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"How are impact investors thinking about addressing intentionality and accountability in their fund formation documents and what trends and challenges exist?" SEAF General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Kate Lahnstein recently had an opportunity to address those key questions in the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association's...

Last week, the Women Impact Investing Network (WIIN) and Georgetown’s Net Impact Chapter, with support from the Beeck Center, hosted a panel discussion to demystify impact measurement and management (IMM) and provide the latest insights and best practices from leading practitioners in the field. The speakers...

Our first post focuses on Jan Cherim, SEAF’s European Hub Managing Director for Business Development, based in Amsterdam. Jan has been involved in emerging and frontier markets finance for decades, frequently involving agribusinesses. Jan has been working in recent months with various organizations dedicated to...

CEO Bert van der Vaart explains why SEAF focuses its work on what he refers to as “The Missing Middle” - small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). In 1989, the founders of SEAF noticed that while development financial institutions were supporting large-scale projects, but no one...

“The business of business should not be about money,” writes Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop. “It should be about responsibility.” This was how a report in Financial Times began this past week. The article, which discussed the increase in the number of ESG exchange-traded...