Environmental Investment Fund



Project number:


Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Notice type:


Environmental category:


Approval date:

17 Dec 1996



PSD disclosed:

07 Nov 1996

Project Description

The project funds 22.7 per cent of the fund's €22 million capital, with an option to invest pro rata to the Bank's existing shareholding up to €2.5 million. The fund is located in Warsaw and continues to invest in companies involved in the manufacture of environmental goods, the provision of environmental services or the development of environmental projects in the infrastructure sector.

The proceeds of the fund will be used to make additional equity investments in companies involved in the manufacture of environmental goods, the provision of environmental services or the development and operation of environmental infrastructure projects.

Transition Impact

The project will help the transition process by easing the burden of harmonising regulations with the European Union, by funding local ventures and by developing latent technical capability.

The Client

Central and Eastern Europe Environmental Investment Fund, a venture capital fund which is managed by a fund manager owned by Caisse de Depots et Consignations - Participations (65 per cent), PP Investments (25 per cent) and First Analysis Corp. (10 per cent).

EBRD Finance

An initial €5 million investment with an approval to invest up to an additional €2.5 million pro rata.

Project Cost

The euro denominated fund has a capital of €22 million and is seeking approval to increase the capital up to €33 million. The size of the capital increase may be slightly lower depending on the contributions of the other shareholders. Closing is expected to occur by the end of June 2001.

Environmental Impact

This project will continue to have a positive impact on the environment. By investing in companies providing environmental equipment and services, the fund will assist in addressing environmental pollution issues within its region of operations. The fund will continue to follow the EBRD's "Environmental Procedures for Investment Funds", which will ensure that all relevant environmental issues associated with investments are considered. Specifically, all investee companies are required to comply with applicable local and national requirements for environmental, health, safety and public consultation. In addition, the companies will comply with EU environmental standards where appropriate. The fund reports annually to the EBRD on the environmental performance of its investments.

Technical Cooperation



Business opportunities

For business opportunities or procurement, contact the client company.

For state-sector projects, visit EBRD Procurement: Tel: +44 20 7338 6794
Email: procurement@ebrd.com

General enquiries

EBRD project enquiries not related to procurement:
Tel: +44 20 7338 7168
Email: projectenquiries@ebrd.com

Public Information Policy (PIP)

The PIP sets out how the EBRD discloses information and consults with its stakeholders so as to promote better awareness and understanding of its strategies, policies and operations. Please visit the Public Information Policy page below to find out how to request a Public Sector Board Report.
Text of the PIP

Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

If efforts to address environmental, social or public disclosure concerns with the Client or the Bank are unsuccessful (e.g. through the Client’s Project-level grievance mechanism or through direct engagement with Bank management), individuals and organisations may seek to address their concerns through the EBRD’s Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM).

IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

Please visit the Independent Project Accountability Mechanism webpage to find out how to submit a Request for review through our confidential online form, by email, mail or telephone. IPAM is available to discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have about the submission or handling of Requests, which follow the Project Accountability Policy and Guidance. Requestors’ identities may be kept confidential, upon request.

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