Mizuho joins the International Capital Market Association’s (ICMA) Advisory Council of the Principles Executive Committee

March 18, 2024

London, 18 March 2024: Mizuho is proud to have been selected to join the International Capital Market Association’s (ICMA) Advisory Council of the Executive Committee for the Green Bond Principles, the Social Bond Principles, the Sustainability Bond Guidelines and the Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles (together referred to as “the Principles”).

The role of the Advisory Council is to advise the Executive Committee of the Principles, to increase its market awareness and outreach, and to enable further engagement with specific membership categories and observers. Mizuho’s nominated representatives for the Council will be Osamu Morishita (Head of Sustainability Promotion Department, Japan) and Celia Price (Vice President, Sustainable Finance Solutions, EMEA).

Speaking of Mizuho’s one year term selection to the Advisory Council, Osamu Morishita commented, “Mizuho plays a leading role in supporting the energy transition, facilitating our clients’ journey towards net zero through sustainable finance, and we are proud to be one of the foremost underwriters in the global sustainable bond markets.” He summarised “We are pleased to be able to bring our insights, views and expertise to ICMA’s Advisory Council, particularly in a year in which the Council is focussing on Asia.”

Celia Price commented: “We are delighted to have been selected to join the Advisory Council this year, furthering our longstanding relationship with ICMA. Mizuho is committed to supporting the development of the sustainable finance space, in line with our own target of enabling JPY100 trillion in sustainable finance by FY2030.”



About Mizuho EMEA

Mizuho EMEA provides corporates and institutions in the region with unparalleled access and expertise in Japan and Asia, and supports clients with their corporate and investment banking, and asset management needs. Headquartered in London and with a presence in 16 countries throughout the region, our client base includes leading corporations, financial institutions and state owned entities. We are a strategic financial partner with a focused objective of helping our clients to connect, succeed and grow. Mizuho’s presence in EMEA is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services through its subsidiaries. The group has over 900 offices and 60,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. As of 31 March 2022, its total assets were US$2 trillion.

Learn more about Mizuho in EMEA: www.mizuhoemea.com For further information, contact: Anna

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