Solving Problems & Shaping Opportunities

While at the 2017 World Cornerstone Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, we asked impact investor Anna Ryott to answer questions about her career and experiences for the May edition of In the Lead. Ms. Ryott currently serves as Managing Director and CEO of Swedfund, the Swedish Government’s development finance institution. In this position, she oversees the Swedish Government’s impact investing in emerging markets. Ms. Ryott was a featured speaker during the conference plenary, ”Solve Problems: Shape Opportunities.”

Could you tell us about Swedfund’s work in emerging markets?

Swedfund has worked in the world’s most challenging regions since 1979. Our mission is to fight poverty through sustainable businesses. We have about 75 percent of our investments in Sub-Sahara Africa and focus on three sectors: finance, energy, and manufacturing and service. We invest in equity,…

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