London, 13 October 2022: Mizuho International, the London based securities and investment banking arm of Mizuho Financial Group, has joined Sustainable Trading , a non-profit industry association which is dedicated to transforming environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices in the trading industry.
Sustainable Trading brings together financial organisations to devise practical solutions to industry-specific ESG issues, as well as providing a mechanism for self-assessment and benchmarking.
Commenting on joining the association, Asif Godall, Head of Global Markets, EMEA said: “We recognise that we have an important role in the transition to a more sustainable future, for the benefit of our clients and the societies in which we operate. We are delighted to become a member of Sustainable Trading, demonstrating our commitment to integrating ESG factors across our business and taking action to drive change within the financial markets.”
Duncan Higgins, Founder and Director of Sustainable Trading said: “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Mizuho to Sustainable Trading. We look forward to including them in the steering and working groups already in place, helping to define industry standards and accelerate the pace of change for ESG within the trading industry.”
About Mizuho International plc:
Mizuho International plc (Mizuho International) is the London based securities and investment banking arm of the Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. With a primary focus on client based activities, its wide range of services includes sales and trading in both debt and equity securities, the underwriting of new issues and M&A advisory services. Mizuho International is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, and is a member of the London Stock Exchange and LCH.Clearnet Limited.
Mizuho International has a Branch in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (for which the operating name is Mizuho International plc (DIFC Branch)). Mizuho International has a subsidiary, Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH, in Frankfurt, Germany. Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH has a Branch in Madrid, Spain.
About Sustainable Trading
Launched in February 2022, Sustainable Trading is an inclusive membership network driving positive change on environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices within the financial markets trading industry. By fostering collaboration and harnessing industry expertise, we are mobilising the trading industry around a practical approach to ESG, facilitating the creation of a roadmap for long-lasting change that delivers shared goals, shared opportunities and shared values.
To find out more, visit: sustainable-trading.org