Key figures

Nefco finances small and medium-sized green projects with with the aim to demonstrate new technologies or solutions with scale-up potential. We evaluate concrete project results and expect Return on Impact.

1,500 projects

that have been financed

80 countries

Total number of project countries

120 new projects

agreed in 2020

381 ongoing projects

at the end of 2020

29.5 million t CO2

reduced through Certified Emission Reductions in carbon fund projects

80% less nutrient pollutants

such as Phosphorus and Nitrogen as a result of wastewater projects

47% electricity savings

as a result of energy-efficiency projects in Eastern Europe

Funds assigned to Nefco since 1995

Nefco’s paid-in capital and retained earnings form the basis for its investment activities. The number of trust fund assignments for dedicated initiatives has also increased steadily, and at the end of 2019 Nefco managed funds for a total of EUR 598 million.

Total funds managed at end 2020


Investments and projects by sectors

The investments carried out in 2020 have a wide sector spread. The majority of Nefco’s investment activities are related to renewable energy and energy-efficiency measures. The number of projects related to resource efficiency and circular economy, as well as the agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors, is on the rise.

Agreed projects in 2020

Agreed projects in 2020


Active projects at the end of 2020

Active projects end 2020


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