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Year selected: 2019

Finnfund’s Impact Report 2018 now available

Finnfund has published its annual Impact Report that collects the development impact of the portfolio for year 2018. The report concludes for example that Finnfund’s direct investments supported 56,000 jobs, produced 6,500 GWh clean energy, sequestrated 517,000 tons of carbon dioxide (tCO2) and produced 25 million chicken. Connecting two large wind power plants, Lake Turkana […]

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Finnfund’s USD 10 million investment makes telecommunications in Lebanon and Guinea more reliable and energy-efficient

IPT PowerTech Group is an energy solutions provider combining specialized energy-efficient solutions with innovative telecom infrastructure. With financing from Finnfund, DEG, Proparco and European Investment Bank, IPT will modernize the energy supply infrastructure in Lebanon and Guinea. The hybrid solution utilizing solar panels and storage media will save up to 40% of energy and reduce diesel […]

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Finnfund invests new government loan fully in gender and climate projects

The Finnish government has granted Finnfund a loan of 210 million euros from the state budget for 2018 and 2019 (read foreign ministry press release). Finnfund will invest the full amount in climate action and women’s empowerment in developing countries. “With this government loan, we can invest over 100 million euros in companies that boost […]

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Finnfund invites comments on the draft Sustainability policy

Finnfund is updating its Sustainability policy and would like to offer all interested parties the possibility to comment on the first draft. We would be grateful for any feedback and improvement ideas. The updated Sustainability policy will act as an “umbrella policy” covering environmental and social sustainability, corporate governance and impact. The policy draft can […]

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EDFI partners with the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative to drive climate finance in emerging markets

The Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI) and the Association of European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) today announced a partnership that will advance the public-private collaboration vital to closing the climate finance gap in emerging markets. EDFI and the CFLI will engage their members with the aim of building project pipelines, managing risks, and broadening opportunities […]

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Finnfund’s investment boosts the expansion of aquaculture in Zambia

Finnfund supports the expansion of Yalelo Limited, an integrated tilapia aquaculture company in Zambia with a 6 million US dollar equity investment. It is the first direct investment by Finnfund in Zambia. Yalelo is the largest aquaculture company in Africa, producing 12,000 tons of tilapia annually. With the investments from Finnfund and Dutch FMO, Yalelo […]

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We are looking for a Portfolio Officer

Finnfund is a Finnish development financier and professional impact investor. We build a sustainable world by investing in responsible and profitable businesses in developing countries. Each year we invest 150–200 million euros in 20-30 projects, emphasising renewable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture and financial institutions. Today Finnfund’s investments and commitments total about 800 million euros, […]

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2X Challenge: G7 development finance institutions mobilize close to USD 2.5 billion to global women’s economic empowerment

One year after the launch of the 2X Challenge at the G7 Charlevoix Summit, development finance institutions (DFIs) of the G7 countries have already mobilized USD 2.47 billion in gender-smart investments. With new members having joined the challenge and a set of criteria defining what it means to invest in women, the momentum to advance […]

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Haemme HR-assistenttia

Finnfund on suomalainen kehitysrahoittaja ja ammattimainen vaikuttavuussijoittaja. Rakennamme kestävämpää maailmaa sijoittamalla vastuullisiin ja kannattaviin yrityksiin kehitysmaissa. Sijoitamme vuosittain 150-200 miljoonaa euroa 20-30 projektiin, painottaen uusiutuvaa energiaa, metsätaloutta, maataloutta ja rahoitusalaa. Yhteensä Finnfundin sijoitukset ja sijoituspäätökset ovat noin 800 miljoonaa euroa, puolet niistä Afrikassa. Yhtiöllä on noin 80 työntekijää. Lisätietoja osoitteessa www.finnfund.fi Haemme HR-tiimiin oma-aloitteista ja yhteistyötaitoista […]

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Finnish investment helps close the education gap in Africa

Finnish development financier Finnfund is investing 7 million US dollars in Maarifa Education Group, a private tertiary education company operating in Sub-Saharan Africa. Maarifa Education 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. Despite the […]

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