Akbank III - MidSEFF III (EBRD-48249)

  • Turkey
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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
Jun 22, 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.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 110.00 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)
$ 110.00 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 @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS May 8, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jun 30, 2016

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Project Description
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EBRD has provided USD 110 million to Akbank T.A.S ("Akbank") under the Turkey Mid-Size Sustainable Energy Financing Facility III ("MidSEFF III") for on-lending to private sector borrowers for renewable energy (RE) and resource efficiency (ResE) investments. This is a follow-up transaction with Akbank under MidSEFF III and builds on the Company's successful implementation of the previous phases of MIDSEFF launched by the EBRD in Turkey.
Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
Akbank is the fourth largest bank in Turkey by total assets (third largest private bank) with total consolidated assets of EUR 80.7 billion as of March 2016. Akbank is currently rated Baa3 by Moody's (negative) and BBB- (stable) by Fitch. Sabanci Holding and affiliated institutions and individuals own 48.9% of Akbank and the remaining shares (51.1%) are listed on Borsa Istanbul. MidSEFF III is accompanied by a comprehensive TC support programme in the amount of €1.9 million provided by the European Union under the action entitled "Enhancement of Turkish Energy Sector in line with EU Energy Strategies.

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.
Akbank Dis Kaynaklar diskaynaklar@akbank.com +90 212 385 62 38 +90 212 281 81 88 www.akbank.com Sabanci Center 4. Levent Istanbul 34330 ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF EBRD The Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the PCM, it may assess compliance with EBRD's own policies and procedures to prevent harm to the environment or communities or it may assist you in resolving the problem that led to the complaint through a dialogue with those implementing the project. Additionally, the PCM has the authority to recommend a project be suspended in the event that harm is imminent. You can contact the PCM at pcm@ebrd.com or you can submit a complaint online using an online form, http://www.ebrd.com/eform/pcm/complaint_form?language=en. You can learn more about the PCM and how to file a complaint at http://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/project-finance/project-complaint-mechanism.html.

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