Sustainable development impact

Sustainability is intrinsic to FMO's business and we seek to invest in projects that have high potential to positively affect all spheres of development - not just economic.

We invest with the goal of having broad economic, social, environmental and governance impact in our clients' countries. We work closely with our clients and partners to assess the developmental impact of our investments and, if needed, help them improve on the most important sustainability criteria.

FMO considers expected environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact from the outset. We work with our clients to identify criteria and define action plans to optimize this impact, monitoring the progress and offering support when needed.

After five years, or when we exit a project, we evaluate this impact. We assess the business success of the project or company, but also its impact on the local economy, community and environment.

We have created several tools for this purpose, such as:

  • An Economic Development Impact Score (EDIS) system - assessing a business's contribution to the local economy.
  • The Development Impact Indicator (DII) - gauging the relationship between development impact and volume of new investment.
  • Sustrack - our proprietary monitoring system, which tracks clients' progress on the defined ESG action plan.