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ESG Talk

The Japan Times publisher Minako Suematsu interviews business leaders who are active proponents of ESG investing and practices in Japan.

Rohto invests in the health of individuals and society

Tomoko Kaichi
Contributing writer

Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., which was founded 122 years ago and holds the largest share in the Japanese market of over-the-counter...

CLOMA group aims to eliminate marine plastic waste

Tomoko Kaichi
Contributing writer

The Japan Clean Ocean Material Alliance, also known as CLOMA, an industry group promoting efforts to reduce marine plastic waste,...

LDP seeks Japanese voice in formulating ESG rules

Tomoko Kaichi
Contributing writer

The Treasury and Finance Division of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party has made recommendations to promote investment and loans that...

For NRI Group, ESG awareness starts with whole staff

Tomoko Kaichi
Contributing writer

In 2019, Nomura Research Institute Ltd. formulated a medium-term business plan through fiscal 2022, pledging to promote “sustainability management policy”...

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NTT Communications tech cuts load on environment

Tomoko Kaichi
Contributing writer

The spread of the new coronavirus created an opportunity to accelerate digital transformation and rethink workplaces and work styles. The...

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Rivals become partners tackling environmental issues

Tomoko Kaichi
Contributing writer

Kao, a major Japanese maker of home products and cosmetics, announced its medium-term business plan at the end of 2020....

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Climate policy and SDGs inseparable: expert Takeuchi

Tomoko Kaichi
Contributing writer

Japan has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality, which obliges the country to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero,...

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Molten’s DIY balls aim to close global education gap

Tomoko Kaichi
Contributing writer

Molten Corp., a company in Hiroshima that manufactures balls used by professional sports leagues around the world and in the...

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ESG investing gains ever more momentum in Japan

Tomoko Kaichi
Contributing writer

While working for the Ministry of Finance, Hideki Takada launched the Green Finance Network Japan in September 2018. Starting with...

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Founding spirit drives Suntory’s environmental efforts

Tomoko Kaichi
Contributing writer

Under its corporate mission, “To Create Harmony with People and Nature,” the Suntory Group has worked to address issues facing...

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Exploring Japanese companies from ESG perspective

Tomoko Kaichi
contributing writer

In this first ESG Talk, Japan Times publisher Minako Suematsu interviews Nissay Asset Management Corp. President and Chief Executive Officer...

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