19 March 2015
Press Release - Finance in Motion becomes a member of the FNG
Finance in Motion, a global leader in impact asset management and technical assistance for development finance, has become a member of the Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG – Forum for Sustainable Investment).
The FNG works on increasing the awareness of sustainable investment as well as on promoting the transparency and quality of sustainable financial products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It was founded in 2001 and currently has over 190 members.
“Joining the FNG, the leading association for sustainable investments in German-speaking countries, is an important step for us,” says Sylvia Wisniwski, Managing Director of Finance in Motion. “This is a unique opportunity for us to engage the sustainable investment community and exchange our experiences and views with like-minded organizations.”
Sustainable investment is the umbrella term for investment activities that aim at promoting responsible, ethical, social and environmental objectives and all other investments that take environmental, social and governance criteria into account in their investment origination and monitoring processes.
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About Finance in Motion
Finance in Motion is an impact asset manager exclusively focused on development finance and manages investment vehicles to promote sustainable economic, social and environmental development in emerging markets and developing countries. Finance in Motion has over EUR 1.3 billion of investor commitments under management (as at 31 December 2014) leveraging development aid through public private partnerships. In line with the development mission of each fund, Finance in Motion develops partnerships with eligible financial institutions and projects covering debt, mezzanine and equity, as well as non-financial advisory services (technical assistance). Finance in Motion has offices in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, and in a further 13 cities covering its operations in Southeast Europe, Caucasus, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Latin America. Finance in Motion currently provides asset management and technical assistance management services to the following development finance vehicles: the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) – finance for micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSME finance); the Green for Growth Fund, Southeast Europe (GGF) – energy efficiency and renewable energy; the SANAD Fund in the Middle East and North Africa region – finance for micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSME finance) and employment creation; and the eco.business Fund – preservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources.
For more information, please visit www.finance-in-motion.com
About the FNG
Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG), the industry association for sustainable investment in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, represents more than 190 members working to promote sustainability in the financial sector. Members include banks, investment companies, rating agencies, financial advisers and academic institutions. FNG promotes dialogue and the exchange of information between the worlds of business, academia and politics and has been working to improve the legal and political framework for sustainable investments since 2001. FNG awards the Transparency Logo for sustainable mutual funds, publishes the FNG Sustainability Profiles, and is a founding member of the European umbrella organization Eurosif.
For more information, please visit www.forum-ng.org
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