Sofisa AB Loan for SME Financing (IDBI-13303-01)

  • Brazil
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
Bank Risk Rating
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
May 10, 2021
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.
Banco Sofisa S.A. ("Sofisa")
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.20 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)
$ 0.20 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 Apr 4, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Mar 19, 2021

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Project Description

No project description on IDB Invest website

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Completion Date


Sustainability Policy

To develop and implement a corporate sustainability policy

Updated Policy and evidence of in-house disclosure

6 months after execution of the loan agreement


Update the existing ESMS

Update the ESMS, which should be consistent with IDB Invest's Sustainability Policy and IFC Performance Standard 1 requirements. The ESMS must foresee and detail, at a minimum, the subproject categorization process, an E&S due diligence based on risks, oversight, and assessment, in addition to inclusion of environmental and social provisions and action plans, when applicable, as an integral part of the loan agreements.

Updated ESMS

9 months after execution of the loan agreement


Capacity building in environmental and social areas

Capacity building for upper management and credit officials on the updated ESMS and on environmental and social risk management.

Capacity building certificate

10 months after execution of the loan agreement


Update the existing Human Resources Manual

Update the Human Resource Manual to provide for inclusion of the following: (i) freedom of association; (ii) procedure for the management of internal grievances; (iii) third-party management; and (iv) health and safety indicators.

Updated HR Manual and associated procedures

6 months after execution of the loan agreement

[1]The Interpretation Note on Financial Intermediaries is available at:

Investment Description
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
Private Actors
Contact Information

Name: Joao Ceneviva
Title: Treasurer
Phone number: + 55 11 3176-5866


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