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"19.01.2017 11:17:36" closing the loop Circularity for FMO's old mobile phones to not loose valuable raw materials; increase local income and employment; less damage to the environment, and fewer health hazards. Watch the short movie to see what we have done, together with Closing The Loop
"19.01.2017 11:00:46" fmo.nl Dutch investment for micro entrepreneurs in MENA - FMO Dutch development bank FMO invests USD 15 million in the SANAD Fund for MSME to support small businesses in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The investment has been made through the MASSIF fund, which is managed by FMO on behalf of the Dutch “SANAD” means “support” in Arabic: the SANAD fund seeks to promote stability in a challenging region by expanding financial inclusion for micro, small and medium enterprises that often have difficulties finding access to capital for starting or growing a
"04.01.2017 10:46:05" fmo.nl FMO is committed to limit temperature rise - FMO FMO, the Dutch development bank, today launched an updated sustainability policy. Through its investments in developing countries, FMO pledges to contribute to limiting global temperature increase to 2°C and preferably 1.5°C, as agreed at the Paris FMO starts the New Year with a renewed Sustainability Policy. Find the policy and our position statements on the FMO website:
"23.12.2016 10:39:30" Timeline Photos To everyone we have worked with in so many different places all over the world, we would like to send our wintry wishes from The Hague. We appreciate our cooperation during the past year and look forward to contributing to the United Nations Sustainable
"22.12.2016 16:35:39" smallholder.finance Smallholder Finance Facility - Empowering smallholder farmers through value chain integration. ABOUT THE SMALLHOLDER FINANCE FACILITY The Smallholder Finance Facility (SFF) offers support for investments in crucial value chains, co-financing smallholder farmers – together with supply chain actors – in order to improve their productivity and thus This week, FMO has signed its first blended farmer finance transaction with Agronomika, a newly established Philippine microfinance institution that provides micro-loans to cocoa farmers. Agronomika is part of Kennemer Foods, a Philippine company that
"14.12.2016 09:16:19" fmo.nl IFC and FMO investment in Mobisol helps deliver decentralized solar energy to East Africa - FMO IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and FMO, the Dutch development bank have invested in Mobisol GmbH, a pay-as-you-go solar energy service company, to deliver renewable energy solutions to off-grid communities in East Africa. FMO and IFC invest in a pay-as-you-go solar energy service company, to deliver renewable energy solutions to off-grid communities in East Africa. Mobisol has designed modular solar home systems, a clean, safe and affordable alternative to fossil fuels for
"12.12.2016 13:33:46" fmo.nl FMO finances East Africa's largest solar plant - FMO Today, FMO's energy team is at the inauguration of Soroti, Uganda's first and East Africa's largest grid-connected solar plant. FMO is one of the financiers of this project.
"07.12.2016 13:01:40" fmo.nl Leading Dutch financial institutions embrace United Nations sustainable development goals - FMO Last year, the UN set out the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, a set of 17 highly ambitious goals relating to climate, poverty, health care, education, and other challenges. Institutional and private investment capital is critically needed FMO is excited to share that this morning at #GIF16 the world's first national Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) investing agenda was shared with Minister #Ploumen. 18 Dutch financial institutions, including FMO, invite the Dutch government and Central
"05.12.2016 08:39:14" Timeline Photos Last week, FMO signed an agreement with The City Bank Limited, Bangladesh to provide a loan of USD 30 million. The loan supports foreign currency needs of importing and exporting Bangladeshi companies and promotes The CityBank Limited's growing Off Shore
"30.11.2016 08:56:23" nrc.nl Aan de wind ligt het niet Energie Kenia: In alle Afrikaanse landen samen wordt niet meer stroom opgewekt dan in Spanje. In Kenia moet een groot windenergiepark een flink aantal burgers aan stroom helpen. Zonder problemen gaat dat niet. Nomaden voelen zich van hun grond beroofd. Read about the Lake Turkana Wind Project in Dutch media NRC:
"28.11.2016 12:35:53" fmo.nl FMO supports green and sustainable agriculture in Peru - FMO FMO supports Peru's agricultural long-term growth with a USD 30 million loan to DanPer Trujillo S.A.C. (DanPer), a significant exporter of fresh and canned products. FMO supports DanPer, an exporter of fresh and canned products, for long-term agricultural growth in Peru. Read more on why FMO does this and how the financing will be used: (photo: DanPer)
"23.11.2016 13:05:02" fmo.nl FMO supports financial inclusion in indonesia - FMO FMO's financing for PT Bina Artha Ventura (Bina Artha) will enhance micro and small entrepreneurs in Indonesia, supporting financial inclusion in the country FMO is in Indonesia with Minister #Ploumen to support the country's microfinance sector. Read more on FMO's financing for PT Bina Artha Ventura, a company that provides finance to the underserved:
"21.11.2016 10:17:54" fmo.nl FMO and eco.business Fund Join Forces to Protect and Foster Latin American Biodiversity - FMO The eco.business Fund and the Dutch development bank FMO today announced the bank's commitment of USD 25 million to the impact investing fund, which conserves and promotes biodiversity in Latin America. FMO's financing represents one of the largest FMO commits USD 25 million to the @ecobusinessfund to foster biodiversity in Latin America. Read more here:
"17.11.2016 12:00:31" fmo.nl FMO and EIB support solid waste management for Morocco - FMO Signed at the margins of COP22 in Marrakech today, the Dutch development bank (“FMO”) and the European Investment Bank (“EIB”) have closed a facility for Banque Marocaine du Commerce Extérieur (“BMCE”), a universal bank in Morocco. BMCE has established a While the UN climate change conference 2016 (#COP22) currently takes place in Marrakech, finance for the implementation of plans and ambitions is often still lacking. Therefore, FMO is proud to share that we were present in Morocco to close a facility
"16.11.2016 10:09:49" trendwatchacademy.nl Trendwatch Academy | Van trend naar business opportunity TRENDWATCH ACADEMY 2017 Wil jij meer innovatief denken en handelen? Inzicht krijgen in de toekomst én zelf toekomstscenario's ontwikkelen? Duurzame kansen voor jouw organisatie creëren? Internationaal staan we voor grote uitdagingen. Hoe gaat jouw Together with The Punchy Pack, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and The Future Institute, FMO launched a new initiative, the Trendwatch Academy for Young Professionals.
We believe that next generation leaders have a key role in creating the future of
"11.11.2016 08:34:38" fmo.nl SDGs - FMO On 1 January 2016, the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals officially came into force. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for action by all countries and parties – government, civil society and the private sector – to end extreme Through our mission and activities, FMO contributes directly and indirectly to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Read more here:
"08.11.2016 10:01:01" fmo.nl FMO supports entrepreneurs in Bangladesh - FMO ONE Bank Limited (“OBL”) has entered into a Term Loan Agreement with FMO, OFID, and OeEB for USD 44 million for a 5-year term. This loan will assist OBL to grow its US dollar balance sheet, its SME book and its Green financing portfolio. In addition to FMO signed a $44 million syndicated loan with ONE Bank in Bangladesh to support entrepreneurs and SMEs. Read more here:
"01.11.2016 21:54:37" Timeline Photos To achieve sustainable investment at scale, the worlds of 'nature' and 'finance' need to be better connected. In the publication Finance for one planet, FMO shares together with 11 other Dutch Financial Institutions its experiences regarding ecosystems
"01.11.2016 12:48:51" Timeline Photos FMO is supporting Paraguayan Agrofertil RSE . Agrofértil plays a key role in the agri value chain in Paraguay, supporting small and medium sized farmers and cooperatives.
"28.10.2016 07:23:29" agriinvestor.com Agri Investor Forum 2016 The Agri Investor Forum brings together global capital to help shape the emerging asset class of agriculture and agribusiness investments FMO director Agribusiness #suzannegaboury will speak at Emerging Markets panel this morning at #AgriChicago
"26.10.2016 12:52:45" Timeline Photos FMO neemt deel aan de #klimaattop2016 samen met andere financiele instellingen gaan we in op hoe de financiele sector kan bijdragen aan het #klimaatvraagstuk
"26.10.2016 11:34:10" fmo.nl FMO closes its first micro-finance debt facility in Myanmar - FMO FMO is proud to announce the closing of its first debt financing in the microfinance sector in Myanmar. The project is one of the first off-shore investments in the sector that has been approved by the Myanmar authorities. The project is in the form of FMO is proud to close its first debt financing in the microfinance sector in Myanmar. http://bit.ly/2f6MtHI
"20.10.2016 06:09:10" gabv.org Energy Efficiency In The Coldest Capital Of The World - Global Alliance - For Banking on Values Ulaanbaatar is the coldest capital city in the world. Between September and May, temperatures regularly drop to below -30° Celsius. Families typically live in wooden houses or gers; traditional Mongolian felt tents brought from the countryside. Yondon Energy #investment XacBank is #BankingOnValues making homes more energy efficient in Ulaanbataar http://ow.ly/RkRuy
"20.10.2016 06:05:20" gabv.org Turning Coconut Fibre Into Carpet Threads, Bangladesh - Global Alliance - For Banking on Values For Mustafa Bepara, his venture provides more than just employment opportunities. 'It is not a business, it is my destiny,' says Mustafa. He is what he always wanted to be, an entrepreneur. Mustafa's business processes and trades coconut fiber (Copra), Economic #investment BRAC Bank is #BankingOnValues by supporting SMEs in Bangladesh http://ow.ly/RkRBN BRAC
"19.10.2016 07:20:13" Aex.nl Jurgen Rigterink opent de beurshandel in het kader van zijn recente benoeming tot nieuwe bestuursvoorzitter (CEO) van de Nederlandse ontwikkelingsbank FMO.
Hij is daar sinds 2008 lid van de Raad van Bestuur, eerst als Chief Investment Officer, en sinds
"13.10.2016 10:40:21" Timeline Photos #BankingOnValues is a global movement. 36 banks, 24 million customers & $110 billion creating positive change.
