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Finnfund expects responsibility, impact and profitability of its investees

Investments in profitable business projects

To meet the Sustainable Development Goals, developing countries need massive investments in clean energy, infrastructure and businesses that create proper jobs.

However, the challenging business environment of many developing markets often makes it difficult for businesses to mobilise financing that can stand the risks.

Finnfund and its partners help make these crucial investments happen. Our focus is on the poorest countries, where the need for financing is greatest, and where the impact of investments is most significant.

Finnfund offers businesses equity, long-term investment loans, mezzanine financing and expertise on how to invest in the developing markets.

We expect all our investees to operate in a profitable and environmentally and socially responsible manner and deliver measurable development impacts in their target countries.

We put special emphasis on sectors that are critical to sustainable development, namely renewable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture and financial institutions. We do invest in other sectors as well.

Each year we make 20-30
new investments totaling
200-250 million euros

How we invest

Finnfund invests in profitable business projects when they advance sustainable development and are implemented by responsible businesses operating or being established in developing countries.

Sectors

Finnfund puts special emphasis on sectors that are critical to sustainable development, namely renewable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture and financial institutions.

We do invest in other good projects as well when they match our investment strategy and meet our requirements.

Current investments

At the end of 2019 Finnfund’s portfolio contained 183 investments in 52 countries. Learn more about our investments here.

 

Investments in gender equality

Development finance institutions (DFIs) are playing an important role in providing capital to support gender equality, the value of women in leadership and markets and women’s economic empowerment worldwide.

Climate investments

Mitigation of climate change and support for adaptation to it are among Finnfund’s key objectives and development achievements. This is also reflected in Finnfund’s focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation activities, with investments in renewable energy, sustainable forestry, and agriculture and financial institutions.

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We invest only in developing countries as defined by OECD/DAC.

Our financing can be in the form of equity, mezzanine financing or debt.

Our investments

At the end of 2019 Finnfund’s portfolio contained 183 investments in 52 countries.