Finance in Motion wins “Asset Manager of the Year” at Environmental Finance’s IMPACT Awards 2022

Frankfurt am Main, 13 December 2022 – Finance in Motion was named Asset Manager of the Year in Environmental Finance’s IMPACT Awards 2022. The leading sustainable investment magazine awarded Finance in Motion the accolade in the “large” category, which recognizes and rewards the work of impact asset managers with impact investments of USD 500 million and above. This marks the second time Finance in Motion has received this prestigious award, having previously won Asset Manager of the Year in 2020.  

The award recognizes Finance in Motion’s commitment to advance the impact investing market while making significant contributions to people and planet.  

Engaged exclusively in impact investing since its founding in 2009, Finance in Motion currently advises or manages nine funds that address climate change, strengthen biodiversity conservation, foster the sustainable use of natural resources, and promote financial inclusion. Achievements by the end of 2021 included fostering environmental impacts and economic development by financing activities that contributed to the sustainable management of nearly 900,000 hectares of land; savings of over 1 million tons of CO2 on an annual basis; and financing more than 1.3 million loans to small businesses and households; supporting nearly 3 million jobs. 

The funds are active solely in emerging markets, served by 14 regional Finance in Motion offices in Southeast Europe, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. Finance in Motion’s on-the-ground teams ensure that the funds from investors are channeled right where they are needed for maximum impact. 

Finance in Motion Managing Director Sylvia Wisniwski said: “We are excited to be recognized again in the prestigious IMPACT Awards for our sound impact management practices. Finance in Motion is strongly committed to building markets for people and the planet, and this accolade is a clear indication that our mission to make a sustainable, positive difference is helping to fuel the expansion of this sector. We remain dedicated to designing innovative solutions to today’s most pressing development problems and triggering a social and environmental impact by strengthening both businesses and financial sectors in emerging markets.”

Read more about Finance in Motion’s selection, here. 

For more about the IMPACT Awards 2022, visit: Environmental Finance   

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 6.5 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.

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