Impact created through sustainable finance
Generating positive and mitigating negative environmental and social outcomes is central to what we do.
Investing for impact allows us to deliver not only risk-adjusted financial returns but also generate positive change for people and planet while contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Impact in numbers
We strive to create intentional impact for planet and people.
Through our sustainable investments we contribute towards promoting entrepreneurship, livelihoods, and green economy as well as building markets and systems. Click below to learn how we contribute to real world change.
Promoting entrepreneurship and livelihoods
1,397,127 loans facilitated to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and households
84,788 women-owned enterprises reached through MSME finance
2,911,534 indirect jobs supported in MSMEs receiving financing through a partner institution
2,939 direct jobs supported in investee companies receiving equity financing
52 % of loans facilitated in local currency to MSMEs and households
Promoting a green economy
896,624 hectares of farmland under sustainable management
3,400,000 tons of CO2 stored by (agro-)forestry activities
1,080,144 tons of CO2 saved annually
4,800,000 m3 of irrigation water saved
4,152,235 MWh of energy saved annually
1,167 MWh of renewable energy capacity supported
Building markets and systems
100% of investments in emerging markets
38 active investment countries
904 investments facilitated
EUR 1.7 billion private capital mobilized
82,401 people trained
The power of impact investing: impact stories
Keeping impact investments flowing
When the World Health Organization declared a pandemic in March 2020, Finance in Motion, like many companies, was obliged to transform its operations seemingly overnight. Business needed to go completely online – requiring an unprecedented reimagining of activities that had always taken place directly in the field
Managing positive impact & ESG risk
As an impact asset manager, our sustainable investments are geared towards generating positive environmental and social benefits.
But impact does not just happen. That is why we actively manage for impact throughout the investment cycle and in our organization. Our externally verified impact management system ensures that our funds for impact create tangible and measurable positive outcomes. We also actively implement ESG risk management, to manage, reduce and mitigate negative risks.
Our impact management practices are closely aligned with industry standards, particularly the Operating Principles for Impact Management, which Finance in Motion signed in 2019. As a signatory of the Principles, we annually issue a disclosure statement. In 2021, we underwent an independent verification. BlueMark, a specialized impact verification service provider, assessed our impact management system as advanced against the Impact Principles and current industry best practices.
In working towards making a positive difference for people and planet, we place a priority on effectively integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into our investment advice. In doing so, we align with industry standards and comply with sustainability regulation, including the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 (SFDR).
All funds under our advisory work towards a sustainable investment objective and therefore fall within the scope of Article 9 of the Regulation.
For fund-specific sustainability disclosures, please refer to the funds’ websites.
Impact Principles disclosures
Finance in Motion is a proud signatory of the Operating Principles for Impact Management (Impact Principles), the leading industry standard for integrating impact management throughout the investment lifecycle. The Impact Principles aim to instill a universally accepted standard around impact investing, assisting investors in identifying impact-managed investments and represent current best practices in the industry. As a signatory, Finance in Motion publishes an annual disclosure statement on its impact management strategy and practices.
Our impact commitments
As a committed impact asset manager, Finance in Motion is promoting impact innovations though contributing to various industry initiatives and networks:
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