"11.10.2016 08:47:56" youtube.com FMO Future of Finance Conference 2016 Aftermovie Description A big thank you to all our clients and partners who joined us at the Future of Finance Conference 2016! Together we enjoyed 2 incredible inspiring days of networking, sharing experiences, and peer learning. We look forward to receiving you again at the
"05.10.2016 15:56:34" fmo.nl Start Stakeholder Consultation on draft FMO Sustainability Policy - FMO FMO has shared the draft FMO Sustainability Policy, including six draft Position Statements, on its website. FMO invites interested stakeholders to provide FMO with their comments on these documents. FMO starts stakeholder consultation on draft sustainability policy. Read more here:
"05.10.2016 11:00:49" fmo.nl FMO contributes to social enterprises debt fund On September 16, 2016, the Dutch development bank FMO has closed two debt facilities for a total of USD 8 million to the 10-year debt fund Social Investments Fund 6.0 (SIF 6.0) FMO invests in the Social Investment Fund 6.0 that provides financing to social enterprises working on women-centered finance with education and health, rural-centered finance, smallholder farmer services, and solar lights. Read more here:
"30.09.2016 09:20:57" fmo.nl www.fmo.nl Our new sustainability bond newsletter is out, including an interview with Climate Bonds Initiative and the story of Peruvian craftswoman Delia Poma de Núñez. Read more here:
"29.09.2016 14:22:30" fmo.nl www.fmo.nl Our new sustainability bond newsletter is out, including an interview with Climate Bonds Initiative and the story of Peruvian craftswoman Delia Poma de Núñez. Read more here:
"28.09.2016 11:51:06" fmo.nl FMO supports green infrastructure in India - FMO YES BANK, India's fifth largest Private Sector Bank, today announced that it will raise INR 330 crore (approximately USD 50 million equivalent) through an issue of a 7-year Green Infrastructure Bonds to FMO, on a private placement basis. FMO will be During the Future of Finance event, an agreement was signed with YES BANK for the issuing of a Green Infrastructure Bond to finance solar and wind projects in India. Read more here:
"26.09.2016 08:49:35" nporadio1.nl De bank als ontwikkelingswerker - De Ochtend Bankieren en de wereld verbeteren lijkt een paradox, maar volgens scheidend topman van de Nederlandse ontwikkelingsbank FMO Nanno Kleiterp, is bankieren juist de oplossing voor het creëren van een eerlijkere en betere wereld. Vandaag reikt hij zijn boek During today's conference on the future of finance, Nanno Kleiterp handed his book to her Majesty Queen Maxima. 'Banking for a better world' is about finding ways for a more sustainable and fairer world. Listen to the interview (Dutch) here #FOF16 NPO
"22.09.2016 13:04:56" fmo.nl www.fmo.nl FMO aims to enable clients to finance female entrepreneurs and support financial institutions that encourage women-owned businesses. Read more in our new factsheet:
"21.09.2016 08:09:03" Timeline Photos FMO congratulates Bokpoort CSP. They received the prestigious South African National Energy Association Energy Project Award 2016 for their contribution to the South African Energy environment.
"19.09.2016 12:54:06" koninklijkhuis.nl Koningin Máxima bij conferentie Future of Finance van FMO Hare Majesteit Koningin Máxima woont maandagochtend 26 september 2016 in de TheaterHangaar in Katwijk de Future of Finance conferentie bij van FMO, de Nederlandse Financieringsmaatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden.
"16.09.2016 06:12:43" Timeline Photos FMO congratulates Nanno Kleiterp with his distinction as 'Officier in de orde van Oranje Nassau'. We thank him for the beautiful work he has done within the world of development banking.
"15.09.2016 16:07:12" fmo.nl Minister Koenders receives first copy 'Banking for a Better World' On September 15, 2016 the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Bert Koenders will receive the first copy of the book 'Banking for a Better World' from the hands of Mr. Nanno Kleiterp. The book is published on the occasion of the departure of Mr Nanno Minister Koenders receives first copy 'Banking for a Better World' @MinBZ @DutchMFA http://bit.ly/2cq3mHP
"15.09.2016 06:52:52" Timeline Photos FMO's agribusiness team is now at the Building Sustainable Futures Forum in Singapore to discuss sustainable foodsecurity and attend the kick-off of the Global Agri-Business Alliance @olam #agfuture #GlobalGoals
"06.09.2016 15:06:00" fmo.nl Jürgen Rigterink new CEO of FMO - FMO As of 1 October 2016, Jürgen Rigterink will commence as the new Chief Executive Officer of FMO, the Dutch Development Bank. The appointment is subject to approval by the Dutch Central Bank, and informing the shareholders meeting. He has been a member of News: Jürgen Rigterink new CEO of FMO
"06.09.2016 06:49:11" Africa - Private Equity and Venture Capital Investments IFC - International Finance Corporation and FMO Finalize $667M Debt Investment into #Ghana - Based Meridian Port Services Meridian Port Services, Tema Port #africainvestment
"05.09.2016 13:14:16" rewritting unwritten rules in India Kshama Fernandes, role model to many and CEO of IFMR now on the cover of Forbes India. FMO filmed her last year to see how she and many others are rewriting unwritten rules for women and financial inclusion in India.
"02.09.2016 13:00:28" fmo.nl www.fmo.nl FMO's factsheet for financial institutions is available now. We believe that sustainable economic growth starts with creating opportunities for individuals. Read here what products and services we offer to our clients worldwide to create increased access
"29.08.2016 14:39:39" fmo.nl mixed results first half year of 2016 - FMO FMO (the Dutch Development Finance Company) published its 2016semi-annual results today.The total committed portfolio slightly decreased to EUR 8.9 billion (Year end 2015: EUR 9.3 billion). New commitments amounted to EUR 341 million (HY 2015: EUR 646 FMO 2016 semi-annual results now online:
"26.08.2016 06:04:18" Timeline Photos FMO enjoyed a sunny network event on opportunities for Dutch business in emerging markets. Thank you for joining Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland DSM Nederland Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken and many others!
"24.08.2016 13:19:56" youtube.com MARIANA'S LIFE STORY This summer, FMO signed a transaction with Transambiental, a bus operator in Colombia. The company has a special program to train women, and the first female driver is already on the road in the city of Cartagena. Watch this short video about her here:
"19.08.2016 14:24:24" fmo.nl www.fmo.nl Aankomende donderdag 25 augustus organiseert FMO's NL business afdeling een netwerkborrel voor gesprekspartners en stakeholders. Lees hier hoe wij ons vermogen, kennis en internationaal netwerk ten dienste stellen aan Nederlandse bedrijven die actief zijn
"19.08.2016 12:46:33" fmo.nl Interview with Andrew Shaw, Senior Capacity Development Officer at FMO In June this year, FMO hosted the GBA academy on women & finance. Andrew Shaw joined the sessions and looks back and shares some of the main lessons learned. Is financing for women truly demand driven? Read an interview with one of our experts on capacity development @GBAforWomen @Shaw_NL
"09.08.2016 07:36:12" fmo.nl www.fmo.nl From farm to fork. Read more about FMO's value chain approach and agribusiness strategy:
"05.08.2016 07:49:38" fmo.nl FMO supports telecom sector in Georgia - FMO FMO has signed a USD 25 million EBRD B-loan out of a USD 100 million total senior debt package on behalf of Magticom in Georgia. Magticom is the leading telecom operator in Georgia which owns and operates mobile wireless, fixed wireless and fixed wired FMO supports telecom sector in Georgia
"04.08.2016 10:44:13" Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken Goed nieuws: investeringsbank FMO, Rabobank en het Noorse investeringsfonds Norfund slaan de handen ineen met een gezamenlijke nieuwe investeringsonderneming: Arise. Arise gaat investeren in Afrikaanse banken die zich focussen op het midden- en
"04.08.2016 06:29:20" fmo.nl FMO, Rabobank and Norfund join forces to support growth in Africa - FMO Norfund, FMO and Rabobank have entered into a partnership to reaffirm their long-term commitment to Africa's future development, growth potential and the local financial sector. The partners are committed to strengthen and develop effective, inclusive News: FMO, Rabobank and Norfund join forces to support growth in Africa
"02.08.2016 09:46:01" fmo.nl Sander Daniels will represent FMO at Nudge Global Leadership Challenge His mission: to give FMO colleagues further insight in their own GHG footprint Sander Daniels will represent FMO at Nudge Global Leadership Challenge. http://bit.ly/2aoDwEa Nudge Leadership Challenge
"01.08.2016 15:02:30" Tea as a cash crop In Kenya, the vast majority of tea is grown on small farms. Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd (KTDA) is the country's leading management agency for the small scale tea farmers. Watch the video and find out how FMO supports KTDA on our website:
"27.07.2016 14:48:50" FMOxCHANGE As part of FMO's Future of Finance Conference 2016, FMO offers its clients the opportunity to win a unique learning journey, the FMOxCHANGE. Find more information on our conference site - http://fof.fmo.nl/win-fmoxchange - or contact our capacity
"27.07.2016 08:03:05" fmo.nl FMO successfully issues Zambian Kwacha Bond - FMO As per July 16th, FMO successfully issued its inaugural offshore Zambian Kwacha bond. The cash flows of the bond are denominated in Zambian Kwacha (ZMW) and settled in USD. News: FMO successfully issues Zambian Kwacha bond
"26.07.2016 13:32:57" fmo.nl FMO participates in Grupo Promerica Green line kick-off workshop - FMO On 20 and 21 June, the Grupo Pormerica Green Line Kick-off workshop took place in San Jose, Costa Rica. In this workshop, Promerica banks from four different countries – Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador and Guatemala - came together with consultants from Sharing knowledge on sustainable financing is important. FMO joined a workshop on green lending products in Costa Rica, organized by Grupo Promerica.
"19.07.2016 06:46:40" fmo.nl www.fmo.nl Read here how FMO supports fresh fruit production in Peru
"18.07.2016 07:42:07" events.privateequityinternational.com GIIN Investor Forum 2016 V2 The Global Impact Investing Network and Private Equity International are convening asset owners, asset managers and industry experts from around the world for the GIIN Investor Forum 2016, the premier conference on impact investing. Network with the GIIN's Investor Forum 2016 will take place on 7-8 December in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with FMO's Chief Investment Officer Linda Broekhuizen and FMO Investment Management Director Yvonne Bakkum as speakers. Tickets are available now.
"15.07.2016 11:36:53" Timeline Photos FMO's Chantal Korteweg now live on BNR news radio on Women Entrepreneurs Debt Fund @BNR @zakendoenmet www.bnr.nl
"12.07.2016 13:41:53" Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken Beira is de tweede stad van Mozambique. Naar verwachting verdubbelt het inwonertal in de komende 20 jaar. Dat brengt een hoop uitdagingen met zich mee, bijvoorbeeld op het gebied van infrastructuur en huisvesting. Daarnaast is de stad kwetsbaar door de
"11.07.2016 07:05:24" edfi.eu EDFI Flagship Report 2016 Association of bilateral institutions providing long-term finance for private sector enterprises in developing and reforming economies. The 2016 EDFI Flagship Report is out
"08.07.2016 12:43:37" fmo.nl FMO in MoMo panel to select innovative climate business case - FMO Organisations and companies with an innovative business case focused on promoting either climate change mitigation or adaptation in a developing country, can now compete to receive support to further develop and receive (partial) finance for their FMO in MoMo panel - 2 awards of €30.000 for best business cases #climatechange mitigation @momo4climate
"08.07.2016 07:12:17" fmo.nl Lenders support dialogue on Barro Blanco project - FMO In Panama City, on Thursday 7 July, FMO Chief Executive Officer Nanno Kleiterp and representatives of the German Development Bank (DEG) and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), met with members of the Panamanian Government's High FMO and other lenders met in Panama to support dialogue between government and local communities on Barro Blanco project. Read more here:
"01.07.2016 07:31:53" fmo.nl FMO starts pilot program ex-ante disclosures - FMO Starting on 1 July 2016 and ending in December 2016, FMO will pilot an “Ex-Ante Disclosure” program for disclosure of transactions before contracting. FMO starts a pilot program on ex-ante disclosures.
