(13 April 2023, Pasay City, Philippines) SM Investments Corporation (SM Investments) and BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO) received Platinum Awards for excellence in corporate sustainability from Hong Kong-based multimedia company The Asset Publishing and Research Ltd.
SM Investments and BDO were recognized for their sustained excellence in environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, with SM Investments receiving the Platinum Award for the 14th consecutive year and BDO receiving its 13th Platinum Award.
“Celebrating this Platinum Award from The Asset ESG Awards is an honor and a testament to our unwavering commitment to environmental, social, and governance excellence. We are grateful for the recognition,” said Timothy Daniels, SM Investments Consultant for Investor Relations and Sustainability.
The Asset commended the companies that have shown unwavering resolve in the pursuit of their ESG commitments amid the challenges of inflation, growth slowdown, and rate hikes.
The Asset’s ESG Corporate Awards conducts the longest-running ESG benchmarking service in Asia to empower companies to evaluate and highlight their ESG credentials.
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 6th largest bank.
For more about SM, visit www.sminvestments.com