerment journey has reached...

By Bert van der Vaart, SEAF co-founder and CEO While the COVID-19 crisis continues to spread on a scale never before seen, many in international development and impact investment should start thinking of what comes next. The economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis for the emerging...

Gender equality is an enabler and accelerator for virtually all the Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”). Gender equality is a goal in its own right (SDG5), but cuts across all 17 SDGs and is reflected in 45 targets and 54 gender-specific indicators (UNDP, 2019). Women's Economic...

Building a Strong Demonstration Effect to Catalyze Capital towards Women Economic Empowerment Initiatives Gender Financing Gaps The financing gap to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries is estimated to be $2.5 - $3 trillion per year, according to United Nations Development Program’s and UN...

Manila, The Philippines - 5 March 2020 - SEAF has announced its first investment in the Philippines as SEAF Women’s Opportunity Fund (“SWOF”) has invested in Ellana Cosmetics Pte Ltd (“Ellana Cosmetics”), a fast-growing skin first cosmetics brand established by founder-formulator, Theresa Buenaflor, as a...

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