"29.06.2016 09:02:14" fmo.nl www.fmo.nl FMO offers a capacity program to clients and prospective clients to help them strengthening their organizations.
"24.06.2016 11:29:12" fmo.nl www.fmo.nl We have a new factsheet available! Find what we do in the Energy sector here:
"22.06.2016 15:32:56" The story of Gulbahor Makhkamova FMO is proud to present the newest film in our Role Models series on inspiring women. This is the story of Gulbakhor Maxsud, deputy CEO of Imon International, a leading microfinance institution in Tajikistan and client of FMO. Watch and learn how Gulbahor
"17.06.2016 12:40:30" fmo.nl Through the Access to Energy Fund, FMO will finance 50% of a renewable energy feasibility study... On 9 June, FMO signed a USD 200.000 convertible grant from the Access to Energy Fund (AEF) to Riverblade Sierra Leone. FMO supports Riverblade's feasibility study in Sierra Leone http://bit.ly/1tAdeXG
"15.06.2016 10:12:10" fmo.nl FMO hosts GBA All-Stars Academy: a learning program on financing for women This week, FMO hosts and supports the GBA All-Stars Academy on women financing. GBA (Global Banking Alliance for Women) is the leading international consortium of financial institutions and other organizations interested in building women's wealth This week, FMO hosts the GBA All-Stars Academy, a learning program on financing for women. Read more here: http://bit.ly/28DWkY1
"13.06.2016 15:54:00" fmo.nl FMO client SEKERBANK awarded Best Green Line Syndicated Loan Award - FMO During the EMEA award Ceremony on June 9, the USD 115 mln Syndicated Loan facility to Sekerbank, arranged by FMO & KDB won the award for best green-line syndicated Loan. FMO congratulates Sekerbank with the Best Green Line Syndicated Loan Award. Read more here: http://bit.ly/25T2hBp
"13.06.2016 13:45:32" fmo.nl IFC and FMO Provide XacBank with Syndicated Loan to Support MSME Borrowers - FMO IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and FMO, the Netherlands development finance company, are providing continued support to the financial sector in Mongolia with much-needed long-term capital that expands financing to local micro, small, and Want to know how we support small, and medium-sized enterprises in Mongolia? Read more here: https://www.fmo.nl/k/n1771/news/view/29468/20819/ifc-and-fmo-provide-xacbank-with-syndicated-loan-to-support-msme-borrowers.html
"10.06.2016 07:56:15" fmo.nl FMO supports the development of wind projects in Latin America - FMO The Alisios Wind Projects, owned and sponsored by Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy (Wind) Limited (“GME”), a subsidiary company of Globeleq Generation Limited and Mesoamerica Power Ltd., have secured USD149 million in long-term debt financing. Read here how and why we support the development of a wind project in Latin America http://bit.ly/1WuBDJO
"09.06.2016 10:49:48" fmo.nl FMO and ABN AMRO join forces for impact - FMO FMO, ABN AMRO and Privium are pleased to announce the opening of the new FMO Privium Impact Fund. The fund offers clients of ABN AMRO, starting with its Private Bank in the Netherlands, ABN AMRO MeesPierson, the exclusive opportunity to co-invest in loans FMO, ABN AMRO and Privium are pleased to announce the opening of the new FMO Privium Impact Fund. The fund offers clients of ABN AMRO, starting with its Private Bank in the Netherlands, ABN AMRO MeesPierson, the exclusive opportunity to co-invest in loans
"03.06.2016 09:20:07" fmo.nl FMO supports green public transport in Colombia - FMO On Tuesday 31 May, FMO signed a US$15 million senior secured loan, funded by IDF, for an innovative Greenfield project finance transaction. IFC was lead arranger with FMO and the Cordiant/Infrastructure Crisis Fund as parallel lenders. The loan is a 100% This week: greener public transport for Colombians. FMO signed a US$15 mln loan (funded by Dutch government fund IDF) for a program in the city of Cartagena to replace old diesel buses by new, natural gas fueled buses. Read more here:
"02.06.2016 07:09:08" Timeline Photos Today is a special day. We celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd. At the end of the last century, FMO and Mr Ahmed –CEO of Dutch-Bangla Bank- agreed to set up a commercial bank in Bangladesh in a banking environment that was dominated by
"30.05.2016 09:21:42" Embajada del Perú en Holanda La exitosa experiencia peruana en inclusión financiera y su liderazgo global sobre el tema fue el foco de atención en un evento realizado el 17 de mayo en la ciudad de La Haya con la participación de la exministra de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social del Seminar on financial inclusion in Peru
"27.05.2016 07:53:16" vno-ncw.nl Nanno Kleiterp (FMO): 'Bedrijfsleven moet aan tafel zitten bij ontwikkelingsprojecten' | VNO-NCW De Nederlandse ontwikkelingsbank FMO was er vooral om financiering te verstrekken aan bedrijven in ontwikkelingslanden. Maar directeur Nanno Kleiterp wil zich meer richten op kredieten voor Nederlandse bedrijven. 'Wie een goed plan heeft, is welkom.' FMO's CEO Nanno Kleiterp was interviewed by 'opinieblad Forum' on how Dutch businesses can play a meaningful role in development projects worldwide. Read it here (in Dutch): http://bit.ly/1XBsBK6
"26.05.2016 09:14:29" fmo.nl FMO commits to the Women Entrepreneurs Debt Fund - FMO FMO committed to become a strategic partner and invest US$30 million in the Women Entrepreneurs Debt Fund, managed by IFC Asset Management Company. The fund is part of the overall Women Entrepreneurs Opportunity Facility that was launched in March 2014 by It is estimated that about 70% of women-owned SMEs in developing countries face difficulties accessing finance. This is what we do to support them: http://bit.ly/1qL4BHx
"19.05.2016 14:51:12" fmo.nl FMO congratulates Fortis MFB first Nigerian microfinance institution to obtain CPP Certification FMO congratulates Fortis Microfinance Bank Plc (Fortis MFB) with its recently obtained Client Protection Principle (CPP) Certification. Fortis MFB is the first microfinance institution (MFI) in Nigeria and second MFI in sub-Saharan African that achieved We find it important that microfinance borrowers are treated fairly. As first microfinance institution in Nigeria, our client Fortis MFB has recently obtained an official CPP Certification for incorporating client protection and best practices into their
"17.05.2016 12:46:24" fmo.nl FMO shares best practices on green microfinance in Bangladesh - FMO From 8 to 12 May 2016, FMO hosted the Green Microfinance Study Tour in Bangladesh. The program was organized for FMO's clients eager to learn best practices and to share experience in the field of green microfinance, including financing solar and biogas Together with MicroEnergy International and ME SOLshare, FMO shared best practices on green microfinance in Bangladesh. Read more here: http://bit.ly/24WXFGJ
"13.05.2016 12:30:21" Timeline Photos This weekend 23 colleagues will participate for the 6th time in the Roparun race from Paris to Rotterdam. Want to know more? www.fmo.nl/roparun Run, colleagues, run!
"09.05.2016 12:29:42" fmo.nl FMO seeks to exit Agua Zarca - FMO Recently, several people were arrested in Honduras as part of the investigation into the murder of Berta Cáceres, a well-respected human rights activist. FMO seeks to exit Agua Zarca http://bit.ly/1T6Dd3M
"03.05.2016 12:47:58" departnershipverkiezing.nl Stem op de 'Best New Partnership Award 2016' - De partnershipverkiezing De Partnership Verkiezing, ontwikkel een business-case voor een gezamenlijke investering in ontwikkelingslanden van je bedrijf met een NGO en/of overheid. Who wins the 'best new partnership award 2016'? FMO is sponsor of the Partnership Verkiezing, an academy/competition for young professionals to set up sustainable business cases in developing countries. Want to know what the young brains of #Ahold,
"25.04.2016 12:16:13" fmo.nl FMO provides capacity development funding for sustainable investment into African SMEs Today, FMO signed a Capacity Development contract with Invest In Africa (IIA). How to make African SMEs more competitive? Read more here: http://bit.ly/1SEFJuW
"22.04.2016 08:23:42" fmo.nl Agua Zarca - FMO This page provides information on the Agua Zarca Project in Honduras. The Agua Zarca Project will be a small-scale run-of-river hydro-electricity scheme of 21MW with an annual energy production of 99GWh. The Honduran company DESA is the owner and FMO has published more information about the Agua Zarca Project. Watch our video and read more here https://www.fmo.nl/agua-zarca
"20.04.2016 09:59:22" fmo.nl FMO cooperates with Power Africa for renewable energy projects In advance of Earth Day on April 22, FMO signed an agreement today with Power Africa to spur investment in renewable energy across sub-Saharan Africa. Through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Power Africa will commit $5 In advance of Friday's #EarthDay we signed an agreement with #PowerAfrica to drive investment in renewable energy across sub-Saharan Africa. Want to know more? http://bit.ly/1qDEpyF
"18.04.2016 08:58:17" fmo.nl Report: How to measure impact - FMO Impact measurement is central to impact investing, and is increasingly viewed as a driver of value creation for both investors and investee companies. The question among many impact investors is no longer why and whether to measure, butwhat and how to The question is no longer why. The real question is how to measure impact. As GIIN member, FMO contributed to this report on impact measurement: http://bit.ly/1YCud4E
