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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.

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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.

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Our investments

At the end of 2018 Finnfund’s portfolio contained 181 investments in 45 countries. Learn more about our projects by clicking on the map or through the link below.

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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.

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