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Finnfund in brief

Finnfund (the Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd) is a Finnish development finance company with the mission of creating a better world by financing responsible companies in developing countries.

Curbing and adapting to climate change and eradicating poverty call for private investments. The UN estimates that developing countries will need up to USD 2,500 billion of investments annually to meet the sustainable development goals.

Finnfund and its professional partners support the implementation of these vital investments in a responsible and profitable way.

Finnfund offers long-term risk-financing for companies operating in developing countries. Investment criteria include profitability, sustainability and positive development impacts in the target country. The returns are channelled back into other Finnfund projects in developing countries.

Finnfund finances both greenfield and expansion projects that generate positive development effects in developing countries and thus support Finland's development policy goals. The companies could also cooperate with Finnish companies.

We focus on sectors with sustainable development, such as clean energy production, sustainable forestry, agriculture and the financial sector.

We provide equity investments, long-term investment loans and over 35 years of experience in investing in developing countries (see Finnfund’s financial instruments).

At the end of 2017, Finnfund’s portfolio and undisbursed investment decisions total approximately 719 million euros  in 171 projects in 39 countries.

Support for project preparation can be applied from Finnpartnership, a business partnership programme operated by Finnfund and funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Finnpartnership provides Finnish companies with advisory services and Business Partnership Support.

Finnfund is a member of Team Finland network and EDFI, the umbrella association of European Development Finance Institutions.

Finnfund’s shareholders are the State of Finland 93.8 percent, Finland’s export credit agency Finnvera 6.1 percent and the Confederation of Finnish Industries 0.1 percent.