"16.04.2016 06:57:53" fmo.nl ElectriFI invites submission of project proposals - FMO The Electrification Financing Initiative, ElectriFI opens its doors on 15 April and interested parties can submit their project proposals through www.electrifi.org. ElectriFI is an innovative mechanism to unlock, accelerate and leverage investments Project proposals for ElectriFI welcome! Read more here: http://bit.ly/1qtPZwj
"13.04.2016 11:38:00" annualreport.fmo.nl Home - Annual report 2015 Dear stakeholder,I am pleased to present the results of a successful 2015 in which we achieved our main goals for the year. more 858,000: the number of (in)direct jobs supported in 2015. Want to know more numbers & the stories behind our numbers? Find our annual report here: http://annualreport.fmo.nl/
"08.04.2016 09:15:12" fmo.nl Publications - FMO In this section you can find our corporate publications. For our corporate films and more client stories, please visit our YouTube channel. A recipe for smarter living? Read about modern cooking technologies for safer and cleaner environments. FMO committed a total of US$3 mln in equity to Envirofit from the Infrastructure Development Fund (IDF), which we manage on behalf of the Dutch
"07.04.2016 08:25:40" fmo.nl Lighting up rural communities - FMO FMO has invested US$2 million in Kingo, a renewable energy services company that serves rural communities without access to an electricity grid. Kingo was founded in 2013 in Guatemala with the aim to improve the livelihood of people through the provision Read more about how a prepaid solar electricity service is lighting up rural communities http://bit.ly/1NadeR4 (photo credits: Kingo Energy)
"04.04.2016 09:40:49" capitalmarketsinafrica.com www.capitalmarketsinafrica.com Despite recent slowdown, Alison Klein - Manager at FMO’s Private Equity department, explains why Africa’s long-term growth fundamental is unshaken. Read more on page 10 of the INTO AFRICA April Edition: http://www.capitalmarketsinafrica.com/download/9067/
"30.03.2016 08:30:05" youtube.com Kenya Tea Development Agency In Kenya, the vast majority of tea is grown on small farms where the average farm size is from half an acre to one acre. Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd (KT... How is tea grown in Kenya? Watch our movie about the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA). In Kenya, the vast majority of tea is grown on small farms. FMO’s client KTDA is the leading management agency for small scale tea farmers in Kenya, and is owned by
"25.03.2016 12:11:39" fmo.nl Sustainability Bonds - FMO FMO’s green eligibility criteria are aligned with the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) framework on climate change mitigation and adaptation finance.The eligible projects may include: Our new Sustainability Bond Newsletter is published. Read more about our green and inclusive projects through https://www.fmo.nl/susbonds
"21.03.2016 13:33:26" annualreport.fmo.nl Home - Annual report 2015 Dear stakeholder,I am pleased to present the results of a successful 2015 in which we achieved our main goals for the year. more Did you know that in 2015 FMO supported 858,000 jobs and avoided 936,000 (tCO2eq) Green House Gas emissions? Find more details about our impact in our freshly released annual report: http://annualreport.fmo.nl/
"21.03.2016 09:12:08" FMO's cover photo
"21.03.2016 09:12:08" FMO's cover photo
"17.03.2016 12:22:12" Timeline Photos Did you know that next Monday, 21 March, is International Day of Forests? On this day we celebrate the ways in which forests and trees sustain and protect us. FMO finds forestry an important sector. We invest in various forestry initiatives, such as the
"16.03.2016 11:16:19" fmo.nl FMO suspends all activities in Honduras effective immediately - FMO FMO is shocked by the news that Nelson Garcia, another COPINH member, has been murdered in Honduras. After the recent violent death of Berta Cáceres, we have called upon the Honduran government to do anything in their power to stop the ongoing violence NEWS: FMO suspends all activities in Honduras effective immediately http://bit.ly/1YZvq6P
"15.03.2016 14:47:23" Timeline Photos This photo was taken in Bangladesh, during the official closing ceremony of Summit Alliance Port Ltd (SAPL). FMO and IDCOL have provided a USD 30.51 million loan for SAPL to construct Bangladesh’s first-ever private inland container river terminal. Read
"11.03.2016 09:13:34" youtube.com Making Solar Bankable Conference Video A unique gathering of 400+ financiers and project developers from all over the world. An inspiration event to unlock solar project development in Africa, Asi... How to implement the goals of #COP21 set in Paris? Here is an impression of our Making Solar Bankable conference, where more than 450 professionals discussed how to unlock capital for new #solar projects in developing countries.
"09.03.2016 08:47:55" fmo.nl FAQ Agua Zarca Project Honduras - FMO Due to ongoing public attention to the Agua Zarca project in Honduras, we are publishing this set of Frequently Asked Questions on the technical aspects of the Agua Zarca Hydroelectrical Generation Project. Due to ongoing public attention to the Agua Zarca project in Honduras, we are publishing this set of Frequently Asked Questions on the technical aspects of the Agua Zarca Hydroelectrical Generation Project. Read more here http://bit.ly/1QL1OEW
"08.03.2016 12:43:32" Timeline Photos Today is #IWD2016. Worldwide, many women still have no access to finance. We finance banks that take women serious because we believe every woman has the right to own a bank account. WATCH this inspiring female banking leader in Nicaragua
"04.03.2016 12:24:25" fmo.nl Jordan Shamsuna solar farm connected to national power grid - FMO The first FMO financed photovoltaic plants under the round one auction in Jordan is completed and successfully connected to the national power grid. The plant is located near Aqaba in the south of Jordan. The Shamsuna solar farm is developed by the Jordan Shamsuna solar farm is now connected to national power grid! Read more here http://bit.ly/1WWe5Ky
"01.03.2016 13:37:45" youtube.com FMONICARAGUA GREENLINE Green financing: a serious business proposition FMO co-designed a Green Line with Banpro, Nicaragua's largest commercial bank. This credit line enables clien... FMO co-designed a Green Line with Banpro, Nicaragua's largest commercial bank. This credit line enables clients of Banpro to make their business more environmentally sustainable and energy efficient. Enjoy the story of this coffee farmer from the North of
"29.02.2016 16:03:20" fmo.nl Flying swans consortium and ethiopian public private parties in food and logistics commit to... Ethiopian public and private parties met with Dutch public and private parties in the presence of Minister Ploumen of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation to discuss an investment program in agro production and logistic hubs. At the end of the NEWS: Public and private parties cooperate to invest in Ethiopia’s and Djibouti’s agriculture, food and logistics sector. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1WS1x6S
"25.02.2016 16:47:56" Timeline Photos FMO proudly presents the second film in the series on Inspiring Woman in Banking. This time our colleague Marijn Wiersma travelled to Nicaragua to interview Karla Icaza, Corporate Governance Director of Promerica Group
"25.02.2016 09:59:12" Timeline Photos FMO is proud to act as Lead Arranger and Facility Agent of the largest syndicated loan in Sri Lanka. It is great to see so much commitment to job creation and economic development both among the other lenders and for Commercial Leasing & Finance (CLC).
"25.02.2016 09:47:00" Landmark Syndication signing LOLC Group
"25.02.2016 09:47:00" Landmark Syndication signing LOLC Group
"19.02.2016 09:39:05" Timeline Photos NEWS: The winner of the Access Power-FMO Solar Shark Tank Competition is Africa Growth & Energy Solutions (AGES) UK PLC. AGES develops a portfolio of solar photovoltaic power station projects in Sierra Leone. Congratulations! #MakingSolarBankable
"18.02.2016 09:00:59" fmo.nl FMO finances East Africa's largest privately funded solar project - FMO Today, it was announced that construction of the largest solar project in East Africa will begin next month – a 10 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic project in Uganda. At a cost of $19 million, the project is the largest privately funded solar power plant Today we organize the #MakingSolarBankable conference in Amsterdam. At the same time, it was announced that the construction of East Africa’s largest solar project is set to begin next month. FMO is proudly financing this project in Soroti, Uganda. Read
"17.02.2016 08:07:54" youtube.com Clean Solar Energy, Gigawatt, Rwanda Gigawatt Global completed in record time the first major solar power farm in east Africa– creating jobs, providing a sustainable income for the Agahozo Shalo... Tomorrow is our #MakingSolarBankable conference to discuss finance solutions for solar projects in emerging markets. Proudly we present to you this short video showing the GigaWatt Global project, the first major solar power farm in east Africa. FMO
"11.02.2016 15:35:09" fmo.nl FMO to support expansion of microfinance services in Bolivia - FMO FMO has taken a 14.3% stake in BancoSol, the largest microfinance bank in Bolivia. BancoSol is the first private commercial bank in the world dedicated exclusively to microenterprise. As new investor, FMO will play an active role at board level to up Many Bolivian entrepreneurs have limited access to finance. FMO has taken a 14.3% stake in BancoSol, the largest microfinance bank in Bolivia, to expand the possibilities they create for these people and their businesses. Read more here: http://bit.
