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Finnfund expects all its investments to be profitable, environmentally and socially responsible and produce measurable development impact in their target countries.
Finnfund puts special emphasis on sectors that are critical to sustainable development, namely renewable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture, financial institutions and digital infrastructure and solutions.
We do invest in other good projects as well when they match our investment strategy and meet our requirements. We also have special focus on investments that advance gender equality and which mitigate climate change and help people in developing countries adapt to it.
We are looking for
- Environmental and social responsibility
- Measurable development impact
Good to know about Finnfund financing
- We invest only in developing countries as defined by OECD/DAC
- Our financing can be in the form of equity, mezzanine financing or debt.
- Finnfund’s share in new companies is always smaller than the share of the project sponsor but can be greater in expansion investments.
- We only invest in privately owned business.
- Our financing is always on market terms.
- Ticket size varies from one million to 25 million euros.
- Our financing can be in either euros or in US dollars.
1. Contact Finnfund’s investment team
We have 30 impact investment professionals in Finnfund.
Contact the person responsible for your business sector (click the name of the sector and select your contact).
Associate Director, Head of Energy and Infrastructure portfolio
tel. +358 40 568 0578
tel. +358 40 822 8296
tel. +358 40 759 6479
Associate Director, Head of Digital Infrastructure and Solutions
tel. +358 50 566 4653
Head of Nairobi Office
tel. +254 798 862 768
Senior Investment Manager, Head of Agriculture and Forestry portfolio
tel. +358 40 866 8642
Associate Director, Head of Financial Institutions portfolio
tel. +358 45 113 0547
tel. +358 41 536 5631
(healthcare and education)
tel. +358 50 339 7726
Senior Investment Manager
tel. +358 40 547 8848
Chief Investment Officer
tel. +358 40 525 3024
Associate Director, Head of Funds portfolio
tel. +358 50 369 4039
tel. +358 44 013 1291
tel. +358 40 193 2668
tel. +358 400 504 360
Business Development Manager
tel. +254 757 248 789
2. Present your project plan
For project appraisal, we will need a project plan developed by the client. We advise you to contact us already when designing the project as our experts have considerable experience on business operations in the developing markets.
For project appraisal, we need a project plan developed by the client. Read more for instructions.
3. Assessment of environmental and social responsibility
Environmental and social requirements are determined case-by-case.
At the start of the process, we make sure that projects meet Finnfund’s basic environmental, social and governance standards. Environmental and social responsibility assessments also help set the terms of funding.
4. Development impact assessment
The development impacts are assessed before the investment decision and during the entire life cycle of the investment.
This ex ante assessment focuses e.g. on the strategic relevance of the project, the importance for the market development of the target country, and the financial and other additionality of Finnfund’s participation. It is also important to assess the impacts from the perspective of the poor and women.
5. Investment decision
We strive to keep our investment process swift and flexible. Investment decision is usually taken within 3 to 4 months from first contact. The final investment decision is taken by the Finnfund Board of Director based on proposals from the Finnfund management. The Board usually meets once a month.
At the end of 2020 Finnfund’s portfolio contained 2016 investment decisions in 53 countries. Learn more about our projects by clicking on the map.