Elvira Lefting

Managing Director
Finance in Motion

Elvira Lefting is a founder of Finance in Motion, one of the world’s leading impact investing asset managers with $4 billion in assets under management across climate, social and nature impact strategies in 40+ lower and middle-income countries. As a pioneer in blended finance, Finance in Motion has an extensive track record in catalysing private investor funding through the means of enhancing instruments funded by public and philanthropy partners.

Elvira’s expertise in public-private partnership models and blended finance was instrumental in the creation of large-scale impact investment funds focusing on decarbonization, sustainable practices and land-use and conservation. She has devoted her career exclusively to development finance and capacity building seeking to advance a green and equitable transformation of financial and corporate sectors and building an investable asset class attractive to private investors.

Elvira has worked for decades in and for emerging markets for both the public and private sector focusing on bankability of projects and ability of financial sectors and investors to fund such. From its foundation more than 15 years ago, Elvira has overseen the growth and expansion of the investment operations at Finance in Motion globally. Elvira holds an M.A. in Slavic Studies from Heidelberg University.