Compañía de Empaques S.A.
Category B projects have potential environmental and/or social impacts and risks that are less adverse than those of a Category A and which are generally limited to the project site, largely reversible and can be mitigated via measures that are readily available and feasible to implement in the context of the operation.
Projected date at which a project will be put forward for the Board of Executive Directors’ approval.
Projected board date
Vega Aldana, Mario Andres
USD $ 12,915,700
Project scope and objective
The Project seeks to provide support to Compañía de Empaques S.A. (the “Company”) in the issuance of its first Sustainability Linked Bond (“SLB”). The total amount of the bond will be up to COP 50,000 million, amortizable in five years, regarding which IDB Invest will act as investor subscribing 100% of the issuance. The bond will include financial incentives if the Company meets certain key performance indicators (“KPIs”) related to environmental and/or social issues. The funds of the medium-term bond will be used to finance the expansion of the production of more sustainable packaging and the strengthening of the supply chain made up by about 2,500 fique producers from rural and indigenous communities located in the Department of Antioquia and in areas such as Nariño, Cauca, Boyacá and Cundinamarca in Colombia.
In addition, IDB Invest will support the Company providing technical assistance in the bond issuance preparation by: i) defining the KPIs and goals needed for the SLB and related to the Company’s sustainability strategy to be used as input to develop the issuance framework; and ii) providing the external opinion or Second Party Opinion (“SPO”) to be given as a result of the bond issuance in line with International Capital Markets Association (“ICMA”) requirements, emphasizing that it will be the first transaction of this type for IDB Invest in Colombia.
The impact of this project was highlighted on our 2021 Annual Report.
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