Operating in fragile, frontier, and emerging markets

Motive blends expertise in finance, international development, policy, and social innovation like no other firm to offer powerful services to industry clients. Our clients include firms in the energy, resources, agribusiness, infrastructure, and transportation sectors. We view business in these sectors as an opportunity to fuel sustainable growth and global stability, if done with economic and social value creation in mind. 

We can help you with:

Project and structured finance, especially blending U.S. and emerging market financing and applying innovative financing (i.e. impact bonds, impact investments)

Financial advisory and modeling services for new or expanding ventures

Support to achieve global sustainability standards (i.e. IFC, Equator Principles) to attract investors, capital, and partners, enable successful operations, and deliver impact

Scouting and partner brokering services between investors/investees, joint venture and operating partners in the global south & north

Strategy and implementation support that transforms social, political, and environmental risks into opportunities

Support for businesses operating in or seeking to enter unstable or conflict-affected markets, including conflict and instability analysis and activity implementation that leverages business for stability outcomes

Representation and outreach services, including with governments and regulators

Community relations and stakeholder affairs

Political risk analysis and forecasting 

Sanctions compliance and assistance navigating sanctions-restricted domains

Next-Generation Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scaled for businesses of all sizes