06 April 2017
Press Release - Agents of Change – Finance in Motion Report Highlights Company Impact Around the World
Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 6 April 2017 – The latest impact investment report from leading impact asset manager Finance in Motion provides a range of notable examples about how the company and its staff, funds, investments, initiatives, and partner organizations are accomplishing positive environmental and social change around the world.
Agents of Change – Impact Investment Report 2016 chronicles company initiatives and programs on five continents and the people who have helped make them successful. Among the host of landmark projects, topics featured in the report include Finance in Motion’s increased commitment to financial inclusion through an equity stake in a firm offering a core banking system as a cloud solution, how the company supported construction of the first wind farm in the Caucasus, and one employee’s personal campaign to keep kids in school in her hometown. Seen through the eyes of employees, company partners, and those receiving support from investments and other measures, the stories highlight how Finance in Motion and the funds it advises promote job creation, entrepreneurship, and access to finance for private households and micro, small, and medium enterprises in low- and middle-income countries in Europe and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). At the same time, the company and its funds are protecting biodiversity in Latin America and cutting energy consumption and CO2 emissions in Europe and MENA.
The company’s commitment to reducing natural resource consumption and CO2 emissions has pared down the printed version of this year’s report to a pamphlet-sized document containing only brief descriptions and vital data about the company. The bulk of the report is only available online and can be seen here. This digital version offers a fun, interactive platform for exploring the company and learning about its most recent activities.
Florian Meister, a managing director at Finance in Motion, said: “This year’s report focuses on the people who are effecting impact, because dedicated people working together toward a common goal are the ones who stand the best chance of making the world a better place. Over the years, our company employees and our partners have proven their ability to work together to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands. We are proud to have been and to continue to be agents of change.”
About Finance in Motion
One of the world’s leading impact investment advisors, Finance in Motion focuses exclusively on for-profit funds promoting sustainable economic, social and environmental progress in low- and medium-income countries. With more than EUR 1.5 billion in assets under management, the company leverages development aid through public-private partnerships. In line with the goals of its funds, Finance in Motion promotes long-term relationships and helps partners develop their business. Backed by 15 local offices spread through the more than 20 countries it serves, Finance in Motion advises the following development finance vehicles: the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE), which finances micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSME finance); the Green for Growth Fund (GGF), which targets reduction of energy use and CO2 emissions; the SANAD Fund for MSME in the Middle East and North Africa; and the eco.business Fund, whose goal is the preservation of biodiversity and the sustainable use of natural resources.
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