IFU IS DRIVING CHANGE
By providing risk capital to commercially viable companies, IFU is driving the change towards more sustainable societies
Development aid cannot stand alone. In order to create sustainable societies in the developing world, private capital and investments are vital. This is also the conclusion in the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set forward by the UN to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.
IFU is addressing the effect on society in all projects and only if a project is deemed commercially viable and has a positive development impact, we decide to enter.
Creating jobs and paying taxes
Commercial viability secures that the business is making a profit on invested capital and can continue to operate; creating jobs, producing important goods and services and paying taxes to society.
The spin-off is increased income for workers, transfer of knowledge, company sponsored employee training, interaction with local business as well as funding for the public sector in the host country, which can be used for education, healthcare and investments in e.g. important infrastructure.