Eeva-Maija Pietikainen, Head of Trade Finance and Country Risk at Finnvera, spoke with TXF CEO Dan Sheriff at the recent TXF Dealmakers event in Berlin. In this interview, they discuss Finnvera’s expanded mandate to support Finnish industry, its efforts to redirect trade flows with Russia, and the challenges that still prevent greater investment in Africa.
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Recent copper and cobalt mine development financings in the DRC by EKN and SEK from Sweden and African development bank TDB are likely to act as encouragement to other financial institutions looking to become more active in the country.
EKN’s Green Export Credit Guarantee to support exports that contribute to climate change mitigation is something new. Will Sweden’s ECA’s new product be a template, and where will it sit amid the constantly shifting hurdles of regulations and initiatives to support financing climate change mitigation and ESG?