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FMO is the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank. As a leading impact investor, our mission is to create a more sustainable future through private sector investments in over 80 developing countries and emerging economies across the globe. Not only do we create and support jobs by investing in ambitious projects and entrepreneurs, we also focus on generating income and long-term business growth with the aim of making the world a better place than it was when we first started.
By taking on investments that commercial parties are not willing to risk, we are able to serve those in more dire need of financial assistance, providing much-needed liquidity especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We focus on three sectors that provide high development impact: financial institutions; energy; and agribusiness, food, and water. Our committed portfolio reaches over EUR 10.4 billion across over 80 countries, making FMO one of the larger bilateral private sector development banks in the world. Thanks to our 50+ years of success in these high-risk markets, we can generate more funding for customers, while contributing to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on reducing inequality, leading climate action change, and driving economic growth.