Frankfurt, July 27, 2023 – Finance in Motion, a leading impact asset manager, published its annual Impact Report. Focused on the theme “Behind the Numbers,” the 2022 edition not only points to the impact achieved throughout a very challenging year in the emerging markets covered by the funds Finance in Motion advises and/or manages, but also highlights the mechanisms and methodologies developed to deliver, measure and report on positive impact for people and planet. Behind each number is a big story – and Finance in Motion’s impact results tell the story of creating solutions for investors and investees alike since the asset manager’s inception in 2009. The nine funds Finance in Motion advises and/or manages have, as at 31 December 2022, invested a total of EUR 7.1 billion in green and social assets since their inception. By the end of 2022, these investments have contributed to avoiding more than 1.1 million tons of CO2 emissions annually, maintaining 1.1 million hectares under sustainable management, enabling 1.6 million loans to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and supporting 2.4 million indirect jobs in MSMEs.
Recognizing that financing is crucial but not in itself wholly sufficient for markets and individuals to thrive, in 2022 alone, Finance in Motion managed technical assistance facilities also delivered 523 technical assistance projects with a combined value of EUR 43.8 million, benefitting more than 86,000 people – staff from financial institutions, regulators, and business support organizations among others.
Finance in Motion Managing Director Sylvia Wisniwski said: “Transparent impact measurement and reporting are essential to our work. Numbers alone, however, do not always capture the full impact of our ambitions. In this year’s impact report, we demonstrate how Finance in Motion sets and is guided by meaningful indicators, how we create solutions for investors and investees alike, and how we deliver impact in terms of climate, biodiversity, and economic development. We are deeply grateful to our investors and partners who allow us to deliver these impact results - creating positive climate, biodiversity, and economic development outcomes.”
Click here to read “Behind the Numbers”, the Finance in Motion Impact Report 2022.
About Finance in Motion
Finance in Motion is a global impact asset manager focused exclusively on sustainable development in emerging markets and developing economies. The company structures, manages, and advises impact investment funds that bring together public and private investors to address climate change, strengthen biodiversity conservation, foster the sustainable use of natural resources, improve livelihoods, and promote economic opportunities.
Over the course of its operations, Finance in Motion has unleashed a cumulative total of EUR 7.1 billion toward these goals in Southeast Europe, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. Finance in Motion also manages technical assistance facilities to supplement these investments, providing support to investees, fostering responsible finance, and maximizing impact.
Through its 16 locally staffed offices that manage activities across more than 38 countries, Finance in Motion leverages its regional expertise and market proximity to help partners develop their businesses and demonstrate that sustainable and financial returns can go hand-in-hand. Impact is the heart of what the company does. An independent verification of Finance in Motion’s impact management system confirmed strong practices and a strong level of alignment with the Operating Principles for Impact Management.
Finance in Motion and its funds contribute to 13 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. All funds advised by Finance in Motion fall within the scope of Article 9 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). Finance in Motion is an alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) supervised by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority.
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