• Paraguay
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 19, 2018
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The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
When disclosed, the bank did not provide this value. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS May 20, 2021

Disclosed by Bank May 20, 2021

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Project Description

The bank is an important sparring partner for FMO in the Environmental and Social roundtable for banks in Paraguay. Here, important Environmental and Social aspects related to Paraguay are being discussed, for which Sudameris has developed the Environmental and Social guide for the cattle sector. We deem it important to remain involved in the Financial Sector in Paraguay in order to keep on improving Environmental and Social practices in Paraguay.

Investment Description
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)

Through this 7.5% stake we want to continue our relationship with the bank in order to further develop Environmental and Social practices in Paraguay and support Sudameris in the organic growth of the loan portfolio.

Financial Intermediary
Private Actors
Private Actors Description

Sudameris is a mid-sized bank (#5 in Total Assets, and market share of ~7%) active in Paraguay, serving the corporate, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, and retail segments.  Sudameris, a category A risk client, is one of the first banks in Paraguay to have implemented an environmental and social management system. The bank also played a key role in the development of the sustainability sector initiative, 'Mesa de Finanzas Sostenibles', or Sustainable Finance Round Table. Through these action Sudameris has set an example for better environmental and social practices in the financial sector and towards clients and society more broadly.

Contact Information

No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. 


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