|Date joined:||1 November, 1999|
|Initiatives:||Principles for Responsible Banking|
FMO, the Netherlands Development Finance Company, is the international development bank of the Netherlands. FMO invests risk capital in companies and financial institutions in developing countries and emerging markets in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. FMO’s investment portfolio is EUR 3.4 2 billion and FMO is one of the largest bilateral development banks worldwide. Thanks in part to its relationship with the Dutch government, FMO is able to take risks which commercial financiers are not -or not yet- prepared to take. FMO’s mission is to create flourishing enterprises, which can serve as engines of sustainable growth in their countries.
FMO & CSR
It is the aim of FMO to stimulate investment in the private sector of developing countries emerging markets which promotes sustainable economical, ecological and social development of the surroundings. FMO works very closely with local partners parties and commercial investors, such as international banks and companies. Not as competition, but as an additional party. Through our special capital structure, we are able to provide financing which other parties are unable or unwilling to provide in sufficient amounts or under reasonable conditions. FMO’s role supplements that of the market as we can go beyond the point where other parties are forced to stop. FMO joined UNEP FI on November 1st, 1999 and has been actively working in various Regional Taskforces, the Working Group on the GRI supplement for FIs, and the Working Group on Sustainability Management & Reporting.
FMO & CSR on the web
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