Peter van Mierlo

FMO - Dutch Development Bank, Netherlands

Special Power

Impactful finance

Innovator Type


Planet Benefit

Financing those saving Earth

There were many examples of finance being used as a force for good amongst MAD33 nominees, however Peter’s approach as CEO of the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank FMO stood out.  

He believes that the solution to the world’s biggest challenges (inequality and climate change) lie in the private sector. It is by providing finance to entrepreneurs and companies with clear, positive purpose that FMO is making a difference.  

The earth’s ecosystem is at a catastrophic point and the challenge to keep average temperatures down requires collective action, ensuring that technology developments such as drones, the fusion of biology and technology, 3D printing, automation and robotics serve to help. 

Since COVID19 has struck, impact investing has become more important than ever to support vulnerable communities. The mission has become critical.