BANCO BAC SAN JOSE S.A. (FMO-46806)

Countries
  • Costa Rica
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Bank Risk Rating
B
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
Jun 13, 2016
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.
Borrower
Banco BAC San Jose S.A.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Finance
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, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.00 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 20.00 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 @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2018


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Project Description
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FROM FMO:

This Green Line loan project will enable financing of projects including i.e. installation of solar panels at households or businesses, construction of 'green' buildings (EDGE certified) and replacement of inefficient agricultural equipment.

Banco BAC San Jose S.A. (BAC SJ) is the largest privately owned bank in Costa Rica and is part of the Central American BAC Credomatic Group, owned by the Colombian Grupo Aval conglomerate. BAC SJ is a long-standing client of FMO and considered as a strategic partner for innovation in the Central American region.

This Green Line supports the development of green financial products in Costa Rica which contributes to FMO's strategic goal to halve its footprint by reducing GHG emissions.

Investment Description
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The USD 5 million senior term facility is a Green Line which BAC SJ will use to on-lend to green projects in line with FMO's green lending criteria, focused on renewable energy and energy efficiency.


Contact Information
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FMO
The Netherlands
+31 70 314 96 96
info@fmo.nl

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF FMO

Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW) . A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/independent-complaints-mechanism

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