Frankfurt, 10 August 2022 – Finance in Motion, one of the world’s leading impact asset managers, has released its annual Impact Investment Report, entitled “Building Markets”. The report explores the importance of equipping markets and ecosystems with the resources and capacities to tackle social and/or environmental challenges to support deep and long-term impact at scale – in contrast to a transaction-based investment approach.
The impact funds Finance in Motion advises and manages have cumulatively invested EUR 6 billion in green and social topics in emerging markets by the end of 2021. In addition to this financing, in 2021 alone the funds managed 480 technical assistance projects with a value of EUR 35 million.
Social and environmental impact supported through the funds’ investments at year end 2021 included 2.2 million indirect jobs supported in micro, small and medium enterprises, more than 1 million tons of CO2 saved annually and 897,000 hectares under sustainable management. In addition, more than 80,000 people – staff from financial institutions, regulators and business support organizations among others – were trained.
“Building Markets” explores Finance in Motion’s approach as an advisor and fund manager to building markets, both where it invests and impact investing overall. The asset manager accomplishes this by providing holistic solutions engineered using tailored and dedicated financing and capacity building in its target markets while contributing to the growth of the impact investing market by creating innovative investment solutions and fostering collaboration and leadership within the industry overall.
Finance in Motion Managing Director Sylvia Wisniwski said: “Our mission is to harness the power of finance to address the world’s social and environmental challenges. We remain committed to driving positive change, no matter how much pressure our markets come under and what challenges arise. The events unfolding in 2021 and 2022 have proven that we continue to walk alongside our partners during their entire journey. Playing an active part in building the impact investing market and strengthen the markets in the many countries in which we invest for sustainable prosperity and growth – it is our raison d’être.”
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 6 billion toward these goals in Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, Latin America, 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 35 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.
For more information, please visit us at: www.finance-in-motion.com
You can also follow us on Twitter @financeinmotion and on LinkedIn
Media contact Finance in Motion
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Phone: +49 69 / 271 035-171
Fax: +49 69 / 271 035-110