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Company name

Banca Afirme, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple

Project number

12254-02

FI-2 operations are those where the risk potential is considered medium: the FI’s current or future portfolio consists of or is expected to consist of, business activities that have potential limited adverse environmental or social risks or impacts that are few in number, generally site-specific, largely reversible, and readily addressed through mitigation measures; or includes a very limited number of business activities with potential adverse environmental or social risks or impacts that are diverse, irreversible, or unprecedented.

E&S category
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FI-2

Country

Mexico

Sector

Financial Institutions

Status

Hold

Disclosed date

11/13/2018

Projected date at which a project will be put forward for the Board of Executive Directors’ approval.

Projected board date
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12/14/2018

Approval date

03/07/2019

Signed date

N/A

Sponsoring entity

N/A

Team leader

Apel, Michael

Investment type

Syndicated amount

USD $ 360,000,000

Financing amount

USD $ 30,999,200

Currency

MXN

Project scope and objective

The proposed transaction consists of an unsecured financing to Banca Afirme, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, (“Afirme” or the “Bank”) denominated in Mexican Pesos (“MXN”) for an amount of up to MXN600 million or up to the equivalent to US$30million with a tenor of up to four years. The purpose of the Project is to support the growth of the Bank’s Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (“SMEs”) portfolio with an emphasis on green lending projects. In addition, IDB Invest engagement will include advisory services to support the client in building a top-notch environmental and social management system, a system to adequately classify green lending projects, and advisory to strengthen internal capacities in order to generate a strong pipeline of green projects and position the Bank as a market leader in green lending.

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Environmental and social review

IDB Invest conducts an environmental and social due diligence (ESDD) commensurate with the nature, scale, and stage of the project, and with its level of environmental and social risks and impacts. The ESDD will confirm the project E&S categorization and assess the project with respect to the client requirements in IDB Invest Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy. The results of the ESDD, including any identified gaps are described in the Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS) provided below. For projects approved as of 2016, any gaps with respect to IDB Invest's Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy at the time of the ESDD are addressed in the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) presented below, to comply with the date mentioned above.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL REVIEW SUMMARY

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PHONE

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ADDRESS

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