IFU invests in financially viable companies, contributing to the green transition as well as economic and social development.
Investments are made on commercial terms in the form of equity and loans. The purpose is to contribute to the green transition, economic and social development in the investment countries and to support the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
IFU has invested in 1,325 companies in more than 100 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and parts of Europe. Committed investments total DKK 235 billion, of which IFU has contributed DKK 26 billion.
Neither aid, nor business grants
IFU is an independent government-owned fund offering risk capital to companies in developing countries and emerging markets.
IFU is not a provider of aid or business grants. We work on a commercial basis, because we believe that business investment is a good way to create lasting improvements.
Furthermore, IFU is fund manager of a number of other investment funds, including the Danish SDG Investment Fund.
Good business for developing countries
Total investments to date amount to DKK 235bn, of which IFU has contributed close to DKK 26bn. This has helped to create and preserve close to one million jobs in the host countries, and IFU has contributed to the establishment of more than 2,000 megawatts renewable energy. In addition, IFU’s presence has resulted in transfer of knowledge and technology, the employees have received training, economic activity has been accelerated and a source of income through e.g. taxes has been created for the host countries.
All investments must support the green transition and contribute to poverty alleviation and reduced inequality. Furthermore, IFU has a strong focus on the project companies’ corporate social responsibility to ensure, among other things, that employees are given proper working conditions and that a project company’s production is socially and environmentally sustainable.
Invests with Danish trade and industry
IFU has a broad investment mandate and also invests with Danish companies in developing countries. Over time, IFU has co-invested with more than 900 Danish companies. In the vast majority of cases, the project companies established in developing countries have been a success, making a positive contribution to the overall performance of the co-investing Danish company.
The Danish companies have gained access to new markets and at the same time contributed to making a positive difference in the developing countries.Show more Show less