Abenomics—or “Japan’s Revitalisation Strategy”—is awakening the concept of investor stewardship and focusing the minds of Japan’s corporate elite on how to improve governance standards.
The ICGN-IIRC Tokyo Conference will mark Japan’s governance reforms and focus on creating on long-term value.
Survey reveals that 58% of Japanese companies are yet to see environmental, social and governance as top of their agendas.
A Reuters Corporate Survey reveals that under a third of Japanese boards plan to boost shareholder returns this year, despite record-high cash balances and a major slowdown in share buybacks.
The Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan (GPIF) is to hike environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment allocation from 3% to 10%.
Investment managers in Japan are preparing to take the country’s corporate governance a step further by publishing reports on their voting records.