IFC (International Finance Corporation) and Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited The Switch premises in Vaasa to get a first-hand look on what companies can do to innovate for a greener future. The visit was arranged in relation to Finland’s EUR 114 million investments into a climate fund.
This fall, Finland and IFC set up a joint climate fund aimed to support renewable and clean energy solutions and climate projects in developing countries. According to the agreement, a total of EUR 114 million will be channeled by Finland into the fund.
In December 2017, IFC and Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs organized a series of seminars and workshops in Helsinki and Vaasa with the purpose of educating industry stakeholders about the new agreement and what new opportunities it opens for Finnish companies.
From The Switch, Dag Sandås, CFO, participated in one of these events, aiming to discover what the agreement means for The Switch in particular.
In connection with the seminar, IFC and the Ministry also visited The Switch premises in Vaasa. The main visitors were Nena Stoiljkovic, IFC’s VP from Washington, and Ilkka Saarinen, Deputy Director General from the Ministry.
“Our visit to The Switch was extremely inspiring: it was great being on-site to concretely see the innovative solutions and technologies offered by your company,” said Nena after the visit.