The eco.business Development Facility aims to enhance the impact of the eco.business Fund by complementing its investment activities with technical assistance with the following focus:
- Supporting financial institutions in further developing lending to sustainable business as a viable portfolio segment (e.g. marketing campaigns). It can also include helping financial institutions to better address the needs of the target group (e.g. through product development).
- Supporting the target group, i.e. local businesses, in supporting their conversion or deepening of sustainable business practices (e.g. environmental audits or support in the adoption of a certification).
- Sector technical assistance and studies, e.g. impact studies, market research, awareness campaigns and sector workshops.
The Development Facility is funded mainly through donor grants.
The technical assistance is coordinated by Finance in Motion and delivered by independent experts selected in a tender process.