ESG / SDGs

By combining companies’ ESG management practices with The Japan Times' ability to communicate in English, we hope to promote dialogue with investors, improve the value of member companies and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

At 2020 Games, NTT made watching events remotely feel live

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Spectators heard many athletes express appreciation in postgame interviews for Japan holding the Olympic and Paralympic Games even before they...

Troubled teens find solace with Saori Okada’s support network

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Saori Okada has been reaching out, day or night, to teenagers in need of mental and emotional support for the...

Kirirom Global Forum examines investment and social impacts

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Kirirom Group, a network of companies in Singapore, Cambodia and Japan that focuses on startup studio business and regional development,...

Champion of Change Japan Award is looking for five good women

Jacob Reed
Contributing writer

Since 2017, the Champion of Change Japan Award (CCJA) has recognized female leaders who work to address the most pressing...

Symposium examines role of finance in path to sustainability

Joe Muntal
Contributing writer

Recent actions by the Japanese government signal a potential tailwind in the transition to a low-carbon economy. In May, Japan’s...

Lawyer Terahara’s Marriage for All Japan fights for you too

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Through the activities of the nonprofit Marriage for All Japan, Makiko Terahara, a lawyer registered in Japan and the U.S.,...

Achieving net zero: Webinar examines targets and troubles

Jacob Reed
Contributing writer

Michiyo Morisawa On May 25, the webinar “Delivering Net Zero Emissions in Japan” was hosted by the PRI (Principles for...

Symposium explores ESG’s role toward a zero-emissions 2050

Joe Muntal
Contributing writer

On May 13, The Japan Times hosted a symposium focused on environmental, social and governance criteria for business operations. Collectively...

Frameworks for addressing deforestation are increasing

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) Japan conducted an online session on April 6 to present its latest reports about...

IMF has a bold climate change plan, but it faces many hurdles

Anthony Rowley
Contributing writer

Climate change, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has warned, is emerging as a “greater threat” than the COVID-19 pandemic, and...

Japan Climate Initiative urges government to halve its emissions by 2030

Japan Climate Initiative released a message titled “Calling for an Ambitious 2030 Target for Japan to Realize the Paris Agreement...

Japan’s decarbonization vision will take work and innovation

Sumiko Takeuchi
visiting professor

Last October, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledged to cut Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Europe has...