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Year selected: 2019

Access to electricity – at any cost?

Juho-Uusihakala

Sustainable Development Goal 7 aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. Some progress has been made but Sub-Saharan Africa remains a challenge. International Energy Agency recently published data showing that, for the first time in modern history, the global population without access to electricity is below 1 […]

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Looking for synergies behind microfinance and impact investment

Ulla Huotari

Greetings from London and AFSIC! The annual event focuses on matching investors to investment opportunities in Africa. I was honoured to be invited to the panel discussion around impact investment and microfinance. I was also proud to represent the DFI’s point of view in general as we at Finnfund value our microfinance investments from impact […]

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Stronger focus on investing in fragile environments

Ari Nironen

Did you know that it is estimated that more than half of the world’s poor will be living in fragile states by 2030? That is why fragile states are at the core of development financiers’ (DFIs) mission to alleviate poverty. It is an important goal for us to provide sustainable, good jobs particularly for young […]

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