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.
Projected date at which a project will be put forward for the Board of Executive Directors’ approval.
Projected board date
Balevich Macarenko, Anna
USD $ 50,000,000
Project scope and objective
The project consists in the subscription of the first Social Bond with a Gender focus, to be issued by Banistmo S.A. (“Banistmo”) in the local market (private placement) for up to US$30 million, bullet, in a maximum five-year term. The proceeds will be used to finance projects with high positive social impact in the country, focus on women-led small and medium enterprises ("SMEs"). In order to validate the Bond as a Social Bond with a gender focus, the issuance will be certified by a third party -an independent consultant-, validating the emission at the local market and increasing impact investor’s interest for the Bond. The Bond issuance (private placement) will be aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals ("SDGs") and the Social Bond Principles ("SBP") and will be the first one not only in Panama but also in Latin America.
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