Multicounty: Seraya SEA Energy Transition and DI Fund (AIIB-000701)

  • East Asia and Pacific
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • China
  • South Korea
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Mar 22, 2023
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Seraya Southeast Asia
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 120.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 120.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 120.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2023

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Project Description
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PROJECT OBJECTIVE: To support energy transition and enhance digital connectivity in Southeast Asia.

The Project is proposing USD120 million investment into Seraya Southeast Asia (SEA) Energy Transition and Digital Infrastructure Fund (the Fund) including a co-investment sleeve of up to USD60 million. The Fund targets control-oriented, middle-market investments in next generation infrastructure in Southeast Asia, China and Korea, focusing on the digital infrastructure and energy transition sectors. The Fund is a parallel fund of Seraya Fund I L.P. (the Main Fund).

The Bank's Environmental and Social Policy ("ESP"), including the Environmental and Social Exclusion List ("ESEL"), Environmental and Social Standards (ESSs), applies to this project. The project is categorized FI, as the financing structure involves a parallel fund with Seraya main fund, where AIIB delegates the fund manager for decision-making on the use of the Bank funds. This will include the selection, appraisal, approval, and monitoring of subprojects in accordance with AIIB's ESP requirements. The E&S instrument will be Seraya's ESMS, enhanced as required to be consistent with AIIB's ESP.

Seraya has an ESG policy which the fund manager will upgrade to align with AIIB ESP. Seraya is committed to apply the IFC Performance Standards 2012, ILO Core Labor Standards, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, among other environmental and social laws in the jurisdictions of the Fund and its subsidiaries operations. Seraya's ESMS will include an enhanced ESG Policy designed to (i) screen sub-projects against exclusion list, (ii) assign an E&S risk categorization, (iii) conduct E&S due diligence with action plan, (iv) monitor E&S risks and impacts of the sub-projects and (v) report to its management accordingly. In addition, coal mining, coal transportation and coal-fired power plants, as well as infrastructure services exclusively dedicated to support any of these activities and gas-related sub-projects will be excluded. Category A subproject will be excluded in this Project.

The Fund targets investment in four sectors: offshore wind farm vessel, electric vehicle chargers, autonomous vehicle leasing, and green data center. They may generate solid waste, wastewater, noise, and disturbance to nearby residents and potentially pollute ocean, disturbing local ecology, and local physical cultural resources. They are mostly site-specific, few if any of them are irreversible, and in most cases mitigation measures can be designed and implemented in accordance with enhanced ESMS. Seraya will develop sectoral specific E&S guidance to identify potential risk and require mitigation plan to align with ESP requirement.



Investment Description
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Financial Intermediary
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Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

Seraya is a UN PRI signatory, has committed to TCFD and therefore it committed to climate risk management processes being integrated into overall risk management and decision making of the Project. The Fund Manager's climate risk considerations are currently advancing and its committed to robust climate risk assessment and disclosure in line with TCFD recommendations.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
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