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In brief: Swedfund seeks ESG manager in Nairobi

The role involves investment due diligence and portfolio monitoring for Sweden’s DFI.

Swedfund, Sweden’s development finance institution, is hiring an ESG manager for its Nairobi office.

The role reports to Swedfund’s head of ESG and impact, Johanna Raynal, and is for a fixed term of 12 to 15 months. It will involve conducting ESG due diligence for potential investments, implementing ESG action plans and monitoring ESG performance in the investor’s portfolio, and will necessitate travel across Africa and to Europe, according to the job listing.

Swedfund invested SKr2.2 billion ($260 million; €220 million) into externally managed private equity funds in 2020.

Swedfund’s Nairobi office has four people and its Stockholm office has 48 people – including Raynal and three further ESG managers Kristin Sjöblom, Corinna Hornwall and Stephanie Persson.