• World
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 16, 2022
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.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking corporation RSF
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 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 @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jan 20, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Mar 22, 2022

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Project Description
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The proposed investment is a funded 50-50% risk-sharing facility with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (“SMBC” or the “Bank”) in a portfolio of trade-related assets for up to US$1 billion with IFC investment of up to US$500 million (the “Project”). The Project portfolio will be consisting of emerging market FIs across globe including IDA and Low-Income countries and will include climate eligible transactions (20% of the portfolio on a best effort basis). The Project sits inside the IFC COVID-19 Facility, which is more broadly part of the wider World Bank Group response to the global outbreak of coronavirus and will augment trade limits supporting the continued flow of trade transactions and critical commodities in countries facing financing challenges and disruption of cash flows due to the global outbreak of the coronavirus. The Project will use the Global Trade Liquidity Program (GTLP) platform, an innovative and well-received trade finance program launched by the IFC in 2009, through which IFC will play a countercyclical role during crisis, especially at times when other lending institutions or investors’ appetite may be subdued as negative economic impact is worsening in the rapid spread of COVID-19.

People Affected By This Project
People Affected By This Project refers to the communities of people likely to be affected positively or negatively by a project.

The development impact thesis shared by all projects under the IFC Crisis Response Facility is that by supporting clients' capacity to sustain operations during an acute shock, IFC best positions the private sector to support the economic recovery process, shortening the time it will take for the most vulnerable to return to their traditional income-earning opportunities.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

 SMBC was established in April 2001 by the merger of the two leading Japanese banks: The Sakura Bank, Limited and The Sumitomo Bank, Limited. SMBC is a wholly owned subsidiary and the core unit of the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, a financial conglomerate that provides wide range of financial services such as deposit taking, lending, securities retail sales and trading, securities investment, fund transfers, foreign exchange, insourcing of financial futures transactions, corporate bond trustee and custody services, trust bank business, investment trust sales, securities intermediary business, retail sales of insurance products, and other credit related businesses.


Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) Client -

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Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Philip Janoff
Vice President, Structured Export Finance
277 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10172



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