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SEI annual report

Annual report 2023

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SEI annual report

Annual report 2023

Get an inside look at SEI’s achievements in 2023 with our annual report. Learn about SEI’s funders and partners, get a snapshot of the year in facts and figures, and discover stories about how our commitment to impact delivered change.

Published on 18 April 2024

Download  SEI Annual report 2023 / PDF / 15 MB

We have continued to invest in strategic and operational leadership to ensure our people are effective at navigating change, supporting and directing staff, and connecting strategy to operations on the ground.

Måns Nilsson
Måns Nilsson

Executive Director, SEI Headquarters

2023 in numbers

SEI operated 300+ projects in 120+ countries, increased our workforce to 343 employees from 232 in 2018, and saw a rise in annual financial turnover to SEK 415 million.

The map shows the number of projects under way in countries around the world, with darker shades indicating where there is the highest number of projects.

Finance and funding

SEI receives support from a wide variety of sources, and is proudly committed to full financial transparency. Find out how SEI was funded in 2023.
Graph showing the top 5 funders. SIDA is our largest donor with 117 million SEK.

Strategy for action

Explore six dynamic change stories that highlight our impact in industry, governance and communities worldwide.

Bhupender Yadav, India’s Minister of Labour and Employment, and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, with Romina Pourmokhtari, Sweden’s Minister for Climate and the Environment, at the signing of the Joint Declaration on the India-Sweden Industry Transition Partnership.

Innovation in industrial transitions

Explore how SEI’s LeadIT initiative is pioneering low-carbon transitions in heavy industries globally through robust partnerships and innovative strategies, setting new standards for public-private collaborations aimed at reducing emissions in steel and cement sectors.

Strengthened decision-making for climate resilience

SEI enhances flood risk management on the Thailand-Myanmar border through improved early warning systems and comprehensive hydrological models, building resilience against climate-induced disasters and supporting community preparedness.

The SEI team interviews local people in Mae Sai about the impacts of the flooding and their response, December 2021.

Sustainable consumption strategies in Sweden

Discover SEI’s Consumption Compass tool, which aids Swedish municipalities in mapping household emissions to foster targeted policies and infrastructures that support significant reductions in consumption-based emissions.

Commodity sourcing and deforestation prevention

Learn about the Trase initiative’s role in mapping commodity supply chains, offering crucial data that enables businesses and campaigners to ensure their operations and sourcing strategies are deforestation-free, promoting biodiversity and sustainable practices.

Geospatial data on deforestation from soy expansion in Brazil produced by Trase. Trase’s data monitoring and analysis helps businesses, campaigners and regulators to better address the risk of deforestation in soy supply chains.

Roadmap for low-carbon transformation in Morocco

SEI’s collaboration with Morocco to develop a long-term, low-emissions strategy showcases how integrated policy evaluation and stakeholder engagement can set a course for net-zero emissions by 2050.

Empowering women in Uganda through dairy training

SEI’s work in western Uganda through the AgriFoSe2030 programme empowers women farmers by training them in hygienic milk production and value addition, boosting local economies and promoting gender equality in agricultural practices.


SEI Annual report 2023 / PDF / 15 MB

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