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 projects such as oil and gas development, power plants etc.
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 remain actively engaged with the Equator Principles initiative as a member of Equator Principles Association's Steering Committee, which consists of 10 international financial institutions. Currently Mizuho Bank holds the role of Asia Oceania Regional Representative.
We deem ourselves socially responsible of our investment and financing. Therefore, by undertaking 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.