ESG Ratings and Sustainability Accolades



ESG Ratings

ESG has seen a global rise in prominence over the years, with multinational institutions, organizations, and regulators continuously developing and promoting standards and practices in support of ESG principles. Along with this notable rise, BPI has concurrently grown to become a recognized leader in the space having adhered to stringent standards and having adopted sustainable practices.


As of year-end 2021, BPI has garnered the highest ESG ratings in the Philippine banking industry.


Provider

Rating Scale

Rating

Peer Rank

AAA (best) to CCC (laggard) relative to standards
and industry peers

BBB

1st

(as of January 2022)

100 (best) to 1 (laggard) relative to standards and industry peers51

1st

(as of January 2022)

Five risk levels: 0-9.9 (negligible), 10-19.9 (low),
20-29.9 (medium), 30-39.9 (high), and 40+ (severe)

27

1st

(as of January 2022)


BPI is a member of the FTSE4Good Index Series, a series of benchmark and tradable indexes for ESG investors. We are also the only Philippine bank to participate in the 2021 CDP Pilot Questionnaire on Climate and Forests, and one of the first banks in the region to disclose on our forest impacts.



Sustainability Accolades


2022

  • Most Sustainable Bank in the Philippines, International Business Magazine Awards 2022


2021

  • Best Sustainable Bank in the Philippines, FinanceAsia Country Awards 2021


2020


BPI Corporate Banking and Business Banking

  • Best Sustainable Bank in the Philippines, FinanceAsia Country Awards 2020
  • Highly Commended Bank in Environmental Responsibility, The Asset ESG Corporate Awards 2019
  • Best Sustainable Finance House, Marquee Awards of the Alpha Southeast Asia Deal & Solution Awards 2019


BPI Family Savings Bank and BPI Business Banking

  • Best SME Bank in the Philippines, Alpha Southeast Asia Awards 2020


BPI Capital Corporation

  • Best Bank for Sustainable Financing in the Philippines, Alpha Southeast Asia’s 14th Annual Best Financial Institution Awards 2020
  • Green Project of the Year (Philippines) for AC Energy Finance International US$410 million CBI-certified climate bonds, The Asset Triple A Infrastructure Awards 2020
  • Best ESG Green Financing in Southeast Asia (Indonesia) for Star Energy’s US$1.11 billion Dual-Tranche Senior Secured Green Notes, Alpha Southeast Asia Best Deal and Solution Awards 2020
  • Best ESG Green Financing in Southeast Asia: Philippines for Manila Water Company’s US$500 million Sustainability Notes, Alpha Southeast Asia Best Deal and Solution Awards 2020
  • Megatrend Deal of the Year – ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) for the Darajat’s $1.1-billion secured green bond for Star Energy Geothermal Salak, FinanceAsia Magazine
  • Best of Southeast Asia for Darajat’s $1.1-billion secured green bond for Star Energy Geothermal Salak, FinanceAsia Magazine
  • Best Green Bond (Philippines) for AC Energy Finance International’s USD 400-million fixed-for-life perpetual green bond, The Asset Asian 2020 Country Awards
  • Best Social Bond (Philippines) for Php 21.5 billion COVID Action Response (CARe) bonds, The Asset Asian 2020 Country Awards
  • Best Sustainability Bond (Corporate) for Manila Water Company’s US$500 million Sustainability Notes, The Asset Asian 2020 Country Awards
  • Best Fixed Income Deal (Large Cap) for AC Energy $400M Perpetual Green Bond, IHAP Awards 2020


BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation (AMTC)

  • Asset Management Company of the Year – Highly Commended, The Asset Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards 2020 for Institutional Investor, ETF and Asset Servicing Providers


BPI Foundation

  • Silver Anvil for PR Tools: External Publications Technological, Social, and Market Innovations in Social Enterprises: The BPI Sinag Accelerate Initiative, 55th Anvil Awards
  • Gold Anvil for Sustained PR Programs for the Environment, Science and Technology: BPI-DOST Science Awards 2019: Moving the Nation towards Sustainable Development through Science and Innovation, 55th Anvil Awards


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