The fi‑compass Blog

Stories of how financial instruments have an impact on the ground

The Alter'NA guarantee
27 January 2021
The Alter'NA guarantee fund – financing sustainable agriculture in Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Thanks to the Alter'NA guarantee fund, hundreds of farmers in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region have already successfully implemented sustainable agriculture projects.

Poland - Mountain 2
27 January 2021
Poland's National Fund for Social Entrepreneurship helps social economy enterprises in difficult times

Honorata Szatanik and Piotr Stachulak who are managing the cheese producing social cooperative Serowa Kraina in Rajcza, a village close to the border with Slovakia, tell us how the EUR 22 000 National Fund for Social Entrepreneurship loan supported their activities in difficult times.

Energy-saving renovation hero
27 January 2021
Energy-saving renovation: good for the planet…and for the wallet
Thanks to the Lithuanian Government’s ambitious Energy Efficiency (EE) renovation programme, which uses ERDF financial instruments, more than 3 000 multi-apartment buildings have been renovated so far in the country, while more than 1 000 projects are in various stages of preparation.
IFRRU - letters
10 November 2020
IFRRU 2020: where there is a will, there is a way

Casa dos Reclamos, a modern digital design production business received an IFRRU 2020 loan that allowed it to expand its product lines, grow its workforce and invest in new sustainable production processes.

9 November 2020
EquiFund, Greece: the power of equity financial instruments

Three successful trade sales in Greece, Think Silicon, Pushme and Instashop have enabled EquiFund financial intermediaries to exit their investments, whilst at the same time securing additional investment to support further growth and expansion of more companies.

The Hague
8 November 2020
Energy transition in The Hague

’Just do it’ says Ton Overmeire, City of The Hague, when asked if he has any advice for cities and managing authorities thinking about using financial instruments to support the energy transition.

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