India : Greenway Carbon Credits Gender Finance Project (ADB-56293-001)

Regions
  • South Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • India
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Madhya Pradesh, Odisha
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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
C
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
Sep 11, 2023
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
SDG 13 Ventures Private Limited
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Climate and Environment
  • Energy
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Grant, Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 9.75 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.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 6.50 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.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 3.25 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)
$ 9.75 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 @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jan 15, 2024


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Project Description
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As stated by the ADB, the project will partly finance carbon offset projects being set up by SDG 13 Ventures Private Limited (SDGVPL), under which 1 million improved cookstoves (ICS's) will be distributed at a subsidy of about 85% of the market price to rural households that currently use inefficient traditional cookstoves. The ICS's have improved combustion, resulting in less wood consumption for cooking, reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and decreased indoor air pollution, which in turn leads to less deforestation.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
For a project with severe or irreversible impacts to local community and natural resources, the Early Warning System Team may conduct a thorough analysis regarding its potential impacts to human and environmental rights.

The ADB categorised the project risk as follows:

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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As stated on the company's website, SDG 13 Ventures develops and invests in high impact climate change mitigation programmes i.e. UN's Sustainable Development Goal 13.  Our projects and investments seek to meet the highest standards of community and climate impact.

SDG 13 Ventures Private Limited is a subsidiary of Greenway Grameen Infra Private Limited.


Contact Information
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ADB Team Leader:

Japnit Kaur - Senior Investment Specialist

No contacts provided at the time of disclosure.

Parent Company - Greenway Grameen Infra Private Limited:

Phone: +917861098770
Email: contact@greenwayappliances.com
Website: https://www.greenwayappliances.com/

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

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ADB has a two-stage appeals process for requesters who believe that ADB has denied their request for information in violation of its Access to Information Policy. You can learn more about filing an appeal at: https://www.adb.org/site/disclosure/appeals

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB

The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main.

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