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‘Be the change you want to see in the world.’ The articles in Upsides are all about people who put these words by Mohanda Ghandi into practice.
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“Wij geloven heel erg in innovatieve oplossingen door middel van een partnership.”

FMO Chief Investment Officer Linda Broekhuizen geeft advies over het opzetten van een succesvolle partnership business-case.
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While private equity firms are more focused on financial returns than development banks, they have crucial characteristics that make them especially powerful in generating private sector development.
Consultancy +Steward Redqueen has identified four characteristics that explain the special impact private equity has on development.
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With less than three million Mongolians sharing a country four times the size of Germany, one would not expect air pollution to be of major concern. But this central Asian country has its fair share of environmental - and social - problems to contend with.

Upsides gives us a look at the Mongolian Sustainable Finance Working Group, and the role banks can play in guiding a country's development.
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Banco Continental is Paraguay’s largest lender to SME and corporates, many of whom are active in the agriculture sector. Together with Bladex, FMO arranged a US$50 million syndicate for Continental, mobilizing more than six other parties to fund the landmark transaction. Through this deal FMO will also support Continental in developing an environmental and social sector guide for the agri and cattle value chains. http://bit.ly/1xYs0Wa
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After months of working on their business case, the young professionals from Alliander took home this year's prize for their innovative solution to stabilizing power supplies in African hospitals while also reducing energy production costs.

To read about the other them and the other prizewinners visit departnershipverkiezing.nl
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Congratulations to FMO client Kompanion Financial Group on winning the 2014 European Microfinance Award! The Microfinance and Environment Award recognizes Kompanion's land restoration and stewardship program for herding communities borrowing from the MFI in Kyrgyzstan.

Xac Bank (Mongolia), one of the runners up, is also an FMO client, and was nominated for their exemplary service to their clients, providing not just finance but also social and environmental benefits.
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+Wageningen University's Pablo Tittonell talks about solving world hunger by updating farming systems - and the enormous role consumers play in catalyzing this change.
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Vanavond om 20:30 in een live webinar gaan Eric Buckens van ABN AMRO en Nanno Kleiterp van FMO hierover in gesprek. Deelnemen is gratis en het beloofd erg interessant te worden!
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In Paraguay we see inspiring examples of banks enacting change in the larger economy. Through the Paraguay Sustainable Finance Round Table leading local banks are teaming up to tackle environmental and social issues in the country - and make business more sustainable in the long term.
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