About us

“Charitable Investments are no different than any kind of investment. They require thorough due diligence, commitment, engagement, and nurturing for maximum results and impact.”

- Paul, 3W Founder

Pioneered by an asset management investor, 3W uses a financial approach to maximize impact: carefully evaluating each project, taking a long-term position, and actively engaging with the organization through iteration and implementation….all while trying to be patient. One thing we have learned is that truly transformative models take time.

Our story began in 2005, when Paul Leander-Engström founded 3W. Paul’s ambition was to apply his business skills and financial success to support models of transformative change. Today, 3W has a very engaged and competent board to support and govern the organization. Our board members offer a mix of expertise in business competence, investment management, and an intense interest in development theory and practice.

Meet our Board

3W Founder and Chairman of the Board

Paul Leander-Engström

Following a successful career with focus mostly on Russia, Paul joined forces with Jacob Röjdmark, and founded Ture Invest in 2007. Ture Invest is the leading direct lender in the Nordic countries. Paul is the chairman of 3W, a board member of Ture Invest, Virunga National Park and T3 Kenya, as well as a published writer. A mini-series based on one of his books hit the small screen in 2019 and was nominated for the Golden Nymph Award at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. Paul is a graduate of Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm University Law School, and the Military Intelligence and Interrogation School in Uppsala.

3W Managing Director/Board Member

Kirsten Poitras

Kirsten began her career with Procter &  Gamble where she held numerous brand management positions. Wanting to get involved in International Development and poverty alleviation, she went on to study International Affairs at The Fletcher School in Boston and received her Master’s in 2009. Kirsten is a member of the 3W and Ture Invest boards in Stockholm, a director for the T3 Recycling board in Kenya and ENLA Haiti, as well as a board observer for OMC Power in India. Kirsten has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from the University of San Diego.

3W Board Director

Jacob Röjdmark

Jacob is founder and CEO of Ture Invest, the Nordic leader within direct lending. Prior to founding Ture Invest in 2007, Jacob held several senior positions at AB Industrivärden between 1996 and 2006, including Head of Research and Head of New Investments. Jacob was also a member Industrivärden’s Management Team. Before that, Jacob was Associate Director at Indosuez Capital and Head of Credit at the bank’s Nordic operations between 1992 and 1996. Jacob has been on the Board of Directors of several companies including TTS Pass AB, Selected Brands AB, Future Eyewear Group AB, AB Svensk Bilprovning, Establish AB and DHJ Media AB. Jacob holds an M.Sc. in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.

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Annual Reports

Latest Report

Cumulative Disbursements

+$42M

For the year ended December 31, 2021. Amount in U.S. dollars.

+30 Investments

Debt (35%), Equity (25%), Grant (40%)

Areas of Focus

Education ($3M), Climate Solutions ($18M), Conservation ($8M), Smart Agriculture ($11M), Sustainable Business Development ($2M)