As a major financial institution with a global footprint, Mizuho recognizes its responsibility to help tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

From climate risk to human rights, biodiversity to data security, we partner with stakeholders to identify and integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into strategy, financial solutions, and operations. We’re leveraging our financial expertise to help navigate the transition to a more sustainable economy, looking at how our business can contribute to resilient communities and responsible industry. By integrating sustainability across our businesses, we help our clients adapt and thrive in a shifting marketplace and fast changing economy.

Our Commitment

We recognize that our business and operations impact our planet, economy, and society, and have made sustainability a core component of our business and client offerings.

Jerry Rizzieri

Jerry Rizzieri

President and CEO, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, and Head of CIB, Mizuho Americas

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Sustainability is an integral part of our strategy. From our operations, products, and services to the way we engage with clients, we are committed to providing solutions that advance the low-carbon transition, promote inclusive growth, and lessen environmental impact.

Advancing sustainability and transparency

Transparency is foundational to all aspects of sustainability. Mizuho reports regularly on our fundamental approach and strategy, the quantitative and qualitative results of our initiatives, and our progress towards achieving our targets. Mizuho’s sustainability initiatives have received outstanding evaluations and recognition, and the firm is included in numerous social responsibility investment indices both inside and outside Japan.

Our sustainability goals include:

  • Extend JPY100 trillion in sustainable financing, of which JPY50 trillion is environmental finance, by FY2030
  • Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions group wide:
    • Carbon neutral by FY2030 (Scopes 1 and 2)
    • Established medium-term sector-specific reduction targets for emissions in accordance with NZBA (Scope 3)
    • Net-zero GHG from our finance portfolio by FY2050 (Scope 3)
  • Reduce our FY2019 outstanding credit balance for coal-fired power generation facilities by 50% by FY2030, and to zero by FY2040
  • Reinforce our robust ESG policy framework and climate change risk management
  • Support our clients’ transition toward 2030


Learn more about our global sustainability initiatives and policy framework >

Voluntary Carbon Market Disclosure Act >

Sustainable Finance

Sustainable finance is a core offering, driven by our dedicated sustainable finance team. We leverage our top-tier capital markets franchise to provide structuring and advisory expertise that aligns key performance indicators with clients’ ESG, operational, and financial objectives, and work with each client to develop bespoke and innovative solutions.

People and Community

We bring together industry expertise and diverse perspectives, making for a refreshingly respectful and responsive group of people who care about their clients, colleagues, and community. Together, we help to ensure businesses grow, economies thrive, and that communities are cared for.

Explore some of the ways we give our time, talent and funding to help create a more sustainable world.

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