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Who is our customer

Alliance Finance Company PLC (AFC) is Sri Lanka’s 3rd oldest finance company and a top 10 player (out of the c. 45 NBFCs in the country) based on total assets and has presence in 93 locations with a representation in all 25 districts of the country. The company's business lending portfolio consists roughly of SME leases, pledge loans, SME term loans and (women) microfinance group loans. AFC's clients use the financing for vehicles, mortgages, tractors and equipment and the remainder for general working capital purposes and consumption.

What is our funding objective?

The requested USD 10mln senior secured loan facility will support funding of Alliance’s MSME portfolio, specifically focussed on Women (Microfinance) Entrepreneurs and green (commercial) vehicles.

Why do we fund this investment?

Our funding supports the growth of the green vehicle- and women microfinance portfolio's. AFC ambition is to be the best, building on a triple-P (People, Planet, Profit) approach which strives to serve all relevant stakeholders. Furthermore, Alliance has strong commitment to sustainability.

What is the Environmental and Social categorization rationale?

E&S FI-C based on the nature (MSME) of the portfolio. Alliance AFC’s triple-P strategy puts high emphasis on social and environmental aspects. AFC is in the process of implementing an integrated Social Performance Management System (SPMS) . AFC recently became a signatory to the Karlsruhe Resolution on Sustainable Finance. AFC allocates 3% of profit to sustainability.

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Date Total FMO financing
6/14/2021 USD 10.00 MLN
Website customer/investment
Sri Lanka
Financial Institutions
Publication date
Effective date
Total FMO financing
USD 10.00 MLN
Risk categorization on environmental and social impacts, A = high risk, B+ = medium high risk, B = medium risk, C = low risk Environmental & Social Category
(A, B+, B or C)