Mizuho Financial Group

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in Japan

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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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Company response
7 July 2018

Mizuho Financial Group responded

Author: Mizuho Financial Group

Mizuho Financial Group responded to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, referring it to a statement issued by the company after the NGO statement. The statement is also available in Japanese. 

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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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Company response
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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