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24 April 2019

Finance in Motion releases Impact Investment Report

  • “Investing in People and Planet” showcases social and environmental impact of investments across 30 emerging markets
  • Impact asset manager specializes in scalable, sustainable projects 
  • Green funds plant trees, sequester CO2, pioneer renewable energy, protect natural resources and biodiversity
  • Entrepreneurship funds support small business growth, rural development    

Frankfurt, April 24, 2019 – Finance in Motion, one of the world’s leading impact asset managers, published its annual Impact Investment Report today presenting last year’s highlights including its social and environmental achievements. 

The report announces that by the end of 2018, the company’s funds had deployed EUR 4.1 billion toward impactful investments in emerging markets, covering such topics as economic prosperity, social development, climate action, and natural resource protection. This year’s highlights include the nearly 700,000 metric tons of CO2 saved annually through Finance in Motion-advised green energy investments, or the over 90,000 specialized loans provided in 2018 that helped entrepreneurs – including women business owners, refugees, and microenterprises in rural areas – establish and grow small businesses and sustain jobs.

Investing in People and Planet outlines how the company’s operations generate impact by addressing a variety of interrelated spheres: people, planet, practices, and products. This multifaceted approach is illustrated by impact stories detailing, for example, the importance of local currency financing for small business owners in emerging markets; the role entrepreneurship can play in integrating refugees into their host community; how technology can protect against deforestation in Latin America; and the potential for sustainable forestry investments to sequester CO2 and create jobs in rural areas.

Elvira Lefting, Managing Director at Finance in Motion, explains: “Through vehicles that specialize in entrepreneurship and green finance, we mobilize the capital that is urgently needed to generate long-term impact for people and planet. We are delighted to release this report showcasing  the scope and depth of our impact across thirty countries – achievements that come from creating the kinds of scalable, impactful assets that investors are seeking.”

The full Impact Investment Report can be found online at An abbreviated print brochure is available for order at     

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 EUR 4.1 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