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Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO)

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

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Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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          FMO sponsored and actively participated in their Impact Investing research in 2016
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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          Equator Principles
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

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We have been implementing the Equator Principles (EP) since 2006. This risk management framework provides financial institutions with a minimum standard for due diligence and monitoring to determine, assess and manage environmental and social risks in projects. Our annual EP report is available online: https://equator-principles.com/reporting-fmo-netherlands-development-finance-company-2018/

          Corporate Governance Development Framework
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

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FMO is one of the drivers of the Framework. In 2013 FMO chaired the Working Group which is the executive arm of the 33 Signatories of the DFI CG Framework Agreement.  This framework agreement aims to develop and align the coporate governance engagement with clients.  Apart from chairing the Working Group, FMO also actively contributed to the annual Corporate Governance Conference on the DFI CG Framework Agreement. FMO participated at the last conference held on the 27th of March 2019 in  Washington, DC.

          European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI)
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

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FMO actively participates in the working group with other European DFI's to develop joint standards for responsible investment and a framework for collaboration when it comes to implementing these standards.

 

          REDD+ Business Initiative
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

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FMO, together with Netherlands-based companies Essent, Eneco, Desso and forest carbon project developer and investor Althelia Climate Fund, has been working towards the offtake of forest carbon credits from the Peruvian Tambopata project. The Dutch REDD+ Business Initiative, as this group of companies is called, is a program that aims to address deforestation and forest degradation by promoting the demand side of forest carbon credits. The program was launched under the leadership of the Platform for Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Economies. The Platform is a joint initiative of the Dutch Confederation of Employers and Investors (VNO-NCW) and the IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands, with funding from the Dutch Ministry for Economic Affairs.


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories (Private)


SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate the actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment independently of collaborative initiatives. Provide a description of your role in contributing to the objectives of the selected action and the typical frequency of your participation/contribution.

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          Capacity development program and EGS Training for PE Fund Managers
        

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          Is a on going program which provides technical support for PE Fund Managers.
        

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          L-Earn for Impact Scholars
        

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          Scholarship for (urban) development studies.
        

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          Participation in Advanced Master in International Development
        

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          Joint Impact Model
        

Frequency of contribution

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          FMO organizes sever conferences for FMO's financial institutions clients and investee partners. They includes for instance the Future of Finance conference and Making Solar Bankable events. Furthermore FMO employees regularly speak about responsible investing and impact investing at other conferences including the GIIN Investors Forum, the Impact Summit Europe and Super Return Emerging Markets.
        

Frequency of contribution

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          We publicly advise our participation into the PRI in our annual report
        

Frequency of contribution

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          FMO wrote an article about impact investing, how it has become a powerful, responsible business reality. Please visit https://www.fmo.nl/news?search=&newsType=&publicationYear=2017 

FMO IM also regularly publishes columns and blogs on responsible investment and impact investing.
        

Frequency of contribution

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          Yvonne Bakkum is a member of the PRI Asset Owner Advisory Committee
        

Frequency of contribution

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          Peter Van Mierlo is in the Advisory council of the IFC Operating Principles for Impact Management.
        

Frequency of contribution

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]

FMO is part of several networks to promote the adoption of RI and participates every year in numerous conferences as host organization or speaker.

Some of our commitments include: Operating Principles for Impact Management, the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD), UNPRI, EDFI Harmonization, Joint Impact Model and 2X Challenge. A complete list of our engagements and a brief explanation on the level of involvment of FMO in each working group can be found in our report: https://annualreport.fmo.nl/2019/


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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