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2017/01/24

[[News]]DBJ to Participate as Issuer Member in Green Bond Principles
-Promoting the growth of the SRI bond market-

Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ; President and Chief Executive Officer: Masanori Yanagi) announced that DBJ has become a member of the Green Bond Principles (GBP).

GBP is composed of International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and 129 other members, including investors, issuers, and underwriters as of January 19, 2017. 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. Also, they create a platform to share the latest information about Green Bonds and send relevant information to society.

DBJ is the first issuer in Japan to participate in GBP. Considering the growing demand for SRI, DBJ, the sole continuing SRI bond issuer in Japan, has issued Green Bonds in 2014 and Sustainability Bonds in 2015 and 2016. DBJ has a policy to continue issuing SRI bonds.

To access GBP, please visit the following website.
http://www.icmagroup.org/Regulatory-Policy-and-Market-Practice/green-bonds/green-bond-principles/

In line with our corporate philosophy – “Applying financial expertise to design the future: we apply creative financing to resolve client issues, as we work to earn the trust of our clients and help them achieve their future prosperity” – DBJ will promote the development of the SRI bond market and actively support clients with high environmental and social awareness.


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