Finance Monthly - Women In Finance Awards 2022

Sandra Abella Noriega Director, Investment Management Debt at Finance in Motion 52 About Finance in Motion At Finance in Motion, we harness the power of finance to make a positive difference for investors, people and the planet. As a world-leading impact asset manager and trusted private sector partner, we invest in emerging markets to address the world’s environmental and social challenges while delivering sustainable long-term returns. Finance in Motion is a leading impact asset manager with many years of specialist experience in impact investing. We are focused on generating positive change in emerging markets by designing and implementing impact driven investment vehicles and investment solutions that contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Impact is at the heart of what we do. To date, we have successfully invested over EUR 6 billion across the globe to this purpose. We create value by complementing our investments with capacity building for our investees and local partners. Our impact funds invest public and private capital in emerging markets to combat climate change, conserve biodiversity, advance renewable energy, foster entrepreneurship and expand financial inclusion - ultimately contributing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As an experienced impact asset manager, with more than a decade of experience and a range of funds under advisory and management, we can apply impact investing principles to diverse investment strategies – ranging from debt to equity and spanning over a multitude of social and environmental topics, especially combating climate change. Our various expert teams originate, source, and structure impact assets while implementing impact management, measurement and ESG considerations in combination with classical asset management. Our expert teams have a deep understanding of the regions in which they operate and the topics that we cover. Finance in Motion has teams based in Southeast Europe, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. Our on-the-ground teams create impact solutions tailored to local needs. By being close to local partners and embedded in strong networks, these teams in 16 offices stay abreast of local requirements and identify new developments in real time. They help investors stay informed about changes in regulatory policies, lending practices, macro trends, governance, and general information affecting market sectors. C O L OMB I A Investments Expert of the Year About Sandra Abella Noriega Sandra Abella directs the regional operations of Finance in Motion in Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly for the Fund. A finance and banking expert with 20 years of experience in investment and advisory services, Sandra specializes in green finance, financial inclusion, distribution channel development, credit and risk analysis, and mobile finance. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Sydney and her B.A. from the Universidad Externado de Colombia.

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