Company name

Banco ABC Brasil, S.A.

Project number

12979-01

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

Brazil

Sector

Financial Institutions

Status

In implementation

Disclosed date

04/24/2020

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

Projected board date
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07/22/2020

Approval date

07/22/2020

Signed date

09/01/2020

Sponsoring entity

N/A

Team leader

Zaccari, Corina

Investment type

Syndicated amount

N/A

Financing amount

USD $ 101,285,000

Currency

BRL

Project scope and objective

The transaction consists of a Local Bond (Letras Financeiras) issuance for the equivalent in Brazilian reais of US$100 million for a tenor of five years bullet. The Letras Financeiras shall be classified as Social Bonds as per the International Capital Market Association’s Social Bond Principles. The proposed financing will contribute to increase access to finance in Brazil by supporting the expansion of ABC’s social portfolio, by focusing its Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (“SMEs”) strategy. Also, the transaction injects liquidity in this segment in a moment of market turbulence due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Finally, the transaction supports the development of the Brazilian capital markets and the sustainable finance segment, as it will be first thematic Letras Financeiras issued in Brazil and may spearhead a new trend in the Brazilian Debt Capital Markets.

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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.

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Contact information

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Client Contact

CONTACT NAME

N/A

POSITION

FI Relationship Manager

PHONE NUMBER

+ 55 11 3170 2283

EMAIL

fabiana.silva@abcbrasil.com.br

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EMAIL

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PHONE

+1(202)-566-4566

ADDRESS

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