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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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Finnfund funds microloans for poor women in rural India

Finnish development financier Finnfund will make a EUR 15 million investment in Indian company Annapurna Finance Pvt Ltd, which offers microloans and related financial literacy education, mainly to poor women in rural India. The loan makes it possible for Annapurna to offer its services more widely in India. This is Finnfund’s first project eligible for […]

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OP and Finnfund to establish Finland’s first global impact fund

OP and Finnfund will establish Finland’s first impact fund that will invest into emerging markets. The OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I will promote the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in a measurable way while providing an attractive return for investors. As a new type of fund in the Finnish market, OP Finnfund […]

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Finnfund finances energy efficient solar power solutions in Nigeria’s banking sector

Finnish development financier Finnfund has signed a pioneering 5 million US dollar long-term senior debt financing to Starsight Power Utility Limited group. Starsight offers solar-diesel-battery hybrid generation and efficient cooling and lighting solutions to commercial and industrial clients throughout Nigeria. Starsight’s solution will cut the customer’s use of fossil fuels by up to 70% thanks […]

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