"11.02.2016 10:07:08" fmo.nl Sustainability Bonds - FMO FMO’s green eligibility criteria are aligned with the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) framework on climate change mitigation and adaptation finance.The eligible projects may include: NEWS: FMO was awarded with a ‘first green bond – Netherlands’ certificate in the category ‘national pioneers’ at the Inaugural Green Bond Awards 2016 (http://www.climatebonds.net/market/green-bond-awards). Since 2013, we have launched two successful
"10.02.2016 09:46:07" fmo.nl Publications - FMO In this section you can find our corporate publications. For our corporate films and more client stories, please visit our YouTube channel. Managed on behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MASSIF is FMO’s financial inclusion fund. It provides financing and technical assistance to microfinance institutions, small banks, and private equity funds around the globe, thus supporting
"04.02.2016 13:09:00" linkedin.com Cuban Sunny Side Up | PART 4 | ECONOMIC TRADE MISSION TO CUBA | Sunny side up I love to meet people. And love my breakfast. On this Economic Trade Mission it's easy to c FMO participated in the Dutch Trade Mission to Cuba headed by Minister Ploumen. Read here the creative blog of independent designer Hans Boot, who joined one of the sessions with FMO on solar. http://bit.ly/1nP70Ah #NLCuba
"03.02.2016 16:18:47" fmo.nl Publications - FMO In this section you can find our corporate publications. For our corporate films and more client stories, please visit our YouTube channel. Post-conflict regions are not the easiest places to build businesses. But often, they are home to an overlooked group of talented entrepreneurs with a strong desire to be part of a country’s economic revival. Today, XSML has reached the first close o
"03.02.2016 08:00:55" makingsolarbankable.com Webinar - Tracking country investment attractiveness for clean energy- Regional solar investment: Africa, Asia and Latin America- Comparing solar’s road to maturity with other technologies Join our Making Solar Bankable webinar ‘Climatescope: mapping the global frontiers for solar energy investment’ today 12pm CET/6am EST! Discussion will focus on tracking of country investment attractiveness for clean energy, regional solar investment
"01.02.2016 17:17:22" windcentrale.nl Wek je eigen groene stroom op met Winddelen! Word mede-eigenaar van een molen en wek je eigen stroom op! Leuk en eenvoudig je eigen stroom opwekken, concreet bijdragen aan een beter milieu en nog voordeliger ook! To compensate our office electricity usage, at the end of 2014 FMO acquired 2.300 parts of a Dutch wind turbine. How we did in 2015? The total production of the wind turbine equaled to 1173 MWh and our total usage was 1349 MWh. Find more information
"27.01.2016 14:23:54" fmo.nl Publications - FMO In this section you can find our corporate publications. For our corporate films and more client stories, please visit our YouTube channel. In Kosovo, delivery of financial services at affordable costs to low-income segments of society is infrequently available. Microfinance institution KrK is one of the few organizations that directly provides credit to individuals in rural areas. FMO b
"25.01.2016 14:09:11" makingsolarbankable.com Speakers Jeremy Leggett, Robert Swan, Thierry Lepercq, and many others will speak at Making Solar Bankable, the conference focusing on unlocking capital for new solar project development in emerging markets. Take a look at the speakers list here: http://www.m
"19.01.2016 08:29:15" fmo.nl FMO supports release of Vietnam Guidebook for Banks - FMO A consortium of four parties, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), and Dragon Capital Group (DCG), launched a Guidebook on Related-Party Transactions for Vietname FMO, together with the State Bank of Vietnam, IFC, and Dragon Capital Group, is proud supporter of the Vietnam guidebook for banks, to help Vietnamese banks improve their management and transparency. Find the publication here: http://bit.ly/1ZxZTI1
"14.01.2016 09:55:38" linkedin.com The bonds vs. loans dilemma Why should I buy loans instead of bonds? Bonds offer me liquidity, don’t they? True, but for liquidity to work you also need buyers and when everyone is running for the door you will not find much Interesting read: the blog of Nic Wessemius, Business Development Manager for FMO Investment Management https://lnkd.in/dSqX-uK
"12.01.2016 13:46:32" makingsolarbankable.com Solar Shark Tank The Making Solar Bankable conference is about understanding and changing perceptions around bankability, with the aim of bringing to life more solar projects in emerging markets. FMO and Access Power MEA are proud to invite clients and relations to participate in the Access Power-FMO Solar 'Shark Tank' Competition. The initiative is aimed at helping local solar power developers in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The winning p
"05.01.2016 16:14:13" fmo.nl Nanno Kleiterp announces departure as CEO of FMO On 1 October 2016, Nanno Kleiterp (1953) will step down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Management Board of FMO. On that date his second 4 year term as CEO comes to an end. NEWS: Nanno Kleiterp announces departure as CEO of FMO. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1S21TJb
"05.01.2016 08:16:03" europeandevelopmentfinanceinstitutions.cmail20.com EDFI newsletter - January 2016 EDFI is the Association of European Development Finance Institutions, a group of 15 bilateral institutions which provide long-term finance for private sector enterprises in developing and reforming economies. Since its foundation in Brussels in 1992, The new EDFI (European Development Finance Institutions) newsletter is out! Read it here: http://bit.ly/1mxOiMU
"04.01.2016 15:49:48" thebestof.upsides.com The best of Upsides Looking for inspiration for the new year? Here are inspiring stories from visionary thinkers and doers that are changing society as we know it. These inspiring people from all over the world realize we need to change the way we live, produce, consume
"31.12.2015 08:26:09" Timeline Photos “A job worth doing is worth doing together with you”
Today, the last day of 2015, we want to thank you for your cooperation and support. Building a better world cannot be done alone. We strongly believe that together we can make the sum of our wor
"30.12.2015 13:37:27" fmo.nl FMO enables deep sea grain ports in Argentina - FMO FMO, the Dutch development bank, and Credit Agricole-CIB have arranged a USD 32.5 million facility for the construction of a USD 65 million green-field grain terminal in Quequén, one of the two deep sea grain ports in Argentina. FMO enables deep sea grain ports in Argentina for agribusiness development in a sustainable and responsible manner. Read more here http://bit.ly/1QY9vfF
"28.12.2015 16:08:03" gtreview.com 2015/2016: Views from the trade finance industry | Global Trade Review (GTR) GTR asks senior trade finance industry figures about what changed in 2015, and how they expect it to evolve in … As 2015 comes to an end, Global Trade Review (GTR) requested trade finance leaders, including FMO’s Chief Risk and Finance Officer Jurgen Rigterink, to look back at global trade growth in 2015 and present their view on 2016. Read it here: http://bit.
"24.12.2015 10:40:55" fmo.nl FMO in the lead to support job creation in Sri Lanka - FMO On Friday 18 December, the Dutch development bank FMO has arranged the first tranche of a USD 153 million senior secured syndicated loan for Commercial Leasing & Finance (CLC) in Sri Lanka. The first amount of USD 109 million arranged on Friday will FMO is in the lead to support job creation in Sri Lanka. We have arranged the first tranche of a USD 153 million senior secured syndicated loan for Commercial Leasing & Finance (CLC). Want to know more? Go to http://bit.ly/1RIo2Mf
"23.12.2015 10:45:54" fmo-im.nl Emerging Markets Loans Fund - FMO IM This new fund offers European qualified investors the opportunity to invest in an attractive asset class that traditionally has a high barrier to enter. Vandaag verscheen de speciale bijlage van het Financieel Dagblad over opkomende markten. Het artikel over beleggen in opkomend markten zet kort en bondig uiteen waarom beleggen in opkomende markten zo interessant kan zijn – vooral voor institutionele
"21.12.2015 14:32:48" fmo.nl FMO arranges USD 122 million syndicated loan for mobile communications infrastructure in Myanmar... The Dutch development bank FMO has arranged a financial package of USD 122 million from European Development Finance Institutions for Irrawaddy Green Towers Ltd. (IGT) to build mobile communications infrastructure across Myanmar. The financial packag FMO is proud to support Irrawaddy Green Towers Ltd. (IGT) to build mobile communications infrastructure across Myanmar. In 2014 only 14 % of the people in Myanmar had access to mobile telecom services. Therefore, IGT will build a mobile telecom tower
"15.12.2015 08:36:33" Timeline Photos Malnutrition of pregnant women and young children is devastating for a child’s mental and physical development. Therefore, FMO finances Africa Improved Foods, a Joint Venture Company established by Royal DSM, IFC, CDC and FMO, to manufacture affordab
"14.12.2015 10:30:25" Timeline Photos #COP21 outcomes and ambitions urge financial institutions to rethink their investment practices. To turn big ideas into action, FMO started this morning with a presentation of the World Resource Institute (WRI) on big data and business tools availabl
"09.12.2015 13:10:41" bbc.co.uk How Kenya's Rift Valley Railways turned around its safety record, Focus on Africa - BBC World... How Kenya's Rift Valley Railways turned around its safety record Interesting listening: FMO private equity investee on BBC world service - how #Kenya’s Rift Valley Railways turned around its safety record http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03b3nf6
"09.12.2015 09:43:14" eib.org We care for our climate! Therefore, FMO supports the 5 Climate Mainstreaming Voluntary Principles to put climate at the heart of all we do. Take a closer look here: http://bit.ly/FImainstreaming
"04.12.2015 10:17:19" Timeline Photos NEWS: ElectriFI will be launched today at #EUCOP21! This European energy financing initiative is for the 1.2 million people in this world who have no or poor access to #energy. It is a cooperation of European development banks (EDFI) and the EU to fu
"03.12.2015 10:56:13" Timeline Photos This morning FMO signed a US$15 mln loan participation for the construction of 7 small hydropower plants for the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA). We are proud of the impact the KTDA Power project will have on Kenya’s agribusiness & energy sector
"02.12.2015 13:39:55" Timeline Photos Today Dutch Minister Lilianne #Ploumen will officially launch our innovative climate fund #ClimateInvestorOne for the financing of renewable energy projects in developing countries at #NLCOP21, Paris
"01.12.2015 09:28:43" Photos from FMO's post FMO is proud to be present at the launch of the Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) guiding Principles and E-learning platform, officially opened by Dr. Patrick Njoroge, Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya
"26.11.2015 14:07:54" youtube.com The Dutch Spark for Clean Cooking Solutions The Dutch Spark for Clean Cooking Solutions works to support the goals of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. By bringing together a variety of stakeho... Towards #COP21.. FMO is part of the Dutch Spark for Clean Cooking Solutions, a group of Netherlands-based public, business, finance, carbon, and development partners. Watch this movie to learn about our ambitions: https://youtu.be/Dk744QIRDmc
"25.11.2015 08:40:27" Timeline Photos Bill Clinton, former President of the United States and President of the Clinton Foundation, has visited Laudato Si wind park in Panama, a project financed by FMO. The project, with 215 MW in total installed capacity, is the largest of its kind in th
"24.11.2015 08:25:00" Timeline Photos The winners of the Nudge Global Leadership Challenge are announced. Congratulations to the new global Young Leaders in Sustainability 2015 #GlobalChallenge! We wish you all the best with Tony's Chocolonely in Africa in order to help stop slavery on c
"23.11.2015 18:14:30" Timeline Photos FMOs CEO Nanno Kleiterp signed a Letter of Intent on behalf of the Flying Swans Consortium, existing of several Dutch organizations, including FMO. Flying Swans and the South African fruit sector committed to cooperation in agro-logistics, such as th
"19.11.2015 08:16:14" Timeline Photos FMO supports female entrepreneurs in South Africa by financing the Small Enterprise Foundation. 99% of SEF's clients are female. John de Wit, Managing Director of SEF and Nanno Kleiterp signed the facility during the official ceremony that was part o
"06.11.2015 13:57:41" Timeline Photos Our CEO Nanno Kleiterp spoke during the REDD+ Business Initiative about the road towards #COP21 #climatechange
"04.11.2015 18:01:40" fmo.nl FMO launches 'Inspiring Women in Banking' movie series - FMO Role models, stories of inspirational female role models, are key to understanding that special resilience that makes these women persevere and will help us see how they are busy rewriting the unwritten rules. FMO proudly presents its ‘Inspiring Women in Banking’ series. Watch the first short portraits of Kshama Fernandes, CEO of IFMR Capital in India: http://bit.ly/1NefBRT
"03.11.2015 09:00:07" Timeline Photos On Saturday 7 November the #Afrikadag 2015 will take place at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. Main guests are Makthar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Africa, Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Lilianne Ploumen, Minister fo
"30.10.2015 09:45:06" Timeline Photos Ever heard of deforestation-free cocoa?
The Peru Tambopata REDD+ project by Althelia Ecosphere, in which FMO invests, is one of the winners of the UNFCCC Momentum for Change Award. They work on the protection of 570,000 ha of rainforest in Peru and p
"30.10.2015 09:23:26" Timeline Photos European Development Finance Institutions (#EDFI’s) invested more than EUR2 billion in #climatefinance projects in 2014!
