Mobilising green finance
Nefco finances private and public small and medium-sized projects that contribute to sustainable green growth and combating climate change – leading the way by using concrete examples. Everything we do is very hands-on and demonstrating impact by taking concrete action and supporting companies, cities and project developers on the ground.
Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa
The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) aims to stimulate and accelerate the emergency of new business models to incentivise the private sector to offer affordable and clean energy access at scale to people living in rural and peri-urban areas in sub-Saharan Africa.
Read more about the initiative.
Ukraine to be built back greener
Our funding activity
Funds managed by Nefco
We have active fund management assignments connected to green programmes ranging from the Arctic to Africa.
Nefco as an implementing agency
Nefco is working closely with several partnerships and global organisations, financing environmental and climate projects globally.
Our financing programmes and how they work together
We finance projects through our Investment Fund as well as several trust funds. Today, we manage both multi-donor and bilateral facilities, initiatives and programmes funded by Nordic ministries and governmental institutions, the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Baltic Sea countries. We are also implementing projects blended with grant financing from partnerships partly funded by the EU and the Green Climate Fund.
Nefco continues to comply with the requirements for managing EU funds
As an administrator of a number of trust funds and implementing agency for various multilateral programmes, it is important for us to comply with strict fiduciary standards. As one measure, we have successfully assessed our fund management operations against the nine pillars defined by the EU Financial Regulation.
Opening doors for green financing at scale
Nefco’s business concept is financing private and public small and medium-sized projects that contribute to sustainable green growth and combating climate change – leading the way by using concrete examples. Through our many innovative demonstration projects, we try to inspire the mainstream to follow our example and open doors for new larger investments and the mobilisation of green financing at scale. Everything we do is very hands-on, demonstrating impact – and impact potential – by taking action and supporting companies, cities and project developers on the ground.
We help Small and Medium-sized EnterprisesSMEs to grow Nordic green solutions in global markets through our global investments and the Nordic Project Fund (Nordic Project Fund, provides funding for Nordic SMEs for projects aiming at internationalisation within green growth and the environmental sector. NEFCO is the fund manager.Nopef). For public projects, we offer softer financing options, including grants, technical assistance and project support, to get them started. We blend our own loan funds with financing provided through us, to develop and prepare new public green investments, soften our loans and de-risk investment. By combining different financing sources available to us – our own funds and funds we hold in trust – we leverage projects and make them feasible and bankable.
Nefco holds substantial funds in trust from the Nordic governments, and is accredited by both the European Union and the Green Climate Fund. Our trust fund management complies with the highest fiduciary standards, and we have the necessary experience, competence and procedures to handle substantial trust fund assignments.
Our trust fund assignments
Number of trust fund assignments managed by Nefco
Total sum of trust fund assignments at the end of 2022
Where projects currently are being implemented