Pichincha Gender Bond (IDBI-11762-06)

Countries
  • Ecuador
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
UNINFORMED
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Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
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Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
FI
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Voting Date
Dec 7, 2021
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Borrower
Banco Pechincha C. A. from Ecuador
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 200.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Oct 7, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Sep 30, 2021


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Project Description

The project consists of supporting Banco Pichincha C.A. in the first Senior Social Gender Bond issuance in Ecuador. The total amount of the Bond is up to US$200 million with a five-year term. IDB Invest will act as investor with a subscription for a total amount of up to US$50 million. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is also participating as investor with up to US$$50 million and other potential investors will participate with up to US$100 million. The proceeds of the Bond will be aimed at expanding the financing to Women-led Small and Medium Enterprises (WSMEs), increasing their productive investments and economic development.

 

Additionally, technical advisory will be provided to: (i) strengthen the gender and diversity strategy of Banco Pichincha by developing a value proposition focused on WSMEs in the agricultural sector, which will also address some the challenges indigenous and rural women entrepreneurs face in Ecuador; and (ii) design the conceptual framework of the bond issue, and a second party opinion will be included, pursuant to the Sustainable Development Goals ("SDGs").

Investment Description

Contact Information
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