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20 September 2019

Finance in Motion Joins Global Climate Strike

Frankfurt, September 20, 2019 – Global impact asset manager Finance in Motion has encouraged employees to join millions around the world calling for action against climate change. The movement has rallied support from people of all ages, nationalities and industries to demand that governments and businesses in particular take swift and decisive action on climate justice and ensure our environment and resources are no longer exploited.  As a leading impact asset manager focusing exclusively on sustainable development, Finance in Motion believes climate change is a reality which needs to be urgently addressed. 

Developing and advising funds that promote climate change mitigation and adaption, biodiversity conservation and sustainable land use is integral to Finance in Motion’s operations. The company strongly believes that it is only by adopting a holistic approach that it ensures future generations live in a prosperous and thriving society and environment.  

Since Greta Thunberg’s climate change activism last year which has continued to grow worldwide, Finance in Motion has also shown solidarity for the global #FridaysForFuture movement by signing the “Entrepreneurs For Future” initiative, joining the more than 2,000 German entrepreneurs from a wide variety of sectors calling for strong measures to protect the climate. The initiative organizes meetups with other likeminded entrepreneurs to create actionable solutions that tackle climate change. 

Finance in Motion Managing Director, Florian Meister said: “Climate change is currently the most significant risk for humanity in terms of potential damage and likelihood of occurrence and therefore protecting the climate requires immediate and decisive action. As signatories of the Entrepreneurs For Future initiative, it is our responsibility to take care of our planet – our home. As a company we carefully craft funds whose central aim is to deliver returns to society and the environment as well as to investors. Yet, we also put our mouth where our money is and that is why we are supporting the #climatestrike.” 

Elvira Lefting, also Managing Director at Finance in Motion added: “The work we are doing is meant to make life for both people and the environment better for future generations. It is up to us now to also demand policy changes which support combatting climate change. This event comes days before world leaders meet in New York to discuss the climate crisis, and so joining the other millions protesting will send an unequivocal message to those in power to create actionable steps that save our world from further irreversible damage to our environment.”

About Finance in Motion 

Finance in Motion is a global impact asset manager focused exclusively on sustainable development in low and middle-income countries. The company develops and advises impact investment funds whose blended finance structures bring together public and private investors to promote economic prosperity, social development, climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation. 

Over the course of its operations, Finance in Motion has unleashed a cumulative total of over EUR 4 billion toward these goals in Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, Latin America, the Middle East, and North Africa. In addition to investment activities, the funds also provide technical assistance to support investees, foster responsible finance, and maximize impact in the countries they serve. Finance in Motion furthermore makes selected direct investments in impactful enterprises that share the company’s values. 

Through its 17 offices that manage activities across more than 30 countries, Finance in Motion helps partners develop their businesses and demonstrate that sustainable and financial returns can go hand-in-hand.

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Media contact Finance in Motion 

Merle Römer
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Phone: +49 69 / 271 035-171