(08 October 2018. Pasay City, Philippines) Forerunners in the drive for sustainability reporting are in solidarity during the first Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Summit in the country held at the Conrad Manila in Pasay.

In the photo are (from left) Mat Kimberly, Deputy Head of Mission of the Australian Embassy of the Philippines; Timothy Mohin, GRI Chief Executive; Sunny Verghese, Co-Founder and Group CEO of Olam International Limited and the Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development; Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, President and CEO of Ayala Corporation; Hans T. Sy, Chairman of the Executive Committee of SM Prime Holdings; Teresita Sy-Coson, SM Investments Corporation Vice Chair and concurrently Chairperson of BDO Unibank; Roberto de Ocampo, Board Director of GRI ; Irwin Lee, President and CEO of Universal Robina Corporation; Vincent S. Perez, Jr., Co-Founder and Chairman of Alternergy; Justo Ortiz, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Union Bank of the Philippines; and multi-awarded journalist Karen Davila of ABS-CBN Corporation.

The GRI Summit gathered key private and public sector leaders to help promote sustainability reporting in the Philippines. GRI, the lead convenor, has partnered with the SM group of companies led by SM Investments Corporation as well as with the Australian Embassy in the Philippines, the Philippine Business for Environment, and the Makati Business Club in launching this summit in the country.

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About SM Investments Corporation

SM Investments Corporation is a leading Philippine company that is invested in market leading businesses in retail, banking and property. It also invests in ventures that capture high growth opportunities in the emerging Philippine economy.

SM’s retail operations are the country’s largest and most diversified with its food, non-food and specialty retail stores. SM’s property arm, SM Prime Holdings, Inc., is the largest integrated property developer in the Philippines with interests in malls, residences, offices, hotels and convention centers as well as tourism-related property developments. SM’s interests in banking are in BDO Unibank, Inc., the country’s largest bank and China Banking Corporation, the 7th largest bank.

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Paul Arcenas
VP, Planning and Corporate Communications
SM Investments Corporation
E-mail: paul.arcenas@sminvestments.com
Tel. No. (632) 857-0100 local 1039