A trusted market leader in Sustainable & Green Finance

As a financial institution, we focus on what we do best and contribute to the global transformation into a better society by engaging and acting together with customers and stakeholders through the products and services we offer.

As a Group, we are consistently recognized by industry awards for our capabilities and strengths in the green finance arena.

1st in APAC

as Top Tier Lender for
Green & ESG loans


by deal count | Source: Refinitiv Reuters LPC

1st in APAC

for Green & ESG Loans

1H 2021

Source: Refinitiv Reuters LPC

3rd in APAC^

for Green & Sustainability-Linked
Mandated Lead Arranger


^ex-Japan | Source: Debtwire

Laying foundations for a brighter future

As one of the most respected financial institutions in the energy and infrastructure sectors, SMBC's reach around the world makes projects happen.

We have been one of the first few banks to onboard global, regional and national ESG related initiatives in our markets and as an early adopter of green bonds, SMBC Group is equipped with sound experience and expertise to provide active support to our clients with Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) financing, in the following areas:

Project Finance

For renewable energy related projects

Property Finance

Financing linked to real estates that
are certified as sustainable

Green / ESG Bond (1)

Issuing Green / Sustainability Bonds
that attract significant public attention
and recognition for an innovative
approach towards sustainability

Environmental Assessment
Loans (“EAL”)

General corporate purpose loans with environmental assessment of the Borrower(s) by E&Y

Green Loans

Loan proceeds made available exclusively to finance specific eligible “Green Projects” – specified in the Company’s Green / Sustainability Financing Framework

Social Loans

Loan proceeds made available exclusively to finance specific eligible “Social Projects” – specified in the Company’s Social / Sustainability Financing Framework

Sustainability-Linked Loans (“SLLs”)

General corporate purpose loans linked to the Sustainability Performance Target (“SPT”) – a quantifiable ESG-related KPI, of the Borrower

(1) Green/ ESG Bonds are provided by SMBC Nikko

As one of Founding Partners of the Singapore Green Finance Centre (SGFC), SMBC seeks to support SGFC’s multi-disciplinary research and training to enable financial institutions, corporates and policymakers to:

  • better manage environmental risks,
  • develop financial solutions to promote environmental sustainability, and
  • design policies for a sustainable future.

The institute will develop green finance capabilities to serve the growing needs of Singapore and the rest of Asia Pacific.