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Our Impact

SEAF’s impact strategy is led by its mission – to “Improve Lives and Communities Through Entrepreneur-Focused Investment” – and is driven by five pillars of activity:

  • Providing risk capital to growth stage, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging and frontier markets, seeking both financial returns & significant social and environmental impact
  • Targeting underserved markets
  • Delivering value creation support to investees to improve company performance
  • Making transparent, ethical and high-impact investments by promoting high ESG standards
  • Sponsoring Centers for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) which provide training, education, peer networking, global access to entrepreneur-backed SMEs
  • SEAF has a dedicated impact team that is responsible for working with all local fund managers to target, measure and communicate the impact which each such fund or facility seeks to achieve.

SEAF Impact


Thousand Quality Jobs


Million in PC Revenue Growth


SDGs Impacted

Ecoflora Case Study

SEAF’s impact process is designed to fully understand a company’s current and potential social and/or environmental impact and how SEAF’s investment can contribute to its improvement. The process and tools we use have been developed by internal and external research and adhere to several global frameworks and standards. The below case study of our investee company Ecoflora demonstrates our rigorous impact analysis, as creating measurable, sustainable impact is central to our investment activities, and we invest in companies like Ecoflora that contribute to their communities and the environment.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Alignment

SEAF’s impact investing strategy is fully aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which serve as a clear beacon for the benefit of communities and societies.

Learn more about SEAF’s alignment to the UN SDGs here.

Operating Principles for Impact Management

SEAF’s impact investing strategy is fully aligned with the Operating Principles of Impact Management (OPIM).

Learn more about SEAF’s alignment here.

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