FMO in the public domain

There are only 10 years left to meet the SDGs and trillions more dollars are needed to achieve them. The public sector, private sector and civil society need to work together to accelerate progress.

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Our investment process

Before we invest and during the investment period, we carefully research the financing opportunity and assess its impact on the environment, employees and workers, communities and other stakeholders.

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Environmental, social and governance standards

Environmental, social and governance standards are an integral part of FMO’s investment process. These standards serve several purposes. First, they help reduce the risk to the environment, employees and workers, communities and other stakeholders.

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How we apply ESG standards in our investment process 

Here we provide an explanation of the different stages in our investment process and how ESG is integrated into that process. By means of examples, we show how this works in practice.

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Our strategy

We focus our investments on three SDGs: Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8), Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10), and Climate Action (SDG 13). We invest in regions where our impact can be the greatest and in sectors that are crucial to economic, environmental and social progress.

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Higher impact portfolio

We aim to create a higher impact portfolio by focusing investments on three SDGs across all our sectors: Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8), Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10), and Climate Action (SDG 13).

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Deeper relationships

FMO is a relatively small player in light of the challenge we face. To achieve the SDGs in the next decade, we need to pool our resources and work with others.

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Higher productivity

FMO will continue to build a high-performing organization that enables us to deliver high impact and build deeper relationships in a more efficient and productive way.

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Our performance

FMO's strategy builds on three pillars: a higher impact portfolio in our chosen industries, deeper relationships and higher productivity. This chapter includes our 2019 performance with respect to these pillars.

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Higher impact portfolio

2019 New commitments FMO

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