Mizuho Financial Group

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in Japan

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24 April 2018

Global funding for extreme fossil fuels increased by 11% in 2017, new report finds

[Includes responses by BNP Parbias, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Canda, Morgan Stanley & Toronto-Dominion Bank]

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24 January 2018

BankTrack paper explores responsibilities of banks allegedly contributing to human rights violations through finance

In this briefing paper, BankTrack examines whether private sector banks may have contributed to adverse human rights impacts through their provision of finance. The paper explores eight cases of human rights abuses and the relationship and...

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23 January 2018
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Un informe de la Red de vigilancia a la Banca, BankTrack, denominado “De qué modo contribuye la banca a los abusos de derechos humanos” (en inglés), se menciona la financiación que diversos bancos han efectuado a empresas en distintos países. El...

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15 January 2018

Mizuho Bank response re Drummond & paramilitary violence in Colombia & Dakota Access Pipeline

Author: Mizuho Bank

(1) Providing loans to US coal company Drummond: We cannot comment on an individual client due to our confidentiality policy. However, we have shared your concerns with relevant departments/offices....

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31 July 2017

Indonesia/Japan/South Korea: Embarrassment for Japanese Government bank as court rules coal plant’s permit illegal

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29 June 2017

Top global banks lend billions to extract fossil fuels

Author: Fiona Harvey, The Guardian (UK)

Some of the world's top banks are continuing to lend tens of billions for extracting the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels, according to a report of top lenders [by Rainforest Action Network, Banktrack, Sierra Club, Oilchange International.]...The...

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31 May 2017

Banks loan billions to oil firms allegedly exporting low-grade fuel high in pollutants, says briefing

A new BankTrack briefing raises questions about how banks are conducting human rights due diligence. In response to research by Swiss NGO Public Eye accusing Switzerland-based oil trading companies of selling blends of low-grade fuel high in...

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12 May 2017

Mizuho response re: Dakota Access Pipeline

Author: Mizuho Americas

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre was referred to the statement by Mizuho Americas, updated on 2 Feburary 2017:]...

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10 May 2017

USA: Environmental NGOs criticise banks' funding of Dakota Access Pipeline, concerned about pollution, indigenous rights

Through the controversy over the Dakota Access Pipeline, NGOs have questioned the role of banks in financing the pipeline's construction and the companies developing it.  In February 2016, after the US Government issued final permits for the pipeline...

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1 May 2017

Mizuho response [in Japanese]

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