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Indigenous Equity Initiative (IEI)

Enabling Indigenous participation is an important element to get more infrastructure built faster while bringing long-term economic benefits to Indigenous communities.

Through the IEI, our investment team looks to lend to Indigenous communities to provide them with access to capital to purchase equity stakes in infrastructure projects in which the CIB is also investing. Economic returns from these projects can be reinvested in the community, narrowing the economic and infrastructure gap among Indigenous communities.

These Indigenous equity opportunities must:

  • Fall within at least one of the CIB’s priority sectors, and be for the purchase of an equity stake in a project where the CIB is already considering another investment;
  • Include First Nation, Metis and Inuit communities on whose traditional territory the project is situated;
  • Demonstrate a financing gap for the equity stake purchase; and
  • Require financing of no more than 90% of the Indigenous equity purchase through a loan size between $5 million and $100 million.

For more information on the IEI please refer to the adjoining documents or email us.