ECO-BUSINESS FUND II SUB-FUND (FMO-56892)

Regions
  • Africa
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
Active
Bank Risk Rating
B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Jun 29, 2020
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
Eco.business II Sub-Fund
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Jul 23, 2020


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Project Description

Eco.business II Sub-Fund ("EBF II") is an open ended debt fund that aims to promote ecologically sustainable businesses, with a special focus on fighting deforestation in Sub-Saharan Africa, through the provision of dedicated financing and technical assistance. FMO's investment in EBF II will contribute to biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, which is directly in line with SDG 13. Being one of the first investors, FMO's stamp of approval is expected to attract additional investors to the Fund.

The fund seeks to lend to local financial institutions that target sustainable businesses/projects (i.e. certified or identified as green). In addition, the Fund looks to set up strategic partnerships with commodity buyers to finance smallholders and also to finance high impact projects directly. Priority sectors will be sustainable agriculture, fishery, forestry and tourism.

Investment Description
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Contact Information

No contact information provided at the time of disclosure

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF FMO

Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW) . A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/independent-complaints-mechanism