SMBC Group Green Bond
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) Group is a major issuer of green bonds both domestically and in international markets. SMBC Group strives to further contribute to the sustainability and improvement of the global environment through green bonds issuance.
SMBC Group applies the net proceeds of green bonds to finance qualifying renewable energy generation and energy efficiency projects.
SMBC Group has a strong track record in providing project finance for renewal energy (solar energy, wind energy, etc.) both domestically and internationally.
Track Record of Green Bond Issues
In October 2015, SMBC, SMBC Group's main operating bank, issued USD denominated green bonds. It was the first green bond issuance among Japanese private financial institutions. Since then, SMBC Group regularly issues green bonds; as of June 2019, the outstanding amount of the five issuances stands at USD 1.9 billion equivalent.
Green Bond Framework
The green bonds were issued and managed by SMBC Group in a accordance with its green bond framework pursuant to "Green Bond Principles" established by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and "Green Bond Guideline" published by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan.
|SMBC Group Green Bond Framework||SMBC Group Green Bond
|Issuer||Investor Report||External Reviews||Management Assertion|
|FY3/2019 Annual Report||Sustainalytics Annual Review SMFG 2017||Management Assertion SMFG|
|Sustainalytics Annual Review SMBC 2018 KPMG Asurance Report SMBC 2015||Management Assertion SMBC|
Allocation of Proceeds and Impact Assessment Report
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