Original disclosure @ EBRD website
Updated in EWS Dec 9, 2022
Disclosed by Bank Mar 1, 2022
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Provision of a long-term senior unsecured loan to Banca Intesa Belgrade ("BIB") for on-lending to small and medium-sized enterprises ("SMEs") in Serbia. The loan is envisaged under the Sustainable Reboot SME Programme ("Reboot SME").
The loan is intended to provide financing for on-lending to 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 in the country. At least 70% of the use of the proceeds is expected to be related to Green Economy Transition ("GET") investments.
The project supports the Competitive and Green TI qualities.
The Competitive quality will be supported by: (i) facilitating SMEs' increased competitiveness; and (ii) prioritising investments that result in compliance with EU Directives and other relevant international standards. The project will also facilitate investments in green technologies that will drive the transition to an environmentally sustainable, lower-carbon and climate-resilient green economy, thus supporting the Green quality.
BANCA INTESA AD BEOGRAD
BIB is the largest bank in Serbia and a market leader in corporate and retail banking. As of 3Q 2021, BIB had a market share of 15.4% by total assets, 15.6% by net loans and 16.5% by deposits. BIB has been one of the most profitable banks in Serbia for many years, thanks to economies of scale, good diversification and efficient operations. It has approximately 3,000 employees and a branch network of 150 offices across Serbia.
EBRD FINANCE SUMMARY
TOTAL PROJECT COST
Combining the necessary long-term financing with technical support and targeted investment incentives into a package that promotes green investments that will improve the competitiveness of SMEs.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL SUMMARY
Categorised FI (ESP 2019). BIB is an existing client and has provided satisfactory Annual E&S Reports to the Bank to date. BIB will be required to continue to comply with EBRD's PRs 2, 4 and 9, adopt the EBRD's E&S Risk Management Procedures for Corporate, SME and Micro Loans including adherence to the expanded EBRD E&S Exclusion List and Referral List introduced with ESP 2019 and submit AESRs to the Bank. Sub-borrowers financed through BIB's loan will be required to comply with national environmental, health, safety and labour (EHSL) requirements. The Project's use of proceeds may include the financing of solar sub-projects.
TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND GRANT FINANCING
The project will be supported by a comprehensive technical assistance to BIB and sub-borrowers to facilitate the project preparation and successful implementation of the Reboot SME programme.
COMPANY CONTACT INFORMATION
Snezana Topalovicsnezana.firstname.lastname@example.org 11 201 1400381 11 201 1260http://www.bancaintesa.rs/Milentija Popovica 7b
11070 Novi Beograd
381 11 201 1400
381 11 201 1260
Milentija Popovica 7b 11070 Novi Beograd
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
You can request information by emailing: email@example.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.
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