St. Georges Financing Partnership for SMEs (IDBI-12412-01)

Countries
  • Panama
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
FI
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Feb 19, 2019
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
St. Georges Bank & Company Inc.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 25.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Jan 17, 2019


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Project Description

The proposed transaction consists of financing to St. Georges Bank & Company Inc. (the “Bank”) of up to US$25 million.

According to IDB-Invest, the Project will be complemented by supporting the Bank on developing a Sustainable Finance initiative that will include four layers of advisory services support. First, the development of corporate sustainability policy. Second, the establishment of procedures and capabilities that allow the Bank’s functionaries to identify and manage green investments in SME segment. Third, the analysis and improvement of risk policy on environmental, social and climate risk. Fourth, support the Bank on maximizing benefits from the previous three layers to increase SMEs credit origination in sustainable investments.

Investment Description
  • IDB Invest
Private Actors

Eduardo Duque es el Gerente General del banco. 

Contact Information

Client Contact Name: Viviana Moreno
Title: Deputy Vice-President International Trade and Treasury
Phone Number: +507 322-2022
Email Address: vmoreno@stgeorgesbank.com

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