Project detail - CRDB Bank Plc

CRDB Bank Plc

Status: Approved investment
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Who is our customer

CRDB Bank Plc ("CRDB") is one of the largest banks in Tanzania and a universal bank providing financial services to individuals, MSMEs, and corporates through a robust network of branches, agents, ATMs, and mobile units across the country. The bank is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange and has recently been expanding its operations across the region with subsidiaries in Burundi and DRC.

What is our funding objective?

FMO and Proparco are providing a USD 125 mln senior term loan with FMO contributing USD 75 mln and Proparco contributing USD 50 mln. The flexible long-term funding facility will support CRDB in delivering its strategic objectives to grow its SME portfolio and support its purpose to improve livelihoods and deliver sustainable impact.

Why do we fund this investment?

FMO funding will be used to on-lend to underserved segments, including CRDB’s Burundi subsidiary, as well as to women-owned SMEs, agriculture businesses, and eligible green assets.

What is the Environmental and Social categorization rationale?

CRDB is classified as E&S Cat. A bank due to a high E&S risk portfolio, both in terms of sector exposure and size. High environmental and social risk activities are concentrated particularly in agriculture, fishing, energy generation, mining, and construction. Contextual risks in these sectors revolve around habitat fragmentation, resource pollution, climate change, occupational health and safety issues, and child labor to name a few. CRDB has implemented an environmental and social management system and has a dedicated E&S team. The financing includes an action plan to further enhance CRDB stakeholder engagement and environmental and social risk capacity.

Website customer/investment
Tanzania, United Republic of
Financial Institutions
Publication date
Effective date
Total FMO financing
USD 75.00 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)