DCM Itau Social (IFC-47350)

  • Brazil
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
North and Northeast of Brazil
Whenever identified, the area within countries where the impacts of the investment may be experienced. Exact locations of projects may not be identified fully or at all in project documents. Please review updated project documents and community-led assessments.
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
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
Dec 8, 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.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 210.49 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.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 1100
Converted using 2022-12-08 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Mar 16, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Feb 24, 2023

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

As stated by the IFC, the proposed investment consists of the subscription by IFC of a 3.3-year senior social unsecured bond to be issued by Itaú Unibanco S.A. through a local financial instrument denominated “Letra Financeira”, up to the equivalent in Brazilian Real of US$200 mm. Itaú will also do its best efforts to issue additional senior social unsecured bonds up to the equivalent in Brazilian Real of US$200 mm, to be subscribed by additional investors. The LFs will be issued under Itaú’s Sustainability Finance Framework and will support the Bank’s lending program to Women-Owned micro, small and/or medium enterprises (WMSMEs) with a 10% carveout to the WMSMEs located in the underserved regions of the North and Northeast of Brazil.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
For a project with severe or irreversible impacts to local community and natural resources, the Early Warning System Team may conduct a thorough analysis regarding its potential impacts to human and environmental rights.

The project is categorized as FI-2 by the IFC.

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.
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.

From the IFC's website:

Itaú is the largest private bank in Brazil, accounting for 16.25% of the Brazilian industry's assets. The Bank is the main operating company of the Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A, which has operations in 18 countries, mainly in Latin America, including Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay. Itaú offers a wide range of financial services to retail, SMEs and corporate clients. The Group is rated BB by Fitch and Ba3 by Moody’s and is listed in the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. Parent Company Finance

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.

General IFC Inquiries - IFC Communications:

Address: 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20433
Telephone: 202-473-3800
Fax: 202-974-4384

Financial Intermediary - Itaú Unibanco S.A.:

Treasury – Structuring & International Financial Institutions
Phone: +55 11 3708-2669
Email: structuring@itau-unibanco.com.br
Address: Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima,3.400 | 3º andar | São Paulo – SP | CEP 04538-132
Website: https://www.itau.com.br/relacoes-com-investidores/ 


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