Govt compiles guidelines for ESG investments – The Japan News

The government will soon release new guidelines it has compiled to attract ESG (environmental, social and governance) investments from overseas.In ESG investments, investors choose companies based on factors such as the company tackling or having a good record on environmental and social issues, such as efforts to cut carbon dioxide emissions, and corporate governance.The guidelines,…

Japanese Prime Minister Promises Corporate Governance Progress

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to push for further improvements in corporate governance. In a speech on September 29, 2015, he made a commitment to new targets for expanding the economy by 20 percent and making governance changes a top priority, including more transparent selection of CEOs and board members and unwinding the traditional…