Doing Sustainable Business with Finland seminar brought together Finnish and Dominican companies interested in sustainability

2 December 2021

Finnpartnership organised together with its partners a Doing Sustainable Business with Finland seminar focusing on water, waste and green energy in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. The seminar brought together over 60 companies and other organisations interested in doing sustainable business and it helped to create promising discussions between Finnish and Dominican companies.

The seminar was organised in collaboration with Finland’s Roving Ambassador for the Caribbean, Finnish Water Forum, UNDP Dominican Republic, CONEP, FASD, AIRD, ECORED and ADIE on Wednesday, 17th of November in the capital city Santo Domingo. The seminar had altogether over 60 participants. Four Finnish companies attended in person, while around ten Finnish companies took part in the event with a visual presence on the virtual event platform.

The seminar commenced with opening remarks by Ambassador Pertti Ikonen and the main local organisers CONEP and UNDP, after which there were other expert presentations. The event included presentations about sector-specific opportunities and challenges by local expert organisatons AIRD, ADIE and FASD. Water, waste and green energy all offer diverse possibilities for Finnish companies in the Dominican Republic, and the expertise of Finnish companies in these sectors aroused a lot of interest in the local participants.

Picture of the group discussions


At the second part of the seminar, the participants were divided into three groups (water, waste and green energy), where they had the chance to discuss sector-specific challenges and opportunities as well as collaboration possibilities with other participants in the same sector. The discussions were vivid in each group and interesting collaboration possibilities were found between companies.

The virtual platform of the event will stay open for 6 months after the seminar and the participants of the seminar can utilize the platform to get to know other participants’ profiles and to map out collaboration possibilities even after the event.    

If you are interested to hear more about business opportunities in the Dominican Republic or available partner candidates, please get in touch with Finnpartnership (!


Finnpartnership wants to thank all partners and participants for an excellent seminar!


Group photo of the participants

Pictures: UNDP