Professional impact investing in developing countries
Finnfund is a development financier. We build a sustainable world by investing in responsible and profitable businesses in developing countries.Read more
What does Finnfund do?
Finnfund offers equity, long-term loans and mezzanine financing to private companies operating in developing countries. We also provide expertise on investing in developing markets.
Profitability, sustainability and measurable development impacts are a prerequisite for all Finnfund investments.
Our emphasis is on clean energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture and financial institutions as these sectors make a significant impact on sustainable development. We make also investments in a range of other sectors.Read more
Finnish investment helps close the education gap in Africa
Finnfund has invested in Maarifa Education Group, a private tertiary education company operating in Sub-Saharan Africa. It offers high-quality programmes in labour market relevant studies of medicine, business, IT, law, and social-sciences, complementing public universities which can educate only a third of all applicants.
With the investment, Maarifa continues enhancing the quality of academic programs and student services at its universities. Maarifa has also partnered with a Finnish EdTech company Claned and uses its distance-learning platform for teachers and students.Read more about Finnfund's impact