Water engineers setting up water pipes on a construction site in Africa
Tackling climate change, which has the strongest negative impact on the world’s poorest, and reaching the targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals require innovations and scaling up of existing solutions. This situation presents a business opportunity for companies providing smart solutions for the pressing problems that are needed in developing markets. Many Nordic companies and organisations have the knowledge, technology and know-how to cater for those needs, however, a high risk is involved for small and medium-sized companies and organisations to expand their operations into developing markets.
This seminar will present Nordic financing instruments that help sharing the financial risk of entering new markets or testing new products, services or business concepts that support sustainable development and help mitigate the effects of climate change. The event includes an opportunity for networking with the other participants and the event organisers over light lunch.
09.30 Arrival and coffee
Senior Advisor Jeppe Falck, Confederation of Danish Industry
10.10 IFU - Sustainable Investments in Developing Countries
VP of Climate Investments Reik Müller, IFU
10.30 NEFCO - Financing for Nordic SME’s & green projects
Investment Officer Søren Rasmussen, Nordic Development Finance Corporation (NEFCO)
10.50 Nordic Climate Facility - Financing climate solutions
NCF Manager Emeli Möller, Nordic Development Fund
11.10 Energy and Environment Partnership Africa (EEP) – Early stage financing to innovative clean energy projects
EEP Manager Charles Wetherill, Nordic Development Fund
12.00 Light networking lunch