ESG requires long-term view

Business | ESG Consortium Special Dec 31, 2017

ESG requires long-term view

by Michiyo Morisawa

Responsible investment, known as ESG investment, requires a long-term view and is based on companies' efforts on environmental, social and corporate governance, as well as financial information. ESG information is called non-financial information, but can be looked at as future financial information since it ...

Growing interest in ESG

Business | ESG Consortium Special Dec 31, 2017

Growing interest in ESG

by Takatoshi Kato

It's not too much to say that the growing interest in investment taking into consideration environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors among firms is an inevitable by-product of the progress of the economy's globalization. Aspects of such globalization, including the rising influence of emerging market ...

Lasting, sustainable growth

Business | ESG Consortium Special Dec 31, 2017

Lasting, sustainable growth

by Naonori Kimura

In the first half of the 1990s — an era of continuous growth — the basis of corporate activities lay in making continuous improvements day by day and creating advanced innovation, while strengthening productivity over the long term. Today, however, we see drastic changes in ...

ESG investing for innovation

Business | ESG Consortium Special Dec 31, 2017

ESG investing for innovation

by Peter David Pedersen

I imagine most people know about the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals and, possibly, ESG investment. From working as a strategic advisor on corporate sustainability in Japan since the mid-1990s, I feel these two concepts represent major drivers of innovation for businesses across the world. ESG ...