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[[News]]2014 ADFIAP Awards Presented
DBJ Wins for BCM Rated Loan Program

The Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific* (ADFIAP) presented Development Bank of Japan Inc. (Toru Hashimoto, President & CEO) with an ADFIAP Award for the DBJ BCM Rated Loan Program. The awards were presented at the organization’s annual meeting held in Moscow from April 23-25, 2014.

The ADFIAP Awards are given to development banks with outstanding records of achievement in the Asia Pacific region. Their aim is to publicize high-quality, inspirational deals and other initiatives and to share financial methods and techniques.

The DBJ BCM Rated Loan Program

Using its proprietary assessment system, DBJ selects companies making superior efforts to address the issues of disaster prevention and business succession. Qualifying companies enjoy preferential interest rates based on their level of achievement. DBJ’s is the world’s first lending program based on the specialized BCM rating method of.
From the time of its inception in 2006 through March of 2014, the program has provided financing for 144 projects with a total value of JPY 140 billion.
The DBJ BCM Rated Loan Program has been called “an effective and innovative financial product with a global impact” at the 2012 World Economic Forum, and “an excellent example of a private business initiative in the field of disaster prevention” at the 2013 meeting on the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.

In line with its own corporate philosophy – “designing the future through innovative finance, using creative financing techniques to resolve customer issues, and working with customers to earn their trust and build a prosperous future” – DBJ supports its customers’ efforts to ensure business continuity in times of emergency.

* An Outline of ADFIAP
  Official name: Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific
  Establishment: October 1976 (Headquarters: Manila, Republic of the Philippines)
  Purpose: Promotion of cooperation among development finance institutions in the Asia Pacific region; surveys and research on development finance; professional training; related activities
  Member organizations: Forty countries and regions in Asia, including Japan, China and Korea, as well as 113 institutions.

International Strategy & Coordination Department, DBJ
Telephone: +81-3-3244-1770


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