Read about EDFI’s climate initiatives and investments in this new booklet. You can find it at https://www.fmo.nl/publications or
"29.10.2015 17:57:49" Timeline Photos FMO congratulates Access Bank! They have been adjudged winner for the Women’s Market Champion 2015 Award category at the Annual Summit of the Global Banking Alliance (GBA) for Women in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The bank received the distinguished award alon
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"23.10.2015 08:54:40" Timeline Photos Our colleagues conducted a workshop for MBA students on investing in development in emerging markets #RSMMBA16 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
"23.10.2015 08:03:07" Timeline Photos FMO finances energy generation for Rwandan local communities & businesses. Interesting read on #KivuWatt project in Volkskrant today, written by Joris Tielens
"22.10.2015 15:36:01" venturesafrica.com Ecobank raises $125 million from Dutch firm, Afreximbank to increase the bank's dollar liquidity... Ecobank raises $125 million from Dutch firm, Afreximbank to further increase the bank's dollar liquidity You might have seen us in the news this week because Ecobank Nigeria has secured a $125 million from FMO and Afrexim Bank. Check http://bit.ly/1QXqmeS in case you missed it. We are proud to support local corporates and SMEs in Nigeria through this fi
"22.10.2015 11:34:24" Timeline Photos FMO is proud sponsor of #HouseoftheFuture to stimulate and celebrate cooperation between South Africa and the Netherlands. The events take place during the official visit of Dutch PM Rutte, Minister of Agriculture Dijksma and the economic trade missi
"15.10.2015 09:38:33" Timeline Photos Is green microfinance ‘investment ready’? Our colleagues Hatem Mahbouli and Desmond Fortes wrote an interesting article on the commercial viability of microfinance. Find it in the international journal Enterprise Development and Microfinance (EDM): h
"14.10.2015 10:00:14" Timeline Photos Our colleague Elise Lufting presented her blog on the under-representation of women across the private equity universe. Read it at https://www.fmo.nl/publications
"09.10.2015 13:20:54" ascent-africa.com Ascent-Africa | We invest in entrepreneurs and enterprises with a proven track record. We’re looking for ambitious, entrepreneurial stand-out performers that are poised and ready to grow a “best in class” enterprise. FMO congratulates private equity firm Ascent Capital with raising US$80 million for their Ascent Rift Valley Fund Ltd (ARVF). FMO invests in ARVF because of their focus on growing local SMEs in East Africa. Want to know more? See http://ascent-africa
"05.10.2015 12:08:43" Timeline Photos Last week, the ACTIAM FMO SME Finance Fund closed at over EUR 150 mln, enabling further #growth for #SMEs in emerging markets. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1WHMOfu
"02.10.2015 15:48:41" viceversaonline.nl Exclusief: groen en inclusief Vice Versa - Vakblad over ontwikkelingssamenwerking An article on the Green Inclusive Finance Conference was published on www.viceversaonline.nl today. Read about the importance of combining 'green' with 'inclusive' (in Dutch)http://www.viceversaonline.nl/2015/10/exclusief-groen-en-inclusief/
"30.09.2015 07:35:21" fmo.nl Sustainability Bonds - FMO FMO’s green eligibility criteria are aligned with the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) framework on climate change mitigation and adaptation finance.The eligible projects may include: Our new Sustainability Bond Newsletter is published. Read more on the green and inclusive projects through https://www.fmo.nl/susbonds
"25.09.2015 11:04:54" linkedin.com Some goals are more equal than others: impact investing in practice This month marks the official launch of the new Sustainable Development Goals. No less than 17 goals, about which world leaders representing the 193 Read the new blog of Yvonne Bakkum, Director of FMO Investment Management, on her ambition to scale up impact investing : http://bit.ly/1NYdS8M
"24.09.2015 13:53:31" Timeline Photos Read our new case study on Fondo de Desarrollo Local, a Nicaraguan NGO microfinance institution founded to enable micro, small and medium entrepreneurs to improve their standard of living. FMO invested in FDL via the Dutch Government’s MASSIF financi
"23.09.2015 07:35:47" Photos from FMO's post The participants of our Future of Banking Academy (#FoBAcademy15) opened the Euronext Stock Exchange
"22.09.2015 08:42:37" Timeline Photos Off-grid solar from India to Kenya - With a US$ 2 mln common equity investment from the Access to Energy Fund, Orb Energy has established and expanded its off-grid solar business in Kenya, a country where 80% of the population does not have access to
"17.09.2015 13:12:22" fmo.nl Future of Banking Academy - FMO The Future of Banking Academy program is an invitation-only program co-created by FMO and Amsterdam Institute of Finance (AIF). Senior financial sector professionals from around the world will be selected to partake in this highly interactive and tho The Future of Banking Academy (#FoBAcademy15) will take place in Amsterdam on September 20-25. Eighteen financial sector executives from around the world will take part in this highly interactive and thought provoking 6-day journey. Check the website
"15.09.2015 07:16:33" youtube.com PRI in Person 2015 - Day 3 - Plenary 3: The future impact of investing Plenary 3 The future of impact investing A conversation with: Sir Ronald Cohen, Chair of the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group and Yvonne Bakkum... Interested to know where the future of impact investing lies? Watch this PRI in Person’s video featuring FMO Investment Management’s Yvonne Bakkum, Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group's Sir Ronald Cohen and CalPERS’ Priya Mathur. http://bi
"10.09.2015 14:21:30" edfi.be EDFI Annual Report 2014 Association of bilateral institutions providing long-term finance for private sector enterprises in developing and reforming economies. EDFI, the Association of European Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), published its yearly report of 2014.
The investment portfolio of EDFI members, representing their involvement in private sector development, continued to grow and totaled at
"09.09.2015 13:32:40" unpri.org Follow PRI in Person 2015 live online - Principles for Responsible Investment On 8-10 September, London will play host to PRI in Person 2015, bringing together over 1,000 people from more than 25 countries Follow PRI in Person live. FMO’s Yvonne Bakkum will be on stage with Sir Ronald Cohen at 4:30pm BST.
"03.09.2015 16:32:50" Timeline Photos FMO is happy to announce that Trishanta Chetty is our South African candidate @NudgeChallenges this year. She is an associate principal at Metier Investment and Advisory Services, a South Africa-based private equity fund manager.
“In both my person
"02.09.2015 08:24:48" Timeline Photos FMO is happy to announce that Judith Drion was selected as our FMO candidate @NudgeChallenges this year. Judith focuses on financing (renewable) energy projects in emerging countries throughout Asia and Northwest Africa. “I have formulated my idea to
"31.08.2015 11:26:26" finca.org FMO Arranges USD15 Million Loan Syndication to FINCA Bank Kyrgyzstan - FINCA International FMO Arranges USD15 Million Loan Syndication to FINCA Bank Kyrgyzstan FMO is supporting micro and small business financing in Kyrgyzstan read more here: http://www.finca.org/press-release/fmo-arranges-usd15-million-loan-syndication-to-finca-bank-kyrgyzstan/?utm_source=SMS&utm_medium=TW&utm_campaign=FMO_Kyrgyzstan
"27.08.2015 13:36:13" South African and Dutch market leaders in horticulture, construction and logistics signed an intention to cooperate in cool logistics in South Africa. The cooperation will be a North-East to South-West rail connection for the transport of fresh produ
"25.08.2015 08:22:41" nudge-global-leadership-challenge.com FMO supports South Africa in the Nudge Global Leadership Challenge 2015 - Nudge Global... South Africa is one of the participant countries in the Nudge Global Leadership Challenge 2015 thanks to the Country Support Partnership with FMO. FMO is the Dutch development bank which has invested in the private sector in developing countries and FMO is proud to be participating in Nudge Leadership Challengesagain this year
"24.08.2015 12:04:12" nl4worldbank.org nl4worldbank.org Great cooperation with the IFC in 2014. Data released by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, shows that Dutch investment bank FMO was the largest co-investor of the IFC in Fiscal Year 2014. Ad
"20.08.2015 13:00:25" dailymirror.lk FMO and DEG assistance to develop actuarial talent at Asian Alliance Insurance With Sri Lanka’s insurance industry set to grow exponentially in the coming years, actuarial expertise, which is at the heart of the insurance business, needs to be greatly strengthened and is a big priority for the progression of the local insurance Interesting new assistance deal with the Sri Lankan insurance industry
"18.08.2015 14:36:57" fmo.nl FMO s New initiatives enhance its development impact - FMO FMO (the Dutch Development Finance Company) published its 2015 semi-annual results today. The total committed investment portfolio increased to EUR 8.8 billion (HY 2014: EUR 6.9 billion). New commitments amounted to EUR 862 million (HY 2014: EUR 850 FMO (the Dutch Development Finance Company) published its 2015 semi-annual results today. A net profit of EUR 98 million (HY 2014: EUR 66 million) will enable further green and inclusive investments and increase jobs supported and created in developi
"18.08.2015 07:44:49" A delegation of members of the Dutch parliament is visiting Rwanda this week. They are accompanied by the Dutch embassy and FMO's Bernhard van Meeteren in the photo they are visiting the Gigawatt solar park. Later this week they will also visit the B
"17.08.2015 09:18:09" theguardian.com What if global development was funded by developing countries' money? Increasing bank deposits and investing pension funds differently could reduce developing countries’ reliance on international donors An interesting read on financing developing economies.
"13.08.2015 08:26:27" empea.org Apis Partners’ Debut Fund Reaches a First Close with Capital Commitments (Pan-Emerging Markets)... The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) is an independent, global membership association whose mission is to catalyze the development of private equity and venture capital industries in emerging markets. FMO - Dutch Development Bank FMO is one of the participating investors in this new US$157 million fund that will invest in financial services companies based in Africa and South Asia.
"10.08.2015 09:26:33" Dutch-Bangla Pack Ltd (DBPL), is a leading producer of large flexible industrial containers used for storing and transporting products including foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, and speciality chemicals. With support from FMO it is realising its commerci
"06.08.2015 09:03:42" youtube.com FMO video Kivuwatt July 2015 This video shows the positive impacts the Kivuwatt power project could have on the local communitities in Rwanda. FMO routinely carries out impact studies, in order to assess the value and impact of our investment. One such evaluation is being carried out on the coming online of the methane gas project from Lake Kivu in Rwanda. The following film is the first in
"03.08.2015 07:00:37" naturalcapitaldeclaration.org Soft Commodity Forest Risk Tool | Natural Capital Declaration The continuing loss of the world’s tropical rainforests and the resulting contribution to climate change, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation represents a significant threat to the security of water, food, energy, health and climate for milli Report by the Natural Capital Declaration (NCD) finds that FMO is among the best performing financial institutions in terms of managing risks related to deforestation and degradation linked to the production and processing of soft commodities. Out of
"16.07.2015 10:54:25" Did you know that almost one in 10 of Europe's native wild bees face extinction? Since at FMO we are passionate about our own sustainable impact, we now have a honey beehive on our rooftop. Initially we have one small honey beehive with 20.000 bees o
"13.07.2015 08:13:11" webtv.un.org 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development, Addis Ababa 2015, Opening and 1st... 1. Opening of the Conference.2. Election of the President.3. Opening of the Conference.4. Adoption of the rules of procedure. FMO's CEO Nanno Kleiterp is in Addis Ababa as the third International Conference on Financing for Development #FFD3 starts. It is possible to follow the event via livestream here https://lnkd.in/d9uJHQc
"09.07.2015 11:08:06" FMO - Dutch Development Bank Read more about our CEN power energy project in Ghana - which will provide base load power to the country's grid, providing much needed energy stability for the development of its industries. https://lnkd.in/dEybNqq
"07.07.2015 14:43:11" fmo.nl FMO contributes to improving infrastructure in Bangladesh - FMO Today, FMO announces that together with Infrastructure Development Company Limited (“IDCOL”) it has signed an agreement with Summit Alliance Port Limited (“SAPL”) in Bangladesh, providing a USD 30.51 million senior corporate loan. IDCOL and FMO will Today we announced that together with Infrastructure Development Company Limited we have signed an agreement with Summit Alliance Port Limited (“SAPL”) in Bangladesh to help improvement of basic infrastructure in the country. Read more here:
"07.07.2015 07:31:49" cvent.com PRI in Person 2015 PRI in Person 2015. Online registration by Cvent We are excited to announce that Yvonne Bakkum, Managing Director of FMO's Investment Management will be participating in the plenary session on day three of PRI in Person in London. She will be participating in a conversation with Sir Ronald Cohen. F
"06.07.2015 07:45:24" finchannel.com FINCHANNEL.com - In recognition of its achievements Lisi Development receives Golden Brand 2014 Golden Brand Awards, the most influential awards in Georgia, companies, brands, marketing, Tbilisi Congratulations to Lisi Development, an FMO backed initiative, from Georgia for winning the Golden Awards for innovative sustainability standards.http://bit.ly/1KAtX15
"02.07.2015 08:30:32" ecobanking.com Home Sitio Demo de Ecobanking FMO’s Nanno Kleiterp will be the keynote speaker at Ecobanking’s annual event this year in Costa Rica (25th August). The topic for 2015 is Sustainable Housing. Please join us there! http://www.ecobanking.com
"29.06.2015 07:57:19" FMO's CEO Nanno Kleiterp at the opening of the Natural Capital Coalition meeting for members in London on June 26. The meeting marked the countdown to the launch of the Global Natural Capital Protocol, it touched on the key elements of the Coalition’
"25.06.2015 08:09:24" This film was taken during FMO's recent trip to Uganda to visit coffee plantations.
