Eco-Business Fund S.A. (Latin America regional) (DFC-ECOBUSINESSFUND)

  • Latin America and Caribbean
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
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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Eco-Business Fund S.A.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 42.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ DFC website

Updated in EWS Apr 2, 2020

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Project Description

The Borrower seeks to promote business and consumption practices that contribute to the sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in Latin America through providing financing and technical assistance to financial institutions (and to a limited extent to businesses) that have a demonstration effect. The Borrower’s focus will be in the follow four areas.

o Sustainable agriculture and agribusiness o Sustainable fishery and aquaculture
o Sustainableforestry
o Sustainabletourism

Investment Description
  • US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

U.S. Sponsors: Calvert Impact Capital, Inc., a nonprofit corporation headquartered in Maryland

Conservation International Foundation a nonprofit corporation headquartered Washington, D.C.

Foreign Sponsor:Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) KfW Development Bank (KfW Entwicklungsbank)

Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)

European Commission
Austrian Development Bank (OeEB) Finance in Motion GmBH