AkBank II - MidSEFF (EBRD-47625)

  • Turkey
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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
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 30, 2015
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.
Akbank T.A.S.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
  • Technical Cooperation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 110.00 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)
$ 110.00 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.
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Jul 26, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Nov 12, 2015

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Project Description
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This project provides financing to Akbank T.A.S. in order to achieve three objectives: i) increasing financing intermediation for renewable energy and resource efficiency investments to fill these sectors’ remaining financing gaps in Turkey; ii) improving the participating financial institutions' skills in technical assessment of a broader set of technologies; and iii) increasing the participating financial institutions' knowledge of relevant EU environmental and social requirements and standards in assessing mid-size resource energy and resource efficiency investments.
Investment Description
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This project includes EBRD financing of USD 110 million to Akbank T.A.S. through the Turkey Mid-size Sustainable Energy Financing Facility III, a framework operation of €500 million to be provided by EBRD to eligible participating financial institutions for on-lending to private sector borrowers for renewable energy and resource efficiency investments. Akbank will be the first participating financial institution to be included under the Turkey Mid-size Sustainable Energy Financing Facility III. Akbank is the fourth largest bank in Turkey ranked by total assets (third largest private bank) as of 3Q2015 with total consolidated assets of around USD 86 billion. Akbank was recognized as the most valuable brand of Turkey according to UK based Brand Finance with an assessed brand value of over USD 2.5 billion and is currently rated Baa3/BBB- by Moody’s/Fitch. Sabanci Holding and affiliated institutions and individuals own 48.9% of Akbank with the remaining shares (51.1%) listed on the Borsa Istanbul.

Contact Information
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Company Contact Information diskaynaklar@akbank.com Tel: +90 212 385 62 38 Fax: +90 212 281 81 88 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, 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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