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Akbank - Proparco
Proparco has partnered with Akbank, a Turkish bank committed to sustainable development.
Client presentation

Akbank is a leading financial institution in Turkey. It is implementing an ambitious sustainable development strategy based on three lines of action: a target amount for sustainable finance for 2030 (TRY 200bn of assets financed, or EUR  11bn), a net zero target (by 2025 for the bank’s operational emissions and by 2050 for all its activities), and the commitment to publish its first TCFD (Task-Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosure) report by the end of the year.

Project description

The project aims to develop financing for SMEs on climate issues (70% for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects) and women’s entrepreneurship (30%), through a dedicated USD 50m credit facility allocated to Akbank.

Project impact

The expected development impacts of this project are:

  • 29,600 jobs supported over the next 5 years (mainly indirect jobs in the companies financed) 
  • Support for women’s entrepreneurship with 30% of Proparco’s financing dedicated to companies that meet the criteria of the 2X Challenge, an initiative to reduce gender inequality 

This project will contribute to the achievement of SDG 5 (“Gender equality”), SDG 8 (“Decent work and economic growth”) and SDG 13 (“Climate action”).

Date of signature of the project
Climate co-benefit project
Financing tool
47 143 126 Euros
Amount of funding
USD 50m loan
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This information is given at the time of signature, without prejudice to any developments in the operation/project