The activities of NL Agency are carried out in five thematic divisions. NL Energy and Climate Change strengthens society by working on energy and climate solutions for the future. NL EVD International stimulates international business and cooperation and promotes a positive image of the Netherlands abroad. NL Innovation helps Dutch businesses to innovate, by providing finance, advice and contacts. NL Environment stimulates the achievement of sustainability goals by creating alliances, assessing environmental legislation and providing finance, information and advice. NL Patent Office grants patents in the Netherlands, informs about the patent system and represents Dutch interests in European and international organisations.