BDO Receives Updated Accreditation From Sustainalytics

June 29, 2022

BDO affirms its commitment toward positive corporate citizenship and upholding high ESG standards with its accreditation from Sustainalytics.

BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO) continues to affirm its status as the leading domestic bank when it recently received an updated accreditation on its Sustainable Finance Framework (SFF) from Sustainalytics relative to the expansion of SFF-eligible categories to include blue projects aligned with current market standards. This follows the Bank’s issuance of its maiden USD100 million Blue Bond earlier this month through an investment from the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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BDO Receives Updated Accreditation From Sustainalytics




    About Sustainalytics


    Sustainalytics, a leading independent Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) research and ratings provider based in New York, expressed that in their opinion “BDO is adequately positioned to issue sustainability bonds and that the Framework is robust, transparent, and in alignment with the four core components of the Green Bond Principles (2021), Social Bond Principles (2021), Green Loan Principles (2021) and the ASEAN Sustainability Bond Standards (2018).”

    What the updated SFF entails for BDO


    The expanded SFF includes eligible blue categories such as sustainable water and wastewater management and offshore renewable energy. These are in addition to green categories that include among others, renewable energy, green buildings, and clean transportation, as well as social categories that include employment generation and food security.

    The expanded SFF strengthens the Bank’s support for targeted and responsible projects seen to facilitate the country’s transition to a low-carbon economy while advancing socio-economic development in the Philippines.

    Get to know BDO


    BDO is a full-service universal bank that provides a wide range of corporate and retail services such as traditional loan and deposit products, treasury, trust banking, investment banking, private banking, rural banking, cash management, leasing and finance, remittance, insurance, cash cards, credit cards, and online and non-online brokerage services.

    BDO has the country’s largest distribution network, with over 1,500 consolidated operating branches and more than 4,400 ATMs nationwide. It also has 16 international offices (including full-service branches in Hong Kong and Singapore) in Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

    The Bank also offers digital banking solutions to make banking easier, faster, and more secure for its clients.

    BDO ranked as the largest bank in terms of total assets, loans, deposits, and trust funds under management based on published statements of condition as of March 31, 2022. For more information, please visit www.bdo.com.ph.

    BDO is regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas with contact number (+632) 8708-7087 and with email address consumeraffairs@bsp.gov.ph, and webchat at www.bsp.gov.ph.

    For concerns, please visit any BDO branch nearest you, or contact us thru our 24x7 hotline (+632) 8631-8000 or email us via callcenter@bdo.com.ph.

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