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DBJ SRI Bonds

About DBJ SRI Bonds

Beginning with antipollution measures implemented in the late 1960s and early 1970s, DBJ has provided more than ¥3 trillion in investments and loans for environmental projects over the past 40 years.

In the fiscal year 2004, DBJ began its DBJ Environmentally Rated Loan Program based on knowledge cultivated for over five decades. DBJ developed a screening (rating) system that scores companies on the level of their environmental management and then applies one of three different interest rates reflecting that effort. This was the world’s first incorporation of environmental ratings in financing menus.

In fiscal year 2011, we introduced the DBJ Green Building Certification, which is designed to provide financial support for environmental and socially considerate initiatives.

DBJ joined the Green Bond Principles (GBP) as an issuer member in January 2017. GBP is composed of International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and investors, issuers, and underwriters. They are responsible for updating annually the Green Bond Principles, which are voluntary process guidelines that recommend transparency and disclosure and promote integrity in the development of the Green Bond market by clarifying the approach for issuance of a Green Bond.

The Green Bond Principles

* DBJ SRI Bonds are created to raise capital for new and existing projects with environmental and social benefits. DBJ SRI Bonds are recourse-to-the-issuer debt obligation for which the proceeds shall be tracked by DBJ and attested to by a formal internal process that will be linked to the DBJ’s lending operations for the projects. Credit structure of the DBJ SRI Bonds is exactly the same as our senior-unsecured non-guaranteed bonds.

History of DBJ SRI Bond Issue

Name of Bond DBJ Sustainability Bond Release Release (PDF 175KB)
Date of Issue 2017.10.18 Launch Date 2017.10.11
Term 5-year Second Party Opinion Second Party Opinion (PDF 1.2MB)
Issue Amount USD 1,000.0 million Eligible Assets Eligible Assets
Name of Bond DBJ Sustainability Bond Release Release (PDF 174KB)
Date of Issue 2016.10.19 Launch Date 2016.10.12
Term 5-year Second Party Opinion Second Party Opinion (PDF 967KB)
Issue Amount USD 500.0 million Eligible Assets Eligible Assets
Name of Bond DBJ Sustainability Bond Release Release (PDF 152KB)
Date of Issue 2015.10.21 Launch Date 2015.10.14
Term 4-year Second Party Opinion Second Party Opinion (PDF 967KB)
Issue Amount Euro 300.0 million Eligible Assets Eligible Assets
Name of Bond DBJ Green Bond Release Release (PDF 137KB)
Date of Issue 2014.10.7 Launch Date 2014.9.30
Term 3-year Second Party Opinion Second Party Opinion (PDF 380KB)
Issue Amount Euro 250.0 million Eligible Assets Eligible Assets

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