Japan, stewardship code, Abenomics

11 June, 2018

Japan’s wave of governance reform is welcomed, and isn’t over yet

The end game is a shared one between companies and investors—preserving and enhancing long-term corporate value, benefiting society as a whole and contributing to sustainable economic growth. [pu...
Tokyo

19 February, 2018

Integrated reporting the focus for ICGN-IIRC gathering

Companies must go further than historical financial performance and look to “integrated reporting” as a means to help investors fully understand risks and opportunities, according to the chief exe...

13 November, 2017

ESG low priority for more than half of Japanese companies, survey shows

A survey of Japanese companies has found that more than half, 58%, have no interest in joining an index that measures performance on environmental, social or governance (ESG) metrics. The news come...
Tokyo, Japan, Japan's boards

21 July, 2017

Poll shows Japanese boards hesitate to increase shareholder returns

Less than one-third of Japanese boards are planning to increase shareholder returns this year, although their cash balances are at record highs, according to a new poll from Reuters. This comes at ...
Japan, GPIF, ESG, investment, Tokyo stock exchange

14 July, 2017

World’s largest pension fund GPIF to allocate more to ESG

The Government Pension Invest Fund of Japan (GPIF), the world's largest pension fund, is set to significantly increase its ESG holdings. The fund currently has 3% of its $1.3trn in assets allocated...
Japan stock exchange, Japanese investors

6 June, 2017

Japan’s investors prepare to report on voting practices

Investors in Japan are preparing to disclose how they vote at company AGMs in a significant development for the country's corporate governance.