August 24 – September 14
Esplanade PVM, Montréal

Highlighting Potential:
Private Sector Investment in Emerging Markets

About the exhibit

We know that if the world is going to make real progress on the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris commitments, the private sector has to be a major player. We also know, however, that business in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs) is challenging. This is why FinDev Canada wants to bring visibility to the opportunities and potential that EMDEs bring. In so doing, we also have the opportunity to challenge traditional perceptions of these markets.

This exhibit portrays the diverse realities of Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, our focus regions for the past five years. It also looks forward towards our expansion into the Indo-Pacific as part of Canada’s strategy for the region. To achieve this, we partnered with talented local photographers whose work offers an authentic depiction of our markets and clients.

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The clients featured in the exhibit are from:

Our Partner

FinDev Canada has partnered with The Everyday Projects to leverage the talent of local photographers in our selected regions to capture the photos featured in the exhibit.

The Everyday Projects uses photography to challenge stereotypes that distort our understanding of the world. They are creating new generations of storytellers and audiences that recognize the need for multiple perspectives in portraying the cultures that define us.

Our Selected Clients

About FinDev Canada

FinDev Canada is Canada’s development finance institution (DFI). We provide a range of financing and investment, including blended finance solutions, to mobilize private capital in and into emerging markets and developing economies. We align with Paris Agreement commitments and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our efforts to mobilize private investment in and into emerging markets and developing economies are guided by our commitment towards:

Women’s Economic Empowerment:

Mainstreaming gender equality to support women’s economic empowerment, reduce inequalities, and improve business performance

Market Development:

Developing markets to support quality job creation, access to finance, products, and services that raise living standards and add value to local and regional economies

Climate Action:

Building low‑carbon and climate‑resilient economies, including through sustainable infrastructure

2X Challenge:

The 2X Challenge is an initiative that seeks to support businesses that provide women in emerging economies with access to leadership opportunities, quality employment, and products and services that enhance their economic participation and inclusion

Technical Assistance Facility:

Targeted grant support to private sector clients that, directly or indirectly, improves their development outcomes, addresses gaps in knowledge or tools and seeks to support the business environments in the countries, regions, or sectors in which we operate

SDG 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

total quality jobs supported
MSMEs financed
SDG 5. Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

quality jobs for women
women-owned MSMEs financed
SDG 9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

people received improved access to tools and services
SDG 7. Affordable and Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy

GWh of clean energy produced
SDG 13. Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

of total investments in Climate Finance
tCO2e sequestered emissions

Visit the Exhibit August 24 – September 14, 2023

Esplanade PVM

Montréal, Canada

To complete your experience, visit our outdoor exhibit to see more photographs of our clients.

Esplanade PVM Montréal, Canada