The Serendra Group is a boutique advisory firm specializing in sustainable finance and strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. The firm helps clients build sustainable businesses in the region. We assist governments, multilateral organizations, sovereign wealth funds, development finance institutions, NGOs, private equity funds, corporations, and SMEs. We serve as strategic partner, board member, and most trusted advisor and coach to entrepreneurial CEOs, to assist our clients in strategy and execution, business development, governance, corporate finance, partnerships, fundraising strategy, investor and stakeholder relations, and complex negotiations. Serendra Group clients, past and current, all contribute in some way or measure to sustainable and inclusive development. Their activities encompass emerging markets growth private equity, blended finance, smart agri and biotech, healthcare, clean and renewable energy, media, healthcare, fintech and financial services, electric vehicles, online expert networks, and infrastructure development.

Purpose

The purpose of the firm is to help clients build sustainable businesses in the Asia-Pacific region.

Robert W. van Zwieten

CEO, The Serendra Group

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We believe it is vital to state clearly to the world the set of our beliefs about Inclusive Capitalism. As such, we start with our Statement of Guiding Principles for Inclusive Capitalism. Knowing that words alone are not enough, each of us is making a series of commitments about how we will operate our institutions so that they help achieve Inclusive Capitalism. These commitments are forward-looking statements based on current goals, expectations and assumptions, which are not guarantees of future performance. For more information, please refer to our Terms of Use

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Summary

The Serendra Group's CEO commits to serve as a pro bono Advisor on at least two Gender-Lens Investing firms in the Asia-Pacific region, to promote female economic empowerment, and inclusion by the end of 2021.

Objectives

Promote female economic empowerment and inclusion in the Asia-Pacific region. Promote good corporate governance in the Philippines.

Metrics & Targets

  1. Serve as a pro bono advisor to at least two gender-lens investing firms active in the Asia-Pacific region, by the end of 2021. The gender-lens investing firms should be majority female-owned and-operated, and have an established presence in one of Asia-Pacific’s emerging markets.
  2. Contribute actively as a Fellow to the Institute of Corporate Directors Philippines which champions good corporate governance in the country, and serve on at least two corporate boards in practical furtherance of this commitment, by the end of 2021.

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