Vinci Impact Fund (IDBI-13030-01)

  • Brazil
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
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
Sep 1, 2020
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.
Vinci Partners Investimentos Ltda
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
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)
$ 10.00 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)
$ 10.00 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 @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Jul 20, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jul 16, 2020

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Project Description
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IDB Invest is considering an equity investment of up to US$10 million in Vinci Impact and Return IV ("VIR IV" or the "Fund"), an impact investment fund created to provide growth equity for small and medium-sized enterprises ("SMEs") in Brazil, with a focus on less developed regions. Following a triple bottom-line strategy, the Fund will seek market-level returns while deliberately seeking measurable socioeconomic impacts in line with the Sustainable Development Goals ("SDGs") and enhancing environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards.

The Fund's impact strategy will primarily consist of (i) seeking to invest in less developed regions of Brazil, where access to capital and know-how is limited and/or (ii) focusing on companies where there is a clear impact embedded in its business model. Moreover, the Fund will invest in sectors and themes that cover determined SDGs, making VIR's impact framework adherent to the United Nation's development guidelines. Additionally, VIR IV will partner with entrepreneurs that values impact as a mean of operating their businesses and generating value and will target companies and business in which a reliable impact measurement and monitoring framework application is possible on a continuous basis.

People Affected By This Project
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Compliance Indicator


Review of the first three operations (after ESMS update)

Vinci Partners will provide detailed E&S due diligence reports of the first three operations (prior to investment), with aim to; (i) confirm the categorization and level of analysis undertaken, and (ii) review the proposed action plans, if any

E&S due diligence reports and action plans

At time of sub-investment

E&S capacity building

Senior management, loan officers and credit analysts will be trained by an experienced firm on the ESMS and IFC Performance Standards. New personnel will also be trained

Certificates of training completion

(annual reporting for new personnel)

6 months post disbursement

Use of external experts

The Fund will outsource the services of an experienced firm to undertake the E&S due diligence process (risk screening, action plan development and monitoring) for any high-level projects/investments. High risk sectors are generally considered those in corporate / project finance that may present significant risks / impacts.

Terms of reference (contract) with firm

On each investment considered high risk

Development of an external grievance mechanism

An external grievance mechanism in accordance with IFC Performance Standard 2 will be developed.

External grievance mechanism

3 months post disbursement

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
Financial Intermediary
A financial intermediary is a bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.

Contact Information
This section aims to support the local communities and local CSO to get to know which stakeholders are involved in a project with their roles and responsibilities. If available, there may be a complaint office for the respective bank which operates independently to receive and determine violations in policy and practice. Independent Accountability Mechanisms receive and respond to complaints. Most Independent Accountability Mechanisms offer two functions for addressing complaints: dispute resolution and compliance review.

Client Contact Name: Mr. Pedro Quintella
Title: Partner
Telephone: +1 646 559 8022


The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at,1752.html (in English) or,1752.html (Spanish).

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How it works