Investment in the world's first "Sports Bond" issued by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI)


Contributing to the development of sports through support for athlete education and expansion of facilities

Tegucigalpa, May 26 de 2023.- Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration  announce that Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance has invested in the world's first "Sports Bond" issued by CABEI, with the aim of supporting the development of sports through athlete education and the expansion of facilities, by purchasing the entire issue amount of the AUD 100 million (approximately 9.1 billion yen) of the Bond. Barclays Securities Japan Limited acted as the sole arranger of the issuance.

CABEI was established in 1960 as the multilateral development bank of the Central American region and currently has 15 member countries. CABEI’s mission under its 2020-2024 Institutional Strategy is to promote economic integration and balanced economic and social development of the Central American region, and as part of this mission, it also focuses on the promotion of education and sports in its member countries.

The funds raised by the Bond will be utilized for athlete education and the construction of sports facilities benefiting 422 educational centers to develop the sporting talents of children and young people, with an estimated 130,701 beneficiary students; in addition, as well as promote the health of people and stimulate the economy through sports.

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance has focused on the power of sports to “energize people," "bring people together," and "unite people," and has been involved in various sports support activities in collaboration with the Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance J-League, the Japan Ladies Professional Golf Association, and other organizations.

By investing in this bond, we will financially support CABEI's efforts to promote people's health through sports.

Based on our management philosophy of "Reliable Peace of Mind, Forever", we are promoting the creation of social value through ESG investment and financing through the resolution of global environmental and social issues and regional contributions such as the revitalization of domestic regional economies. doing. We will continue to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society as a responsible institutional investor.

Summary terms of the Bond


Central American Bank for Economic Integration


Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company


Australian Dollar

Issue amount

100 Million Dollar

Issue date

26 May 2023


26 May 2038

Corresponding SDGs objectives







CABEI's Project Examples 

Project to improve sports facilities in El Salvador:

The resources will be destined to the remodeling, construction, rehabilitation, and furnishing of  sports venues, thus supporting and stimulating the individual and collective practice of sports for the prevention of violence, the increase of health, the professionalization of the athletes, and the recreation of the inhabitants of the benefited areas.

Saturnino Bengoa Ball Park Renovation Project:

As part of this project, the Saturnino Bengoa Ball Park, the venue for the Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador 2023, an multi-sports regional   tournament to be held in El Salvador from June 23 to July 8, 2023. The renovation of the Saturnino Bengoa Ball Park is underway.