CDB helping DBJ better manage environmental, social risks

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 28, CMC – The Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant to support the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) in efforts to address environmental, social issues that can deter investment or impact job creation, growth and poverty reduction.

DBJOn Thursday, CDB  announced that it will provide US$55,400 in funding to support the design of an Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) to better manage environmental and social risks in its portfolio.

“As a financial intermediary for CDB’s resources, DBJ is required to have in place policies and procedures to ensure the effective management of environmental and social risks in its portfolio. This grant provides technical assistance for the design of an ESMS, which will complement the Bank’s ongoing efforts to manage its lending operations in accordance with applicable national, environmental and social legislation and regulations,” said Daniel Best, Director of Projects, CDB.

The funding from CDB will support – a review of DBJ’s investment operations to determine the level of environment and social risks in its portfolio; update and finalise DBJ’s Environmental and Social Policy;design an ESMS appropriate to DBJ’s operations; develop operational procedures for the ESMS and the design and execution of a training workshop for DBJ’s staff and that of its Approved Financial Institutions and Micro Finance Institutions.

The Project will be executed through the Office of the Managing Director of DBJ.

DBJ was established in 2002 to provide Jamaican businesses with access to development financing.

In February 2015, DBJ signed a US$15 million Loan Agreement with CDB for the Sixth Industrial Line of Credit to support its lending programme in the productive sectors.

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul. 28, CMC – The Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant to support the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) in efforts to address environmental, social issues that can deter investment or impact job creation, growth and poverty reduction.

DBJOn Thursday, CDB  announced that it will provide US$55,400 in funding to support the design of an Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) to better manage environmental and social risks in its portfolio.

“As a financial intermediary for CDB’s resources, DBJ is required to have in place policies and procedures to ensure the effective management of environmental and social risks in its portfolio. This grant provides technical assistance for the design of an ESMS, which will complement the Bank’s ongoing efforts to manage its lending operations in accordance with applicable national, environmental and social legislation and regulations,” said Daniel Best, Director of Projects, CDB.

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The funding from CDB will support – a review of DBJ’s investment operations to determine the level of environment and social risks in its portfolio; update and finalise DBJ’s Environmental and Social Policy;design an ESMS appropriate to DBJ’s operations; develop operational procedures for the ESMS and the design and execution of a training workshop for DBJ’s staff and that of its Approved Financial Institutions and Micro Finance Institutions.

The Project will be executed through the Office of the Managing Director of DBJ.

DBJ was established in 2002 to provide Jamaican businesses with access to development financing.

In February 2015, DBJ signed a US$15 million Loan Agreement with CDB for the Sixth Industrial Line of Credit to support its lending programme in the productive sectors.