Mizuho Financial Group

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in Japan

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19 May 2020

Japan: Companies reported to begin accepting "partnership certificates" for same-sex couples to provide spousal & familial benefits

Author: Kyodo News

"Japan companies to accept same-sex partnership certificates by NGO", 25 April 2020...

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17 April 2020

Report finds continued increase in fossil fuel financing by major banks despite calls for climate action

In March 2020, a group of NGOs led by Rainforest Action Network published the Banking on Climate Change 2020 report. The report finds that 35 private-sector banks have provided USD $2.7 trillion for fossil fuel projects in the four years since the...

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Company response
15 April 2020

Mizuho's response

Author: Mizuho

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. strengthened its environmental and climate change initiatives and decided not to provide financing to construction of coal-fired power plants. We will continue our effort in promoting action to address climate change and...

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21 January 2020
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26 November 2019

BankTrack Human Rights Benchmark 2019 shows 4 out of 5 banks are failing on human rights

Published on 26 November 2019, the third iteration of BankTrack's Human Rights Benchmark assesses 50 of the largest global banks on their progress towards implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). It finds that nearly...

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Company response
10 June 2019

Response by Mizuho

Author: Mizuho

Mizuho has already been focusing on responsible investing and financing. Mizuho Bank, Ltd. adopted the Equator Principles as the first Asian bank in 2003, and Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. established the Policies on Specific Industrial Sectors in 2018,...

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31 May 2019

Report alleges major banks contribute to climate change through increased funding of fossil fuels

In May 2019, a group of NGOs led by Rainforest Action Network published research findings that suggest some of the biggest banks around the world are financing fossil fuels more than ever before. Since the Paris Agreement took effect in 2016, 33 of the...

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2 September 2018

Commentary: Banks' coal policies ineffective; Standard Chartered can lead peers by committing to renewable-energy projects

Author: Julien Vincent, Asia Times

"The power of finance to slow new coal plants", 29 August 2018...

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7 July 2018

Japan: Environmental NGOs respond to statement by Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group CEO on restricting coal-fired power financing

Author: 350.org Japan, FOE Japan, Greenpeace Japan & Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society

In the global petition led by 350.org Japan and supporting groups, the three financial major groups including SMFG are requested to:...

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7 July 2018

Japan: NGOs urge Japanese mega-banks to stop funding coal projects, banks respond

Four Japanese environmental organisations, 350.org Japan, FOE Japan, Greenpeace Japan, and the Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society, urged the three Japanese mega-banks (Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Mitusbishi UFJ Financial Group...

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