(04 March 2022, Pasay City, Philippines) SM Investments Corporation (SM Investments) and BDO Unibank, Inc. received the highest honors for their performance on sustainability initiatives from multimedia company the Asset Publishing and Research Ltd. based in Hong Kong.
SM Investments won the coveted Platinum Award during the recent The Asset ESG Corporate Awards 2021 for the 13th consecutive year. BDO similarly received the Platinum Award for the 12th consecutive year. The awarding ceremony was concluded in February.
The award recognizes companies in Asia for their performance in metrics including financial management, corporate governance; and social and environmental responsibility.
SM Investments was also recognized as the Best Investor Relations Team, the 4th time the company received the award from The Asset.
“We are grateful for this recognition that reflects our commitment towards the Environment, our Social responsibilities, and the highest standards of Corporate Governance. These awards affirm our efforts towards ensuring that the needs of all our stakeholders are met,” Timothy Daniels, SM Investments Consultant for Investor Relations and Sustainability said.
The award also affirms SM’s continuing efforts to celebrate and share pride and progress to its growing communities.
The ESG Corporate Awards through the Asset Benchmark Research has been the longest-running ESG awards in Asia given annually for two decades now.
The Asset Publishing and Research Ltd is a Hong-Kong based multimedia company that connects investors, financial decision-makers, and other leading industry leaders to informed and curated content by utilizing new media, print, events, and big data since 1999.
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 sminvestments.com
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