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The government on Tuesday held the first global summit to encourage corporate disclosures on climate change, and called on investors to forge a virtuous cycle between the environment and growth.

The 2015 Paris agreement, a global pact agreed on by nearly 200 countries to fight potentially devastating climate change, has spawned a boom in responsible investments to realize a sustainable society, trade minister Isshu Sugawara said in a keynote speech at the Tokyo summit convened by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, or TCFD.

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