Mizuho receives Gold Award for ESG Finance projects

February 24, 2021

Tokyo, 24 February 2021: We are delighted to announce that today, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (President & CEO: Tatsufumi Sakai) received the highest award, the Minister of the Environment’s Gold Award, in the Indirect Finance (General) Category of the Japan Ministry of the Environment’s 2nd ESG Finance Awards Japan, an awards program promoting the adoption and expansion of ESG finance.

In addition, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Koichi Iida) received the Bronze Award in the Financial Services (Securities) Category.

Japan’s Ministry of the Environment established the awards to evaluate and recognise investors and financial institutions proactively engaging in ESG finance and green projects, thereby producing outstanding positive impacts for the environment and society.

Corporate initiatives integrating environmental opportunities and risks into corporate strategy as a means to improve corporate value and thereby producing positive impacts for both corporate value and the environment was also recognised.

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