Company name

Banco Comercio Exterior de Colombia S.A. ("Bancóldex")

Project number

13100-01

FI-3 operations are those where the risk potential is considered low: the FI’s current or future portfolio consists of financial exposure to business activities that predominantly have minimal or no adverse environmental and social impacts.

E&S category
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FI-3

Country

Colombia

Sector

Financial Institutions

Status

In implementation

Disclosed date

05/11/2020

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

Projected board date
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08/07/2020

Approval date

08/07/2020

Signed date

09/18/2020

Sponsoring entity

N/A

Team leader

Acuna Cubillos, Piedad Lucia

Investment type

Syndicated amount

USD $ 20,000,000

Financing amount

USD $ 100,000,000

Currency

USD

Project scope and objective

The project consists of supporting Banco de Comercio Exterior de Colombia S.A. (“Bancóldex”), with a senior loan. The total amount of the loan is up to US$170 million, composed as follows: (i) A loan from IDB Invest for an amount of up to US$100 million; (ii) US$50 million mobilized through possible co-financing to be financed by IDB Invest in its capacity as administrator of the China Co-financing Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean (the “China Fund”); and (iii) Co-loan from Development Finance Institute Canada (FinDev Canada) for an amount of up to US$20 million. The resources will be used to support MSME’s needs through the emergency line Program “Colombia Responde para Todos” or through other financial instruments created to alleviate the current COVID-19 situation.

"Colombia Responde para Todos" is an emergency line which seeks to expand financing to MSME’s from different economic sectors, through financial intermediaries. IDB Invest loan and support is key to provide liquidity and short to medium term resources to MSMEs so it’s sustainability and feasibility is ensured in a context of cash flow pressure due to the lockdown and economic activity paralysis.

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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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