2019 Highlights

February 08, 2019 | Together with Accion and Quona Capital, we organized the Fintech for Inclusion Global Summit focused on financial inclusion through Fintech solutions in emerging markets.

February 12, 2019 | We successfully launched our first Green Bond, having previously pioneered the Sustainability Bond market in the Netherlands.

March 19, 2019 | We redefined our values and behaviors to match our people and our strategy.  

April 12, 2019 | Together with our fellow European development banks, we signed the Operating Principles for Impact Management, to bring greater transparency and discipline to the impact investing market.

April 18, 2019 | Together with Proparco, we acted as anchor investor to the first Eurobond issuance by African Ecobank Group, affirming the importance for African companies to access international capital markets.

May 23, 2019 | FMO, SHV, WWF and Climate Fund Managers, a pioneering partnership of NGOs and financiers won the tender to manage the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD). In November DFCD opened for business.

June 19, 2019 | We launched the First Risk Sharing Facility for refugee entrepreneurs with the Jordanian Micro Finance Institution Tamweelcom, as a pilot under our NASIRA program.

July 1, 2019 | We optimized our organizational structure to further embed impact and ESG in our organization and we created a new Impact Committee to advise our Supervisory Board.

15 July, 2019 | We published our first internal quarterly report on diversity and inclusion related to gender balance, recruitment, turnover, reward, bonuses, promotions and engagement.

September 11, 2019 | Closing event of the F€mpower Your Growth pilot program for female entrepreneurs and bankers organized together with ABN AMRO, ING, Rabobank, Better Future and The Next Women NL.

September 16, 2019 | Our governance structure was expanded with the introduction of an Executive Committee responsible for the day-to-day management of the company.

November 5, 2019 |FMO supports the First Palestinian Employment Development Impact Bond.

November 11, 2019 | The European Commission signed the guarantee agreement for the FMO Ventures Program; this blended finance solution allows us to invest in early-stage opportunities with high development potential.

December 4, 2019 | Our clients awarded us 9.0 on overall satisfaction. This translates to a Net Promotor Score 75.5.

December 19, 2019 | We signed a US$500 million Risk Sharing Framework Agreement with Munich Re to scale up impact investing.