Guayaquil Social Bond (IDBI-11749-07)

  • Ecuador
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Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 1, 2020
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Banco Guayaquil, S.A.
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  • Education and Health
  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 30.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS May 6, 2020

Disclosed by Bank May 1, 2020

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Project Description

The Project consists of supporting Banco Guayaquil ("BG"), as it issues its first social bond for Ecuador's private sector. The total amount of the bond is up to US$30 million, and IDB Invest will take part as an investor, with a subscription of 100%.

The proceeds from this medium-term social bond will be used to finance the Micro, Small, and Medium-sized enterprises that are part of the microcredit portfolio under the "Banco del Barrio" (neighborhood bank) program and in the bank's Small and Medium-sized Enterprises portfolio. Banco del Barrio is the nonbank correspondent financing system with the largest geographical reach in the country.

The Project will mainly be focused on MSMEs located in the Ecuadorian cities most impacted by Covid-19. Technical assistance will also be provided for designing the conceptual framework of the bond issue, and a second party opinion will be included, pursuant to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Investment Description
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
Financial Intermediary
Contact Information

Client Name: Luis Fernando Coronel Ceballos
Title: Vice President for Treasury
Phone number: +593-3730100 ext. 25020


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