(January 10, 2020, Pasay City, Philippines) SM Investments Corporation (SM) and BDO Unibank, Inc. were recognized as leaders in corporate sustainability with a Platinum Award in the 2019 The Asset ESG Corporate Awards.  Both corporates received the highest honor, Platinum Awards for the 9th consecutive year.

The Asset ESG Awards are the longest running ESG awards in Asia by leading research house, Asset Benchmark Research (ABR).  The awards are a rigorous benchmarking service for the region’s listed companies evaluated based on financial performance, quality of governance, social responsibility, environmental responsibility and investor relations. SM and BDO were rated highly in these metrics, joining top corporates in the region for Excellence in Environmental, Social and Governance performance. 

The Asset also recognized SM Investor Relations Team as one of the 13 Best Investor Relations Team Awardees in the region for their contribution and effective communication in addressing investors’ concerns.

The awardees of The Asset ESG Corporate Awards 2019 were honored at a gala dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong on December 5, 2019.

Excellence in Corporate ESG. Receiving the award on behalf of BDO and SM is 
BDO Hong Kong branch Senior Vice President Howard Lincoln Son during
The Asset ESG Corporate Awards ceremony held recently in Four Seasons Hong Kong.


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

For further inquiries, please contact:

Paul Arcenas
VP, Planning and Corporate Communications
SM Investments Corporation
E-mail: paul.arcenas@sminvestments.com
Tel. No. (632) 8857-0100 local 1039