According to EBRD website, the loan is envisaged to provide financing for on-lending to the local SMEs for investments in environmental protection, workers' safety and product quality and safety, in order to introduce and implement EU standards, which will boost SMEs' competitiveness. At least 60% of the use of proceeds is expected to be related to Green Economy Transition investments.
BIB is the largest bank in Serbia with the leading position in corporate and retail banking. BIB has been one of the most profitable bank in Serbia for many years, thanks to well-diversified and efficient operations. It is owned by Intesa Sanpaolo SPA.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.