Japan policy

Japan's government and financial regulators seek to better enable its financial sector to contribute toward global sustainability goals. The PRI Japan policy team engages with policy makers to ensure that upcoming policies increasingly position Japan as a leader in sustainable finance.

As the world’s third largest economy, Japan’s government and financial regulators have taken significant steps to better enable its financial sector to contribute toward global sustainability goals. The PRI Japan policy team works with and alongside signatories to engage with policy makers to ensure that upcoming policies increasingly position Japan as a leader in sustainable finance Although Japanese investors are increasingly attuned to sustainability issues, investors also face a lack of tools, information, and guidance as they seek to turn awareness into action. To help support signatories realise their responsible investment objectives, the PRI Japan policy team will focus its support for further reforms on the following themes: investor duties to consider sustainability risks and impacts, ESG disclosure, and stewardship.

A Legal Framework for Impact: Policy insights from a legal analysis of Japan

2022-03-01T10:31:00+00:00

PRIは、2019年11月よりThe Generation Foundation が支援する「A Legal Framework for Impact」プロジェクトの一環として、UNEP FIと協働しながら11の国/地域における既存の法的枠組みを調査し、投資家

Key publications

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Private retirement systems and sustainability: Japan

An analysis of the $2,854bn private retirement system in Japan and how policy and structural characteristics affect sustainability.

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Delivering net zero emissions in Japan

[Region: Japan] This briefing sets out key policy priorities to set Japan on a pathway to achieve a net zero emissions economy; and to do so in a way that is economically, politically and technologically achievable and ultimately beneficial. It is based on research from PRI’s Inevitable Policy Response project.

Fiduciary duty in the 21st century

Fiduciary duty in the 21st century: Japan roadmap

As a step towards implementing Fiduciary duty in the 21st century’s recommendations, the Japan roadmap sets out recommendations in five categories: stewardship and engagement, corporate governance, ESG disclosure and guidance for pension schemes, corporate disclosure and asset owner leadership.

Sustainable finance

Sustainable finance policy briefing

[Region: Japan] This briefing presents an overview of Japan’s sustainable finance policy framework, as well as recommendations on further policy reforms on a national sustainable finance strategy, stewardship and corporate governance, ESG and climate disclosures, and asset owner regulations.

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