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How Norfund is additional

Norfund makes investments that are additional to those that would otherwise have been made in the market. In other words, we invest where there is a shortage of capital and expertise. The objective of being additional has two dimensions:

1. We contribute to more investments in poor countries and projects because Norfund is willing to assume more risk and costs than most private investors

2. We contribute to better investments,because Norfund gives priority to projects with strong development  effects and enhances these effects through active ownership, high requirements for social and environmental standards for and support to the development of the enterprises.