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“Blue Peril”

“Blue Peril”

This video reveals what deep sea mining is and what the peril of it is. To watch the video, click here.
C7 Recommendation Paper (C7 Communique)

C7 Recommendation Paper (C7 Communique)

C7 Summit was held on April 13-14. Risa Endo, a JACSES staff, played a role of a Coordinator of C7 Working Group on Climate and Environmental Justice and took part in the process of organizing…
Policy Assessment 2023: ESG Policy Assessment by CSOs of 7 Major Japanese Banks Reveals that Mizuho Scored the Highest

Policy Assessment 2023: ESG Policy Assessment by CSOs of 7 Major Japanese Banks Reveals that Mizuho Scored the Highest

Mizuho significantly improved their ESG policy in asset management, giving them the top overall score of 4.1, which exceeded last year’s top-ranker Norinchukin Bank, which scored 3.8. Most of the assessed financial institutions still lag…
Policy Assessment 2022: ESG policy Assessments of 7 Major Japanese Banks and 8 Insurance Companies

Policy Assessment 2022: ESG policy Assessments of 7 Major Japanese Banks and 8 Insurance Companies

The latest set of scores was released by Fair Finance Guide Japan, a coalition of Japanese NGOs that shed light on investment and lending policies of major financial institutions. Norinchukin Bank and Dai-ichi Life, which…
The Flow which Exacerbates Climate Change

The Flow which Exacerbates Climate Change

Cirevon coal-fired plant project exacerbates global climate change and deprives livings from local people. Japanese Major Banks have invested in this project. For more, click here.
Human Rights Abuse in the Supply Chain of Palm Oil

Human Rights Abuse in the Supply Chain of Palm Oil

Human rights abuse including child labour in palm oil farm in Indonesia was reported. Japanese Major Banks have invested in a parent company of the farm. For more, click here.
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 transnational flow of…
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…
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 transnational flow of finance…