FMO is the Dutch development bank. It is our mission to empower entrepreneurs to build a better world.
We invest in over 85 countries, supporting job creation and income generation and improving people’s lives in those parts of the world where this makes the biggest difference. Our role extends beyond financing, as we help businesses to operate and grow transparently in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
With our clients serving millions of customers, their adoption of good practices will have a broad positive impact on local development. They create jobs, provide people with an income, generate taxes and contribute to a healthy private sector. This makes it possible to build a local economy that offers opportunities for people today without compromising the opportunities of future generations.
Through our approach, we aim to demonstrate to other investors that strong financial returns and positive impact in developing countries and emerging markets can go hand-in-hand. Our success in higher-risk markets provides them with the confidence to get on board, allowing us to mobilize more funding for our clients.
Working with partners ranging from our partner European Development Finance Institutions (EDFIs) to civil society organizations and investors, we serve the many entrepreneurs all over the world who have set up and built their companies to contribute to positive change.
Through our financing and investments, we enhance our and others’ impact and can contribute to a sustainable society on a liveable planet. We support the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aim to contribute to their achievement through our mission and activities.
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We publish an integrated annual report that provides insight in how we create value for our stakeholders.
FMO has an AAA rating with a stable outlook from both Fitch and Standard &Poor's.
We are a public-private development bank supervised by the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) with a clear governance structure and reporting lines.
Our Management Board is responsible for defining and achieving FMO’s strategy, business and financial objectives, and development impact.
The Supervisory Board oversees the policy of the Management Board, developments at FMO, its business and its development impact.
Shareholders have core powers, including – but not limited to – decisions on statutory changes, legal mergers and adoption of the annual accounts.
FMO adheres voluntarily to The Dutch Corporate Governance code for listed banks and applies the modern Dutch Banking Code to the functioning and operation of the Management and Supervisory Boards.
Articles of Association are applicable to FMO’s operations, its associates and the bylaws of its corporate governance structure.