Our most important asset is the skills and engagement of the Norfund team!
Insight and diversity
Norfund has Norway’s largest team specialized in investing in developing countries. Three quarters of Norfund employees work directly with investments.
Our employees have diverse backgrounds, with knowledge and experience relevant to our investment areas, including experience in development finance, project management, industrial and financial expertise and ESG competence. Norfund has invested in developing countries since 1997, and continuously builds and develops the expertise needed to invest and manage risks in order to succeed as an investor.
Diversity is not just a core value for us – it is our strategic value. It gives us insights that helps us better understand opportunities and risks.
In addition we have employees with specialist competence in organisation and HR, legal, strategy, communication and finance.
Variety in cultural backgrounds, competency, age and gender make us think differently, approach challenges differently and identify solutions from a broad perspective. Diversity gives us insight that helps us better understand opportunities and risks.
To succeed, we need to be present in our markets. In addition to having head quarters in Oslo, we are present in Bangkok, Nairobi, Cape Town, Accra and Costa Rica. Our teams have regional networks and connections, understanding of the local business environments, companies and the political context in the countries we invest in.
The Norfund team is driven by our mission to create jobs and improve lives. We work hard to achieve our mission. We are eager to find the best solutions. We continuously improve the way we work. We frequently meet and collaborate and we have a lot of fun together.
The Norfund Week
Every fall we arrange the Norfund week, our annual strategy meeting for all Norfund employees. This week of training, collaboration, hard work and fun is a highlight for all of us and an important arena to retain and develop the Norfund culture. The week is also a great introduction and opportunity for new employees.
The Norfund Conference
The Norfund Conference is arranged once a year. The conference is an important opportunity to show our stakeholders what Norfund does and how we contribute to development and the fulfillment of our mandate.
The Norfund Way
As a responsible investor, Norfund is committed to act in accordance with applicable laws and with the highest ethical standards, every day. We call it the Norfund Way.
The Norfund Way includes five values and forms the basis for our corporate culture as well as our Code of Conduct. The aim is to establish a corporate culture that is specific and concrete, and that describes what type of attitudes and actions we believe promote Norfund’s mandate the best.