Strategy 2030: Pioneer, Develop, Scale

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Pioneer - Develop - Scale

At FMO, we believe in a world in which, by 2050, more than 9 billion people live well and within planetary boundaries. This is the future we are working towards. 

And while our vision and our determination have not changed, the circumstances in which we operate have. Significantly.

Progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is lagging behind worldwide: inequality is on the rise while the climate crisis continues to unfold. To counter this trend, there is an urgent need for more bankable opportunities.

Our strategy towards 2030 addresses the above and many other challenges. The essence of our strategy is captured in just three words: 

Pioneer – Develop – Scale 

Our Strategy towards 2030: Pioneer - Develop - Scale, derives its name from our progression model. It shows our  long-term commitment to companies, supporting them from an initial high-risk phase to the point where commercial investors can (partially) take over from FMO. 


Our current longer-term strategy towards 2025 remains directionally right. This means we will continue to invest for impact in our three core sectors of Agribusess, Food & Water; Energy and Financial Instiutitons, focusing on Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region.

That said, we will push boundaries on topics such as:

> Market creation
> Innovation
> Reduced Inequalities
> Climate Action
> ESG management
> Mobilization

Through market creation, the focus of which is new to this model, we aim to transform nascent businesses into projects that are ready to be financially supported by investors willing to take higher risk, both through ecosystem building and directly engaging with businesses. 

In essence, our Pioneer - Develop - Scale strategy towards 2030 will help us maximize what we as a DFI can contribute towards the future world we envision and are working towards. 

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