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Bringing together executives of Africa’s most promising, fast-growing agribusiness

Last week, the African Cheetahs Roundtable was held in Nairobi, Kenya. Development finance institutions FMO, IFC, and Finnfund brought together executives of Africa’s most promising, fast-growing agribusiness companies (the “Cheetahs”) for a thought-provoking, interactive two-day roundtable. Exclusively for this roundtable, Prof. Peer Ederer analyzed strategic challenges faced by Cheetahs and explored solutions with the participants. Based on his […]

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Financial service providers boost women’s careers and entrepreneurship

Finnfund invests 10 million euros in the Advans Group, an international microfinance group, and 10 million US dollars in Bank of Georgia, leading universal bank in Georgia. Both investments strengthen women’s financial and economic position, and qualify for the 2X Challenge, a G7 initiative to mobilise financing for women’s empowerment. Since 2018, the 2X Challenge […]

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Modern agricultural technology increases productivity in Madagascar

The company JTF Madagascar SARL was established by the Italian renewable energy company Tozzi Green SpA in 2010 and is specialized in sustainable agriculture activities such as food crops and essential oils. Tozzi Green practices large-scale agriculture in Madagascar on an area of about 8,000 ha total, where it mainly cultivates corn and soybeans for […]

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Sustainable teak and cocoa plantation in Nicaragua scores top impact points

A project to expand FSC certified teak and UTZ certified cocoa plantations in the rural Siuna region of Nicaragua scores exceptionally high points in Finnfund’s development impact assessment. The high score is based on the project’s contribution to carbon capture, protection of fauna and curbing deforestation as well as the various social impacts, such as […]

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Season’s Greetings!

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We are looking for an Investment Manager and an Investment Analyst

Are you an ambitious finance professional ready for a new challenge in a global environment? Do you want to be a part of the growth and future success of the leading impact investor in Finland? You could be the next Investment Manager or Investment Analyst at Finnfund. Investment Manager In this (Senior) Investment Manager role […]

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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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