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07 August 2020

Finance in Motion publishes disclosure statement for Operating Principles for Impact Management

Frankfurt, August 7, 2020 – Finance in Motion has published its first disclosure statement on how the impact asset manager’s activities align with each of the Operating Principles for Impact Management (OPIM) – a set of global standards that was launched last year as a common framework for managing investments that aim to achieve a positive social and environmental impact. 

Engaged exclusively in impact investing since its founding in 2009, Finance in Motion currently advises or manages five funds, with multiple sub-funds, focused on addressing climate change, strengthening biodiversity conservation, fostering the sustainable use of natural resources, improving livelihoods, and promoting economic opportunities. In the disclosure statement, which covers 100% of Finance in Motion’s assets under advisory and management, the company details how its approach to achieving these goals upholds the nine principles outlined in the OPIM. As a signatory, Finance in Motion will publish such a disclosure statement on an annual basis. 

Finance in Motion Managing Director Sylvia Wisniwski said: “We at Finance in Motion are pleased to see the impact investing industry grow; it shows an increasing awareness that financing can be used for good. Now we need to ensure transparency and accountability to allow investors to make informed decisions – and to further grow the market with integrity. The mandatory disclosure statement that each and every of the now more than 100 signatories will have to issue, is a supportive tool in this endeavour. That is why we welcome the traction gained by the OPIM and became a signatory in the first place: to demonstrate our commitment to transparent impact measurement and management.”

The disclosure statement can be downloaded by visiting www.finance-in-motion.com/publications

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 address climate change, strengthen biodiversity conversation, 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 nearly EUR 5 billion toward these goals in Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan 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.

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 

Merle Römer
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Phone: +49 69 / 271 035-171 
Fax: +49 69 / 271 035-110 
Email: m.roemer@finance-in-motion.com