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Brazil: BDMG Renewables and Asia Connectivity Facility

SUMMARY

STATUS
Approved
MEMBER
Brazil
SECTOR
Financial Institution
E&S CATEGORY
FI
PROJECT NUMBER
000491

FINANCING

APPROVED FUNDING
USD100 million
FINANCING TYPE
Nonsovereign

TIMELINE

APPRAISAL REVIEW/FINAL REVIEW
December 29, 2021
FINANCING APPROVAL
January 20, 2022

OBJECTIVE

Supporting global public goods and trade and connectivity between Brazil and Asia.

DESCRIPTION

Non-sovereign backed multisector on-lending credit facility to be implemented by Brazil-based Banco de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais S.A. (BDMG) for subprojects primarily located in Minas Gerais, that involve either renewable energy and eligible infrastructure related sectors that link Brazil and Asia through enhanced trade and investment flows.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL INFORMATION

AIIB’s Environmental and Social Policy (ESP) is applicable to this on-lending facility. The project has been placed in Category FI, and the BDMG’s Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS), which is aligned with the ESP, will be used as the project’s environmental and social (ES) instrument.

Sub-borrowers will use the funds to invest in subprojects that operate in renewable energy and other eligible infrastructure related sectors and may use proceeds to fund subprojects that link Brazil and Asia via enhanced trade and investment flows, across a range of sectors.

All Category A subprojects and higher risk Category B subprojects involving a) involuntary resettlement, b) risk of adverse impacts on Indigenous Peoples, c) significant risks to or impacts on the environment, community health and safety, biodiversity, cultural heritage or d) significant occupational health and safety risks, will be excluded from financing under this facility. Coal-related sub-loans including coal mining, coal transportation or coal-fired power plants, as well as infrastructure services exclusively dedicated to support any of these activities, and large dams will also be excluded.

BDMG will undertake an ES screening process for sub-borrowers, review sub-borrowers’ compliance with the applicable ES regulatory requirements, and monitor ES performance over the loan period. Sub-borrowers are required to: (a) demonstrate the compliance of their activities with applicable ES regulatory requirements and maintain that status during the tenure of the sub-loan; (b) represent not having recently been administratively or judicially determined to be materially in breach of applicable ES regulations; (c) not be reported in mainstream social media as materially contravening good ES practices; and (d) maintain a subproject level grievance redress mechanism to address concerns of stakeholders. AIIB will retain the right to review ex post all subprojects financed under the facility. Public consultations and disclosure of ES safeguard documents at the subproject level will follow requirements of local and AIIB ES regulations.

BDMG has disclosed key elements of its ESMS and environmental indicators for its own operations on its website. BDMG addresses third-party views, enquiries or concerns through its External Communication Mechanism (ECM). AIIB has also included these links on its website.

PROJECT TEAM LEADER

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Stefen Shin

Principal Investment Officer

stefen.shin@aiib.org

 

BORROWER

Banco de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais S.A. (BDMG)

Leonardo Delbis de Lacerda

Head of Treasury, Funding and Investor Relations

leonardod@bdmg.mg.gov.br

 

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