We are FMO. The Dutch entrepreneurial development bank. We don’t have a wish list, we have a 'to-do' list.
We invest where we consider the needs as most urgent. Where our involvement can have the greatest impact. And where risks are often too high for commercial investors. They aren’t the easiest projects, but we believe in 'doing'.
We establish new partnerships to accelerate change. Together we steer our investments towards businesses and projects that create decent work and economic growth, help to reduce inequality and fight climate change. In the end, we believe that entrepreneurs are the game-changers who drive local prosperity.
A good financial return and having a positive impact in developing countries and emerging markets can go hand-in-hand. Something we demonstrate through our approach. How? By doing.
Doing makes the difference.
Why invest in a complex and high-risk industry that has failed in the past? Not that long ago, food supplies in Zambia floundered due to overfishing of inland waters. FMO’s client Yalelo is a sustainable tilapia farm in Zambia. Its activities cover the whole value chain, from breeding and feed production to end-consumer distribution.Read more