The Norrsken22 invests in tech startups across the African continent, with fintech, healthcare and education as key target sectors. The fund, backed by leading tech founders, is about to make its second investment
The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa is expanding its geographical reach in its aim to bring clean, affordable, off-grid energy access to millions of households and support the growth of commercially sustainable businesses across the continent
A bid to save the Baltic Sea led to the founding of the world’s first green investment bank. To date, the Nordic Green Bank Nefco has helped more than 600 innovative companies to scale their businesses globally.
A growing demand for sustainable fashion prompts brands and retailers to change the way they work. The Good Fashion Fund wants to give manufacturers access to capital and expertise to scale up the new way of making clothes.
The founder of Swedish fintech company Klarna set up the Norrsken Foundation because he saw that NGOs’ dependency on private donations was stifling innovation. The foundation’s CEO explains their raison d’etre.
In Finland, social impact bonds are showing success in tackling long-term employment. Jussi Nykänen, a co-founder of FIM Impact Investment, the first impact investment fund management company in the Nordics, explains how.