GEFF II - Societe Generale Maroc (EBRD-52774)

Countries
  • Morocco
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
Approved
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
FI
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
Feb 1, 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.
Borrower
Societe Generale Maroc
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 Amount (USD)
$ 26.77 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 EUR 23.75
Converted using 2022-02-01 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Feb 10, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Feb 2, 2022


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Project Description
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According to bank provided infrmation, the project involves the provision of up to EUR 25 million unsecured loan under the GCF GEFF Regional- Morocco II framework to Societe Generale Maroc, of which up to EUR 23,750,000 equivalent in MAD to be provided by EBRD and up to EUR 1,250,000 by the Green Climate Fund ("GCF") under the GCF-Green Economy Financing Facility ("GEFF") Regional Framework. The proceeds of the GCF GEFF loan will be on-lent to private companies to finance Green Economy investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies.

Investment Description
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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
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SOCIETE GENERALE MAROCAINE DE BANQUES

Societe Generale Maroc is a universal bank created in 1913 and managed in accordance with international standards enacted by its main shareholder, the Societe Generale group. With more than 420 branches and 4,000 employees, Societe Generale Maroc is the largest international financial group in Morocco and was awarded the Best Foreign Bank in Morocco by EMEA Finance Magazine in 2020. Increasingly focused on E&S standards, Societe Generale Maroc is playing a leading role in financing climate change initiatives and sustainable development in Morocco.


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.

Anissa Chekroun
Anissa.Chekroun@socgen.com
https://www.sgmaroc.com/ 
55, Bd Abdelmoumen Casablanca, Maroc

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

You can request information by emailing: accessinfo@ebrd.com or by using this electronic form: https://www.ebrd.com/eform/information-request 

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 at: 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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