FMO and Triodos bank launch Upsides.com
An online magazine about the world of responsible finance and sustainable development in emerging markets The Hague, 31 January 2012 - FMO and Triodos Bank have launched online magazine Upsides.com with the slogan ‘Upsides changes, discovers, believes and inspires’ (www.upsides.com). It offers an international platform for the vision and accomplishments of business leaders, entrepreneurs and bankers from Latin America, Asia and Africa. Upsides.com is the only magazine that approaches sustainable development in emerging markets from a responsible finance perspective. It offers interviews with thinkers and doers who are capable of aligning profitable business with the needs of society and do so within the boundaries of our ecosystem.
In their line of business, FMO and Triodos Bank meet a growing group of innovative entrepreneurs, companies and value-driven financial institutions in emerging markets who share the drive to contribute to a fairer and more sustainable future that benefits business, society and the environment. Upsides.com publishes the interviews, photo reports and articles on its website. Visitors can register for free to receive the online monthly newsletter. Central themes are ‘responsible finance’, ‘sustainable development’, ‘energy & climate’, ‘food & agriculture’ and ‘housing & infrastructure’.
About Triodos Bank
Founded in 1980, Triodos Bank has become a reference point for sustainable banking globally. Triodos Bank is an independent bank that promotes sustainable and transparent banking and has branches in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Spainand Germany. Triodos Bank co-founded the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, a network of sustainable and successful banks. Together these banks want to grow sustainable banking and its impact substantially. Triodos Investment Management, a 100% subsidiary of Triodos Bank, is a globally recognized leader in impact investing and is active as an investor in emerging markets. www.triodos.com
FMO (the Netherlands Development Finance Company) is the Dutch development bank. FMO supports sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in ambitious entrepreneurs. FMO believes a strong private sector leads to economic and social development, empowering people to employ their skills and improve their quality of life. FMO focuses on four sectors that have high development impact: financial institutions, energy, housing, and agribusiness. With an investment portfolio of EUR 5 billion, FMO is one of the largest European bilateral private sector development banks. www.fmo.nl
Triodos Bank, Gera van Wijk (Communications specialist), E: firstname.lastname@example.org, T: +31 30 693 65 90, M: +31 6 516 99 429
FMO Anne-Rieke Oskamp, (Marketingcommunications), E: email@example.com, T: +31 70 314 99 25, M: +31 6 115 89 128