According to bank documents, "the proposed project envisages a senior loan of US$150 million to RBL Bank (“RBL” or the “Bank”). The proceeds of the proposed project will be utilized in the following manner (i) US$100mn to support the expansion of RBL’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) and individual business loans(<$100k) portfolio in the Low-Income States (LIS) of India and (ii) US$50mn earmarked to fund climate smart projects. RBL is a mid-sized old private sector bank in India that was established in 1943. It was granted the status of a scheduled commercial bank in 1959. It currently services over 5.82mn customers through a network of 288 Branches, 221 Banking Outlets and 390 ATMs spread across 19 Indian states and Union Territories."
The environmental and social risk of the proposed investment is medium, and the project is categorized as FI-2.
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