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.