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.

<Program>
Introduction of seminar concept
Mr.Yasunobu Katsuki
Senior SDGs Analyst,Corporate Finance Dept.,Products Business Division,
Global Investment Banking Division,Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

Keynote speech 1
"Expressway and social finance"
Mr.Yuta Goto
Manager,Finance Management Section,Accounting & Finance Department,General Affairs & Accounting Division,East Nippon Expressway Company Limited

Keynote speech 2
"Dawn of a new investment culture – What's the money for?"
Mr.Akira Ishiwata
Head of Credit Rating Planning and Research Division
Rating and Investment Information, Inc.

Keynote speech 3
"Trends of the ESG finance – Challenging opportunities for the next generation finance"
Mr.Tomoaki Oikawa
General Manager,Syndicated Finance Structuring Department No.1,Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Panel discussion

Moderator

Ms.Sachie Ii
Head of Sustainable Finance Office,Corporate Finance Dept.,Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

Panelists

Mr.Yuta Goto
Manager,Finance Management Section,Accounting & Finance Department,General
Affairs & Accounting Division,East Nippon Expressway Company Limited
Ms.Yoshiko Nishimura
Senior General Manager,SDGs Promotion Office
Mr.Kiyoshi Yuda
Manager of Investment Planning & Research Sect.,Investment Planning Dept.
Mr.Takeshi Usami
Senior Analyst,ESG Dept. Credit Rating Planning and Research Division,Rating and Investment Information, Inc.

  Ms.Sachie Ii Sustainable Finance Office Corporate Finance Dept. Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
  Ms. Sachie Ii
  Sustainable Finance Office
  Corporate Finance Dept.
  Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

  Mr.Yasunobu Katsuki Corporate Finance Dept. Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
  Mr. Yasunobu Katsuki
  Corporate Finance Dept.
  Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

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.

State of forum
State of forum

Mr. Yasuto Hamanishi Senior Managing Executive Officer Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
Mr. Yasuto Hamanishi
Senior Managing Executive Officer
Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

Mr.Yasunobu Katsuki Products Business Division Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
Mr. Yasunobu Katsuki
Products Business Division
Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

<Program>
Keynote speech 1
"Change yourself through SDGs, which will change your future"
Mr. Masahiro Kawatei
GROUP PR & IR DIVISION,ASSOCIATE MANAGER,Hakuhodo DY Holdings Inc.

Keynote speech 2
"Contributing to the SDGs through transportation network development"
Mr.Takashi Kitamura
President,Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency

Keynote speech 3
"Finance for achieving Japan's SDGs initiatives and Mizuho's roles"
Mr. Yasuto Hamanishi
Senior Managing Executive Officer,Head of Global Investment Banking,Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

Panel discussion
"Financial market's duties to achieve the SDGs"

Moderator

Mr.Yasunobu Katsuki
Senior Primary Analyst,Products
Business Division,Global Investment
Banking Division

Panelists

Mr.Hiroshi Nishikawa
Executive Director,Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency
Mr.Hiroaki Hayashi
Managing Director,FUKOKU CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC.
Mr.Yoshinobu Shimazaki
General Manager of Public Relations Office and Corporate Social
Responsibility Office,General Planning Dept.,THE SHIGA BANK,LTD.
Mr.Tomoaki Oikawa
General Manager,Syndicated Finance Structuring Department No.1,Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

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