Our Approach

The method to our momentum

At FinDev Canada, we value equality, inclusion and the environment. We’re building our success on a coherent strategy, placing economic and social development results at the forefront of all activities. By providing support to businesses in developing countries, we intend to have a favourable impact on poverty reduction through job creation, women’s economic empowerment, and climate change action. We achieve this by focusing on three priority sectors:

Agribusiness value chain

Including processing, storage, transportation and distribution

Green growth

Renewable energy, energy infrastructure, energy efficiency, water supply, water management, waste management, waste water management, bio-refinery products, green industrial production, and climate solutions focused on mitigation or adaptation

The financial industry

Particularly local financial institutions, as a means to reach local small and medium-sized enterprises

Financing and investment

FinDev Canada offers financial solutions such as debt, equity and guarantees to clients operating in developing countries that demonstrate sustainable social and economic benefits for local communities, with a focus on job creation, women’s economic empowerment and climate change mitigation. Our products are described below.

Loans

Direct medium and long-term, at both fixed and variable interest rates, with a repayment grace period where needed.

Investments

Direct, indirect (funds) or with partners. As an investment partner, we provide stable, long-term capital. We work with companies and fund managers to integrate sustainability in their core operations – building success for the long term.

Guarantees

To ensure access to international markets, we structure our guarantees to meet the specific needs of the borrower, the market and the targeted creditors.

FinDev Canada has a dual geographic focus, covering areas where Canada has the greatest strengths and experience, and where poverty is an ongoing challenge: Latin America and the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Our strategic approach aligns with the Government of Canada’s priorities—to stand out from the crowd, leverage partnerships, implement effective governance and decision-making, and grow a financially sustainable portfolio with an appetite for well-managed risk.

FinDev Canada is creating a niche through our nimble and innovative approach to business, focusing on the needs of private sector borrowers and companies investing in developing countries, all while concentrating on business activities that offer significant economic and social impact.