"23.06.2015 11:40:05" upsides.com Peru’s number one in cocoa and chocolate Machu Picchu Foods is the leader in cocoa and chocolate production in Peru. Luis Guzman talks to Upsides about the organic cocoa and farmer support programmes they have developed. ‘We believe working with farmers is the best way to guarantee quality, Machu Picchu Foods is the leader in cocoa and chocolate production in Peru. Luis Guzman talks to Upsides about the organic cocoa and farmer support programmes they have developed. The company worked along with FMO and IDH The Sustainable Trade Initia
"22.06.2015 12:09:06" To find out more about our Gigawatt project read our client case here.
"16.06.2015 08:06:38" This photo of the Gigawatt Solar project in Rwanda, supported by FMO, won the photo award during the Africa Energy Awards at #AEF2015 last week in Dubai. The photo was provided by Chaim Motzen; and the photographer was Ido Herman. Congratulations to
"11.06.2015 11:49:07" viceversaonline.nl Nanno Kleiterp (FMO): ‘We gaan door met samenwerken, tenzij het bedrijf het wel heel bont maakt’ Vice Versa - Vakblad over ontwikkelingssamenwerking FMO CEO Nanno Kleiterp pictured yesterday evening during the ‘Raising the game’ debate in Amsterdam's De Balie. Other participants included Daniëlle Hirsch (Both Ends), Winfried Pietersen (Royal Haskoning) and Andrew Makkinga was the moderator. They
"11.06.2015 09:33:04" africa-energy-forum.com Power Projects & Infrastructure Forums| Energy Seminars| Africa Energy Forum (AEF) The Africa Energy Forum, focusing on power projects in Africa, is an annual infrastructure forum & energy seminar where industry executives meet & network. Come see us participating and sharing thoughts during the Competition session @ #aef15. We look forward to seeing who wins the competition for early stage renewable energy finance. It starts at 2pm! Good luck to all participants.
"11.06.2015 06:54:24" FMO’s Energy Director Elvira Eurlings is moderating the Panel Discussion on “Debt Financing” in conference room 3 this morning. #AEF15
"09.06.2015 08:52:37" africa-energy-forum.com Power Projects & Infrastructure Forums| Energy Seminars| Africa Energy Forum (AEF) The Africa Energy Forum, focusing on power projects in Africa, is an annual infrastructure forum & energy seminar where industry executives meet & network. We are excited to participate in the first day of the Africa Energy Forum 2015. We are participating in the Panel Discussion on “The Need for a Standardised Procurement Policy” in conference room 3. #AEF15
"08.06.2015 11:06:56" Linda Broekhuizen, FMO’s Chief Investment Officer,Sharon Dijksma, State Secretary of Economic Affairs, Mark Rutte, Prime Minister, Manoj Kumar Upadhyay Found and CEO of ACSL and Lilianne Plouman, Minister for Foreign Trade & Development Cooperation,
"08.06.2015 07:12:35" We are attending the Africa Energy Forum 2015 in Dubai from 8-11 June. We hope to see many of you there to share some of our stories of our work in Africa and sharing our expertise. You can find us at stall 55-56 in the exhibition center. #AEF15
"05.06.2015 09:23:48" FMO and IFC have signed a new partnership to help mainstream resource efficiency in building construction. An innovation of IFC, EDGE shows property developers how fast and affordable it is to construct resource-efficient buildings, enabling them to
"04.06.2015 09:57:12" Yvonne Bakkum, Director FMO Investment Management, has new blog. Read her three epiphanies on impact investing and what intentionality means. http://linkd.in/1Ik0Foq
"02.06.2015 14:01:11" youtube.com Sustainable and Traceable Cocoa in Nigeria Theobroma B.V. is an independent market maker and trader in cocoa products and raw cocoa beans. The company produces cocoa products in Nigeria under the bran... Watch this video to find out more about Tulip, a sustainable Cocoa producer in Nigeria, and FMO's role in supporting them.
"01.06.2015 07:33:11" gov.uk £50 million of existing funds allocated to boost investment in renewables - News stories - GOV.UK The UK government has committed £50 million of existing funding to the Climate Development Finance Facility (CDFF) to help developing countries tackle climate change. The UK government has committed £50 million of existing funding to the Climate Development Finance Facility (CDFF) to help developing countries tackle climate change. The CDFF is an innovative cradle-to-grave finance facility for medium to large scal
"28.05.2015 11:37:57" fmo.nl NN Investment Partners and FMO to launch Emerging Markets loans fund - FMO NN Investment Partners (NN IP), formerly known as ING Investment Management, and the Dutch development bank *Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden (FMO) have joined forces in developing an emerging markets loans fund. The fund will enab FMO and NN Investment Partners recently joined forces in developing an emerging markets loans fund. The fund will enable institutional investors to invest in emerging markets corporate loans. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/1KnPs3l
"21.05.2015 11:48:06" Click below to listen to FMO's CEO Nanno Kleiterp's interview on BNR Radio. He addressed the dilemmas around investing in emerging countries: "to make an impact you have to take risks". Please start listening from 32:00 minutes
"18.05.2015 12:58:38" impactcapitalsummiteurope.com Impact Capital Summit – Europe 19-20 May 2015 The Impact Capital Summit is for European institutional investors deploying capital across asset classes for return and impact. The one and a half day forum will inform and provide one-on-one meetings between institutional investors and successful im We are a proud sponsor of the Impact Capital Summit Europe, taking place in the Hague between 19-20 May 2015. FMO's CEO Nanno Kleiterp will be giving a speech around FMO's experience as an impact investor. http://bit.ly/1Gpr03n
"15.05.2015 09:22:54" fmo.nl Supporting economic development in Mongolia - FMO FMO, together with Triodos Investment Management closed a USD 35 million club deal for Khan Bank in Mongolia. FMO will provide USD 25 million, while Triodos Investment Management will provide USD 10 million loan. The transaction helps boost developme FMO and Triodos have recently closed a deal to support Mongolia’s Khan Bank with USD 35 mln facility to boost the country’s SME sector, read more here. http://bit.ly/1G2NcPI
"12.05.2015 13:25:51" sos2015.fmo.nl Home - Special Operations Seminar 2015 "When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity". - By John F. Kennedy FMO is hosting this year's annual Special Operations Seminar, between 17-19 May in Amsterdam. The event is organized by Special Operations teams of DFIs, to network and share experiences in this field. Maybe we will see some of you there. To find ou
"07.05.2015 11:58:05" By supporting the wind farms of Consorcio Eólico Amayo II (Amayo) and Eolo de Nicaragua (Eolo), FMO creates access to cleaner energy in Nicaragua. To read our client case please click here: http://bit.ly/1ca2lSY
"04.05.2015 09:26:03" youtube.com FMO Towards a Better World 2013 "In 2050, a staggering 9 billion people will inhabit the earth. If we continue to live the way we do, we will need 2.4 planets to sustain all of them. Failur... In 2050, a staggering 9 billion people will inhabit the earth. If we continue to live the way we do, we will need 2.4 planets to sustain all of them. Watch our film to find out how FMO intends to support a sustainable world by doubling its impact and
"30.04.2015 13:23:42" upsides.com Off the streets and onto the stage Thousands of Zambian children are living on the streets, leaving them vulnerable to dangerous and exploitative activities. However, this accounts for only half the story. The other half shows the vibrant cultural community that’s growing in Zambia be https://www.upsides.com/2015/04/21/taking-kids-off-streets-onto-stage/
"29.04.2015 06:29:03" fmo.nl FMO and TCX initiatives selected by The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance - FMO FMO, the Dutch Development Bank, and TCX, The Currency Exchange Fund, proudly announce that their two initiatives have been selected as pilot initiative by The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (“GILCF”). GILCF is a global initiative that sup FMO and TCX initiatives selected by The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance to fund renewable energy projects. Read more here: http://www.fmo.nl/k/n114/news/view/19132/179/fmo-and-tcx-initiatives-selected-by-the-global-innovation-lab-for-climat
"21.04.2015 14:05:29" fmo.nl Position statements - FMO FMO aims to help our clients reach the highest environmental and social standards, and as such, we have developed policies and position statements that lay the ground for our sustainable development management approach. FMO will no longer directly finance any projects on coal-based power generation, and/or coal mining. To find out more about our policies and position statements read further here:
"20.04.2015 08:28:44" fmo.nl Publications - FMO In this section you can find our corporate publications. For our corporate films and more client stories, please visit our YouTube channel. With the largest distribution network in Zimbia, Zanaco -the ‘People’s Bank’- is bringing financial services to over 800,000 customers in 90 of the 102 districts. Through its financing, FMO supports Zanaco’s growth strategy. Read more about this clie
"16.04.2015 09:36:23" upsides.com ‘We are creating demand for green lines and outperforming our ambitious goals’ Felipe Cobos, business loans manager at Nicaragua’s largest bank, brought the optimal combination of skills and experience to Banpro’s effort to launch its innovative programme of green lines to support farmers who adopt environmentally-friendly prac https://www.upsides.com/2015/04/10/creating-demand-green-lines-outperforming-ambitious-goals/
"13.04.2015 08:07:19" upsides.com ‘There is a shortage of really persuasive deals’ Professor Stuart Hart is one of the world’s top authorities on the implications of environment and poverty for business strategy. He has published more than 70 papers and authored or edited seven books with over 15,000 Google Scholar citations. His a https://www.upsides.com/2015/03/27/shortage-really-persuasive-deals/
"09.04.2015 08:55:09" linkedin.com The new IRR: Impact, Risk and Return A new 3-D way of looking at investmentsThere is no such thing as a free lunch. Or, when talking about long term investing, no return without risk.In the Netherlands, a debate is going on about the risk appetite of pension funds. To what extent does r Read the latest blog from our Yvonne Bakkum our Director of Investment Management.
