Mizuho Bank adopted the Equator Principles as an initiative for responsible investment and financing. Equator Principles is a risk management framework adopted voluntarily by financial institutions to determine, assess, and manage the environmental and social risks associated with financing of large scale development projects.
Mizuho Bank (former Mizuho Corporate Bank) was the first Asian bank to adopt the Equator Principles in 2003, and also became the first Asian bank to chair EP Association (May 2014 – May 2015).
We have actively engaged with the Equator Principles initiative as a member of Equator Principles Association's Steering Committee, which consists of 10 international financial institutions. Mizuho Bank has held the role of Asia Oceania Regional Representative from October 2017 to November 2021.
We deem ourselves socially responsible of our investment and financing. Therefore, by undertaking environmental and social due diligence in accordance with the Equator Principles, we believe that we could share the knowledge and risk management on environment and social impacts to our clients, and "flow of funds" will toward to the environmentally and socially responsible projects.