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Fighting Climate Change Through SMEs

SMEs are often overlooked as part of the solution to climate change, despite having an enormous impact on their communities and local economies. Attention is primarily given to investing in climate mitigation (renewable energy) and resilient infrastructure for adaptation. What we are overlooking is that SMEs can create local solutions that drive adaptation and build resilience to climate change, becoming agents of climate resilience themselves, if given the right tools and investment, which they currently do not have.

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Agents of Resilience: Entrepreneurs Creating Sustainable Climate Solutions, Part II

Creating sustainable climate solutions has never been more critical. Entrepreneurs in emerging markets are a powerful yet often under-leveraged tool and are daily addressing the climate and social challenges of our time. Our CEO Agnes Dasewicz shares how SEAF’s investee company Kingo is playing a critical role in creating an equitable energy transition that is truly inclusive, making real, measurable change in communities in Central America.

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SEAF and CEED 2020 Impact Video

This new video narrates the typical journey of our entrepreneurs and the impact of our interventions in 2020!

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Agents of Resilience: Entrepreneurs Creating Sustainable Climate Solutions, Part I

Creating sustainable climate solutions has never been more critical. Entrepreneurs in emerging markets are a powerful yet often under-leveraged tool and are daily addressing the climate and social challenges of our time. Our Co-CEO Agnes Dasewicz shares how SEAF’s investee companies are playing a critical role in building climate resilience and justice around the world.

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2021 Agribusiness Dealroom Launch: Investing in Resilience and Sustainable Food in Africa

Our Co-CEO Agnes Dasewicz shared SEAF’s experience investing in and building the resilience of SMEs in Africa, setting the tone for engagement in this year’s Dealroom and modeling how investors should view and support their investees.

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De-risking the establishment of SMEs through Credit & Finance

As the African population is growing at a rate of 2% per year, with 80% of the population
employed by SMEs, our Founder and Co-CEO Bert van der Vaart shared SEAF’s perspective on access to finance for African SMEs that will not only enable their own growth and sustainability but also increase the shared prosperity of their communities and the larger economy.

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Building Resilient SMEs in a Post-COVID World with Agnes Dasewicz and Meriem Zairi

Co-CEO Agnes Dasewicz and Managing Director Meriem Zairi participated in the Sorenson Impact Summit highlighting SEAF’s proactive business model to support and build resilience in SMEs throughout the pandemic to set them up for post-COVID success and sustainability.

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SEAF Global Gender Lens Emergency Loan Finance Facility Invests in Georgian Basket

Washington, DC – March 10th – The SEAF Global Gender Lens Emergency Loan Finance Facility (“C19F”), an investment vehicle focused on addressing the devastating effects of COVID-19 on SMEs supporting women through the pandemic, has closed an investment in Georgian Basket, a restaurant and retail…

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SEAF Colombia Agribusiness Fund Invests in Kingo, Leading Renewable Energy Company in Latin America

Bogota, Colombia – February 12, 2020  – The SEAF Colombia Agribusiness Fund is pleased to announce it has closed an investment in Kingo, a renewable energy company dedicated to installing, distributing and maintaining prepaid solar energy to homes and businesses in communities beyond the reach of…

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