Project detail - Vietnam Prosperity Joint Stock Commercial Bank

Vietnam Prosperity Joint Stock Commercial Bank

Status: Approved investment
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Who is our customer

VPBank is one of the largest privately owned commercial banks in Vietnam, providing all customer segments a comprehensive suite of products.

What is our funding objective?

FMO is providing a USD 35 mln loan as a parallel lender in an IFC-led syndication. With this loan, FMO will support the growth of VPBank’s green portfolio and Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) portfolio including women-owned SMEs.

Why do we fund this investment?

Providing financing to SMEs in Vietnam will contribute to FMO’s strategic goal of supporting economic growth and job creation. FMO aims to create additional impact in gender equalities via financing women-owned SMEs. Further, FMO’s support for green financing is contributing to reducing CO2 emissions, which is aligned with VPBank’s strategy of adopting sustainable banking practices.

What is the Environmental and Social categorization rationale?

VPBank is classified as E&S Category A bank due to high E&S risk portfolio, both in terms of sector exposure and portfolio size. High environmental and social risk activities concentrate in real estate development, construction, and industrial manufacturing. Contextual risks in these sectors include habitat fragmentation, resource pollution, climate change and occupational health and safety issues to name a few. VPBank has implemented an environmental and social management system aligned with the IFC PS, host country laws and the EDFI exclusion list. It also has a dedicated E&S team and has implemented both an internal and external grievance mechanism. The financing includes an action plan to further enhance VPBank’s environmental and social risk capacity.

Website customer/investment
Viet Nam
Financial Institutions
Publication date
Effective date
Total FMO financing
USD 35.00 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)
Loan participation