IFC mulls $100m investment in PH lender BDO Unibank’s blue bond

IFC/World Bank HQ. Photo: IFC

World Bank Group member International Finance Corporation (IFC) is considering a $100-million investment in a blue bond to be issued by BDO Unibank Inc (BDO), the largest bank in the Philippines.

A blue bond is a relatively new form of sustainability bond, a debt instrument issued to support investments in healthy oceans and blue economies, which is the preservation and regeneration of the marine environment.

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