Banco Nacional de Costa Rica
FI-2 operations are those where the risk potential is considered medium: the FI’s current or future portfolio consists of or is expected to consist of, business activities that have potential limited adverse environmental or social risks or impacts that are few in number, generally site-specific, largely reversible, and readily addressed through mitigation measures; or includes a very limited number of business activities with potential adverse environmental or social risks or impacts that are diverse, irreversible, or unprecedented.
Projected date at which a project will be put forward for the Board of Executive Directors’ approval.
Projected board date
Eskildsen Alfaro, Jan Petter
USD $ 75,000,000
USD $ 45,000,000
Project scope and objective
The proposed transaction consists of a social subordinated bond of up to US$75 million which will be funded in up to US$50 million by IDB Invest and the rest (up to US$25 million) by other impact investors. IDB Invest will support Banco Nacional de Costa Rica (“BNCR” or the “Bank”) to launch its first social bond in accordance with the Social Bond Principles issued by the International Capital Markets Association (“ICMA”). The bond aims to support the Bank in financing Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (“SMEs”), as well as to grow its “BN Mujer” portfolio which is oriented to women-owned and women-led SMEs.
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Ms. Silvia Chaves Herra
Director of Institutional Relations and Sustainability
(506) 2212-2000 Ext
IDB Invest Contact
1350 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005