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Online 27.5.2021

International Financial Institutions – Opportunities for Sustainable Business

The webinar is free of charge but requires a registration.  

The participation link to the webinar will be sent to the registered participants closer to the event.


Further information

Ms. Kiira Kärkkäinen, Senior Advisor for International Project Funding, kiira.karkkainen (at), Mob: +358 50 520 6171
Ms. Hanna-Leena Harma, Manager - Inbound Delegations, hanna-leena.harma (at), Mob: +358 40 728 8730

Welcome to Business Finland’s Online Event
on International Financial Institutions
on Thursday, May 27, 2021
at 09:00 – 10:30

The International Financial Institutions (IFIs) provide a large and growing – yet underutilized – global market for Finnish companies and their partners. The IFIs account for some 150 billion USD of annual financial flows towards developing markets alone. This financing generates a wide range of both procurement and investment financing opportunities for private companies, while enhancing opportunities for developing sustainable business.  

Business Finland and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland are working closely together to help Finnish companies and their partners to better access the IFI financed business opportunities. Towards these ends, Business Finland is piloting an IFI service model in India, Indonesia and Turkey – and have developed a structured information package on the IFI financed business opportunities for Finnish companies and their partners. While we are still at the beginning of the IFI service model piloting, feedback and insights from companies for further dovetailing and improving our work would be much appreciated.
We welcome you to join the webinar to learn more about the new IFI service model we are piloting as well as about a few selected tools and initiatives towards the IFI financed opportunities – such as the new financing model of the Developing Markets Platform and the Mega Opportunities initiative.  

  • Welcoming remarks 
  • IFI financed market and related business opportunities 
  • Overview of the IFI service model 
  • Selected tools and initiatives building paths towards IFI financed opportunities 
  • Discussion
Who should attend

This webinar is meant for Finnish companies and their partners that are interested in procurement and/or investment financing opportunities especially in developing and emerging markets. The IFI financed procurement opportunities range from service provision to goods and large-scale infrastructure works. While most investment opportunities focus on large-scale projects, a few venture funding and networking initiatives have also emerged recently.

International Financial Institutions

The IFIs refer to large multilateral development banks, characterized by AAA-credit ratings and providing a major financing source especially to emerging and developing economies. Although not a bank as such, we also consider EU development financing in this framework – taking into account the position of the EU as a major financing source for the developing world.

Nordic Institutions

•Nordic Development Fund (NDF)
•Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO)
•Nordic Investment Bank (NIB)

European Union (EU) Institutions

•European Commission (EC)
•European Investment Bank (EIB)

World Bank Group

•International Finance Corporation (IFC)
•World Bank (WB)

Regional Development Banks

•African Development Bank (AfDB) Group
•Asian Development Bank (ADB)
•Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
•Caribbean Development Bank (CarDB)
•Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB)
•Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
•European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
•Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group
•International Investment Bank (IIB)
•Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
•New Development Bank (NDB)