Mizuho's initiatives related to Sustainable finance

Mizuho's initiatives

Mizuho Securities has been promoting proactive initiatives as a financial institution to contribute to achieving a sustainable development of society and <Mizuho> and established the Sustainable Finance Office in 2019 to reinforce its structure to support clients for issuing sustainable bonds.

Initiative toward reinforcing structure

  • 2017: Established the Sustainable Finance Desk
  • 2018: Signed an partnership agreement with Climate Bonds Initiative, an international organization managing a climate bond certification scheme
  • 2019: Established the Sustainable Finance Office

Mizuho Securities has been supporting various customers to issue sustainable bonds including the first green bond project made under the Ministry of Environment's pilot program for creating green bond issuance models in 2017.

Initiative toward market expansion

Co–sponsored a Seminar titled "Social Infrastructure and SDGs"

Mizuho Bank and Mizuho Securities co–hosted a seminar titled "Social infrastructure and SDGs – "Connecting" value created by social finance" with Bloomberg.
This seminar was held for discussing the role of social infrastructure and finance to achieve the SDGs.

Co–sponsored a forum titled "Open the way to the future through the SDGs – a new social model changes the future, a new financial model creates the future"

The year 2019 is expected to be a year of raising a profile of the SDGs through government initiatives and media coverages as it has passed 4 years since the SDGs were adopted by the United Nations and Japan will host G20 Summit this year.
Prior to the event, on March 19, 2019, a forum titled "Open the way to the future through the SDGs – a new social model changes the future, a new financial model creates the future" was held, hosted by the Asahi Shimbun Media Business Division and co–sponsored by Mizuho Financial Group.
The purpose of the forum was to discuss how society, corporations and individuals can contribute to achieving the SDGs from the perspective of transportation infrastructure and finance.

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