How small steps can create greater impact
Focus on projects with high demonstration value
Our financing is targeted at small and medium-sized private and public projects (SMPs) with demonstration value. Many of the numerous SMPs financed by NEFCO are characterised by a pioneering spirit and aimed at testing the application of Nordic green solutions with up-scaling possibilities in local, non-Nordic circumstances. Projects with a high demonstration value have the potential to grow and generate environmental impact that is orders of magnitude greater than our investment. The ultimate goal is to find solutions that benefit the environment and climate in a cost-efficient way.
Providing high additionality
By connecting stakeholders and various financiers to relevant projects, we can provide high additionality and help our owners, other financiers, partners and customers to reach their environmental and sustainability goals.
Our risk financing for small projects, growth-phase companies and risky geographical areas supplements financing offered by the larger IFIs and other financiers. We also facilitate hands-on environmental advice and capacity building to enable our smaller customers and beneficiaries to become better at mobilising additional finance.
Our environmental criteria and guidelines
We welcome project proposals, which aim at generating positive environmental or climate-related results. Each and every project enquiry and application sent to us is assessed from an environmental point of view by our team of environmental experts.
Projects improving the ecological situation in the Baltic Sea, the Barents and the Arctic regions are of special interest to NEFCO. We are also willing to invest in projects that help to boost the implementation of Nordic green solutions on a global scale. We prioritise projects, which generate positive environmental or climate-related impact not only in the project country but also for the Nordic region as a whole.