"07.04.2015 13:36:43" fmo.nl Publications - FMO FMO supports India’s drive for increased financial inclusion by contributing to improved ATM infrastructure in the country. For this and more client stories, please visit our website FMO.nl. Electronic Payment and Services (EPS) and FMO join forces to bring ATMs to rural India.
"30.03.2015 14:44:04" fmo.nl www.fmo.nl FMO arranged a landmark A/B syndication loan for Banco Continental , mobilizing regional banks to increase the availability of long-tenor commercial financing in Paraguay. Read this and more impact stories on FMO.nl
"24.03.2015 08:02:01" annualreport.fmo.nl Annual Report 2014 Curious about the impact we had in 2014? Visit our annual report website and read about the financial, social and environmental impact our clients had in 2014!
"24.03.2015 07:56:36" FMO's cover photo
"23.03.2015 12:03:18" p-plus.nl FMO durft in crisislanden te investeren Om echt impact te creeren, moet je risico's nemen. "Voor een goede investeerder is een risico ook een kans. Hoe onrustig een land ook is, als jij beter bent dan de rest dan overleef je het."
"20.03.2015 13:54:54" upsides.com Lower Solu paves the way for other investors to tap Nepal’s immense hydropower potential Nepal's potential hydropower capacity is over 100 times its current installed capacity. Private sector investment in this sector is crucial to unlocking the potential.
"10.03.2015 08:36:58" upsides.com Launch of the first international private equity fund in Nepal The Dolma Impact Fund may very well prove to be a turning point for Nepal, providing much needed growth capital to one of the poorest countries in the world.
"05.03.2015 09:21:17" upsides.com Meet the banker: Renuka Fernando in Sri Lanka Renuka Fernando leads the charge at Nations Trust Bank, in Sri Lanka. She talks to Upsides about her bank's secret to helping SME clients grow, the drive to digital and how this will help them meet customer demands for instant access to service.
"25.02.2015 08:02:24" Today the Marriott Hotel opens its doors in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. FMO financed the construction of this hotel alongside IFC in 2013. The hotel has created new jobs and contributed to the reconstruction of infrastructure destroyed by the 2010 earthqu
"25.02.2015 08:02:24" Timeline Photos Today the Marriott Hotel opens its doors in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. FMO financed the construction of this hotel alongside IFC in 2013. The hotel has created new jobs and contributed to the reconstruction of infrastructure destroyed by the 2010 earthquake.
"16.02.2015 14:12:47" www.upsides.com Power to Kenyan wind turbines A peek into the largest wind power project in Africa. What exactly is Lake Turkana Wind Power doing for local communities? And what exactly does clean energy mean for Africa?
"09.02.2015 08:58:38" www.theguardian.com The killer lake: how an exploding lake became a gold mine for Rwanda Pioneering sometimes means investing in unproven technology, if that technology could mean high-impact results. The KivuWatt biogas project will soon begin producing energy: removing lethal methane gas from Lake Kivu to solve Rwanda's energy poverty.
"04.02.2015 13:13:21" Mobile Uploads It's all smiles as Minister Lilianne Ploumen pays a visit to the Trojaco factory of The Makers, a Dutch clothing company owned by the Van Gils brothers.
The Makers has been an FMO client since 2014. Learn more about why we invest in this company her
"19.01.2015 00:33:00" FMO invests along the agribusiness value chain, striving to maximize impact at the level of smallholder farmers.
Photo credits: FMO/Ingmar Timmer
"19.01.2015 00:33:00" Cover Photos FMO invests along the agribusiness value chain, striving to maximize impact at the level of smallholder farmers.
Photo credits: FMO/Ingmar Timmer
"16.01.2015 08:33:51" www.upsides.com ‘Trade, not aid’ ‘As our role evolves from that of a traditional trader to a more farmer-centric one, the relations we have with farmers and customers become more sustainable. Our earnings are therefore more stable.’ Upsides interviews FMO's agribusiness client ECOM on commodity trading and putting the farmer at the heart of their strategy.
"08.01.2015 08:36:43" mba.mn Тогтвортой санхүүжилт (ТоС) - Шинэ үеийн банкир ... Watch the video about Next Generation Banking in Mongolia part of the Mongolian Sustainable Finance Initiative
“Sustainable finance presents a new economic model, one in which growth no longer comes at the expenses of communities and the environmen
"12.12.2014 08:42:49" yearbook2014.upsides.com Upsides Yearbook: the best of 2014 ‘Be the change you want to see in the world.’ The articles in Upsides are all about people who put these words by Mohanda Ghandi into practice.
"11.12.2014 14:34:46" Interview met Linda Broekhuizen, CIO bij onze partner FMO Bekijk hier het interview met tips voor het opzetten van een succesvolle business-case met Linda Broekhuizen, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) bij Nederlandse ... “Wij geloven heel erg in innovatieve oplossingen door middel van een partnership.”
FMO Chief Investment Officer Linda Broekhuizen geeft advies over het opzetten van een succesvolle partnership business-case.
"11.12.2014 09:37:51" www.upsides.com Why private equity boosts developing economies While private equity firms are more focused on financial returns than development banks, they have crucial characteristics that make them especially powerful in generating private sector development. Consultants at Steward Redqueen identify the four characteristics that explain the special impact private equity has on development.
"10.12.2014 15:12:47" Mongolian Sustainable Finance Forum 2014, December 16, #Ulaanbaatar | infomongolia.com, December 9:
Mongolian Bankers Association (MBA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Green Development of Mongolia, The Bank of Mongolia /Centra Timeline Photos We look forward to the Mongolian Sustainable Finance Forum on December 16, in Ulaanbaatar!
"27.11.2014 00:28:00" Cover Photos Photo: Ingmar Timmer / FMO
"27.11.2014 00:28:00" Cover Photos Photo: Ingmar Timmer / FMO
"26.11.2014 10:17:58" www.upsides.com Mongolia ‘cannot succeed in a world that fails’ Upsides gives us a look at the Mongolian Sustainable Finance Working Group, and the role banks can play in guiding a country's development. With less than three million Mongolians sharing a country four times the size of Germany, one would not expect air pollution to be of major concern. But this central Asian country has its fair share of environmental - and social - problems to contend
"21.11.2014 15:44:14" Banco Continental Paraguay is the country's largest lender to SME and corporates, many of whom are active in the agriculture sector. Together with Bladex, FMO arranged a US$50 million syndicate for Continental, mobilizing more than six other parties
"21.11.2014 15:44:14" Timeline Photos Banco Continental Paraguay is the country's largest lender to SME and corporates, many of whom are active in the agriculture sector. Together with Bladex, FMO arranged a US$50 million syndicate for Continental, mobilizing more than six other parties to
"19.11.2014 15:46:09" The winners of De Partnership Verkiezing open the Amsterdam Stock Exchange! After months of working on their business case, the young professionals from Alliander took home this year's prize for their innovative solution to stabilizing power supplies in African hospitals while also reducing energy production costs.
"19.11.2014 09:31:25" Congratulations to FMO client Kompanion Financial Group on winning the 2014 European Microfinance Award! The Microfinance and Environment Award recognizes Kompanion's land restoration and stewardship program for herding communities borrowing from the
"19.11.2014 09:31:25" Timeline Photos Congratulations to FMO client Kompanion Financial Group on winning the 2014 European Microfinance Award! The Microfinance and Environment Award recognizes Kompanion's land restoration and stewardship program for herding communities borrowing from the MFI
"13.11.2014 12:26:16" www.upsides.com 'Making hunger disappear is not about higher productivity' Wageningen University's Pablo Tittonell talks about solving world hunger by updating farming systems - and the enormous role consumers play in catalyzing this change.
"12.11.2014 10:28:35" www.abnamro.com Duurzaam beleggen: maak een verschil mét rendement Duurzaam beleggen: waarom zou u het laten? Ontdek het tijdens het webinar van ABN AMRO en FMO over impactvol beleggen met rendement. Vanavond om 20:30 in een live webinar gaan Eric Buckens van ABN AMRO en Nanno Kleiterp van FMO hierover in gesprek. Deelnemen is gratis en het beloofd erg interessant te worden!
"11.11.2014 12:41:10" www.departnershipverkiezing.nl Stem hier op de business-cases 2014! Deelnemers De Partnership Verkiezing 2014 bekend!
De deelnemers aan De Partnership Verkiezing zijn bekend en het stemmen is begonnen! Van afval verwerking in India tot een financieel systeem voor suikerboeren in Oeganda… Deze organisaties doen mee m
"10.11.2014 15:34:49" www.upsides.com Sustainable momentum In Paraguay, we see inspiring examples of banks enacting change in the larger economy. Upsides reports on the Paraguay Sustainable Finance Round Table, where leading local banks are teaming up to tackle environmental and social issues in the country
"07.11.2014 10:28:44" Beleg jij al met aandacht voor mens, milieu en maatschappij? Zonder dat dit financieel rendement kost? FMO en ABN AMRO organiseren op 12 nov as om 20:30 uur het webinar 'Beleggen met impact'. Meld je nu aan via http://abn.com/111mJ42
"31.10.2014 11:12:19" Related-party lending - which can result in bad governance and regulatory oversight - is a potential threat to Mongolia's banking sector, and thus a threat to the sustainable development of Mongolian banks. Together with IFC, the Bank of Mongolia and
"22.10.2014 07:06:14" Watch the highlights from the third Exchange on the Future of Banking! Thank you to our partners, speakers and guests for making the event a big success!
"20.10.2014 14:38:00" One of FMO's environmental and social analysts plays with local school children while learning about community development initiatives around Kruger National Park in South Africa. This field trip is part of the Resettlement and Livelihoods Symposium,
"14.10.2014 21:02:25" www.upsides.com The Future of Banking: "Failure IS an option" Upsides speaks to Paul Iske on next-generation banks, the end of traditional investment and the beauty - and necessity - of accepting failure. The Dialogues House, the Institute of Brilliant Failures, the International Institute for Serious Optimism… Not the kinds of institutions you associate with bankers. But indeed, these are the brainchildren of Paul Iske, head of ABN AMRO's Innovation