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Finance in Motion GmbH

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Asset class implementation not reported in other modules

SG 16. ESG issues for internally managed assets not reported in framework

Describe how you address ESG issues for internally managed assets for which a specific PRI asset class module has yet to be developed or for which you are not required to report because your assets are below the minimum threshold.

Asset Class

Describe what processes are in place and the outputs or outcomes achieved

Forestry

Finance in Motion's investment activities in forestry are undertaken by Arbaro Advisors, a Frankfurt-based investment advisory company jointly established by Finance in Motion and the UNIQUE Group, that manages the Arbaro Fund.

The Arbaro Fund invests in sustainable plantation forestry projects in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa. By establishing a renewable resource through sustainably managed, FSC-certified forest plantations, Arbaro will contribute to sequestering 20 million metric tons of CO2 and creating around 5,000 new jobs over its lifetime.

The Arbaro Fund has a public Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Policy, outlining the ESG principles and commitments that underpin the Fund’s activities. The Fund manages ESG matters through its Environmental and Social Management System, guided by the IFC Performance Standards and the EIB Environmental and Social Principles. ESG matters are stringently considered throughout the investment lifecycle: as an integral part of due diligence processes and investment agreements, and strictly monitored until exit. Furthermore, the Arbaro Fund is committed to achieving FSC certification at an early stage for all its Portfolio Companies.

Inclusive finance

Finance in Motion's investment activities in inclusive finance are guided by considerations of responsible investment, which are based on the most relevant principles that Finance in Motion has signed: The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the former Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance (PIIF) and the Smart Campaign to promote the Client Protection Principles. They are integrated into the investment activities of the funds that we advise and serve mainly to screen potential investees with the aim of: i) promoting responsible lending practices such as responding to customer needs, and fostering overall responsible business models and balanced returns and, ii) protecting final borrowers through appropriate financial products, appropriate lending technology and pricing transparency.

Responsible finance practices are reviewed as part of every investment decision and during the investment period on a regular basis. On an annual basis, investees are required to report on environmental and social performance. The process is overseen by a dedicated Impact & Sustainability team.

Through our funds’ investments in inclusive finance, we have facilitated more than 1.22 million loans to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and low-income households in 23 countries to date. 

16.2. Additional information [Optional].


SG 17. ESG issues for externally managed assets not reported in framework (Not Applicable)


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