DCM BDO Green (IFC-40419)

  • Philippines
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 8, 2017
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 150.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Feb 19, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Dec 8, 2017

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Project Description

International Finance Corporation (“IFC”) is investing in a green bond of up to US$150 million to be issued by BDO Unibank, Inc. (“BDO”). Through the investment, IFC will support BDO in raising long term funding for BDO’s lending program to qualifying green projects in the Philippines.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The total project cost is estimated at US$150 million. The proposed IFC investment consists of USD150 million USD-denominated bond to be issued by BDO. The proceeds from the bond will be used to support the Bank’s lending program to climate smart projects including renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE), and green buildings.

Financial Intermediary
Private Actors
Private Actors Description

BDO was incorporated in the Philippines in 1967 and is listed on the Philippines Stock Exchange. The Bank provides a wide range of banking and financial products and services, including commercial and retail banking, consumer banking, investment banking, private banking, leasing and financing. BDO is the largest bank in the Philippines in terms of asset size and equity. The major shareholder of the Bank is SM Investments Corporation (SMIC) with a 40.09% shareholding. SMIC is a listed company with major interests in property, retail and financial services. As of June 30, 2017, 44.95% of BDO are held by the public.

Contact Information

BDO Unibank, Inc.
Luis S. Reyes, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Planning
+63(2)840 7142
4th Floor, South Tower, BDO Corporate Center, 7899 Makati Avenue, Makati City 0726


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