Beginning in January, The Japan Times will launch two new consortiums in a bid to promote the dissemination of English information on a pair of emerging fields. These are the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Consortium and the Satoyama Consortium. These consortiums aim to help companies and organizations promote their activities through articles, symposiums and other means.
The ESG Consortium aims to promote the efforts of Japanese companies on ESG issues. Today’s investors are taking a strong interest not only in the sales volume and profits of companies, but also in their commitments to ESG affairs. While investors are interested in these areas, there is a shortage of ESG information from Japanese firms.
To better introduce the concept, we present the opinions of experts in this area on this web page.
For those who are interested in the other one, which is the Satoyama Consortium, please visit japantimes.co.jp/consortium/satoyama/special/.