Category Archives for Japan

INVESTMENT IN THE ABYSS – WHAT WILL FINANCIAL FLOWS INTO DEEP SEA MINING BRING?

INVESTMENT IN THE ABYSS – WHAT WILL FINANCIAL FLOWS INTO DEEP SEA MINING BRING?

High seas beyond the jurisdiction of any country are considered a common estate for all humans, and resources derived from the high seas shall be utilized for the good of mankind as a whole. That…
UNCOVERING THE DARKNESS OF MEGA BANK – COAL-FIRED POWER GENERATION MONEY FLOW THAT EXACERBATES THE CLIMATE CRISIS

UNCOVERING THE DARKNESS OF MEGA BANK – COAL-FIRED POWER GENERATION MONEY FLOW THAT EXACERBATES THE CLIMATE CRISIS

Our deposits are being used in the Cirebon coal-fired power generation project in West Java, Indonesia, which exacerbates climate change and the community’s livelihoods. “Where are you going, my money? -The flow of money around…
RACE TO THE TOP CONTINUES AMONG THE JAPANESE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

RACE TO THE TOP CONTINUES AMONG THE JAPANESE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Moka Yamagata of Fair Finance Guide Japan discusses the new assessment scores and shows the clear success of the “race to the top” approach of the Fair Finance Guide in Japan with greater engagement with…
NORINCHUKIN BANK AND DAI-ICHI LIFE RANK TOP FOR ESG POLICY TWO YEARS IN A ROW ACCORDING TO NGOS

NORINCHUKIN BANK AND DAI-ICHI LIFE RANK TOP FOR ESG POLICY TWO YEARS IN A ROW ACCORDING TO NGOS

Japan – The latest set of scores was released by Fair Finance Guide Japan, a coalition of Japanese NGOs that shed light on the investment and lending policies of major financial institutions. Norinchukin Bank and…
JAPANESE INVESTORS OFTEN NOT DISCLOSING FOREIGN SHAREHOLDER VOTING RESULTS

JAPANESE INVESTORS OFTEN NOT DISCLOSING FOREIGN SHAREHOLDER VOTING RESULTS

In recent years, environmental, social and governance (ESG) related shareholder resolutions have been increasing at the Annual General Meetings (AGM) of companies. At the AGMs of companies, shareholders have the opportunity to raise questions and use their…
JAPANESE BANKS ENABLE PALM OIL BUSINESSES TO DESTROY INDONESIA’S NATIONAL PARK AND NEGLECT THE RIGHTS OF ITS INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS

JAPANESE BANKS ENABLE PALM OIL BUSINESSES TO DESTROY INDONESIA’S NATIONAL PARK AND NEGLECT THE RIGHTS OF ITS INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS

Located almost at the center of the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, Tesso Nilo National Park is an important habitat for iconic Sumatran wildlife like the Sumatran elephants and Sumatran tigers. It is said to have…
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS NEED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY IN ENSURING DUE DILIGENCE IN EXTRACTIVE SECTOR

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS NEED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY IN ENSURING DUE DILIGENCE IN EXTRACTIVE SECTOR

In this study, Fair Finance Guide Japan underscores the situation in two mines (a nickel mine in the Philippines and a copper mine in Chile), both producing minerals needed for a low-carbon energy transition, and…
UNCOVERING THE DARKNESS OF MEGA BANK – PALM OIL HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS HIDDEN IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

UNCOVERING THE DARKNESS OF MEGA BANK – PALM OIL HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS HIDDEN IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Indonesian palm oil plantations reported human rights abuses, including child labor. However, Japan’s Mega Bank continues to lend to the farm’s parent company. “Where are you going, my money? -The flow of money around the…
JAPAN INSURANCE GUIDE

JAPAN INSURANCE GUIDE

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PRESS RELEASE: NORINCHUKIN BANK AND DAI-ICHI LIFE RANKS TOP ACCORDING TO NGOS

PRESS RELEASE: NORINCHUKIN BANK AND DAI-ICHI LIFE RANKS TOP ACCORDING TO NGOS

Key Highlights from the 2020 Policy Assessments on Sustainable Finance for Banks in Japan Using the Fair Finance Guide Methodology Norinchukin Bank and Dai-ichi Life are among the top scoring financial institutions, according to a…