"The Japanese market is finally moving towards an ESG environment, similar to the mature markets of the US and Europe."
[COMMENTARY] This is good news for ethical investors globally. Historically,Japanese companies have been reticent to disclose much ESG information. This is now changing with Japan’s new corporate stewardship code and especially Japanese institutional investors such as their huge Government Pension Investment Fund demanding ESG data.
The race is on for socially responsible investing in Japan, by Seiji Kawazoe, February 20, 2017, FT Advisor, UK.