Events and publications

Mizuho is disseminating environmental information through various events, lectures, and seminars.

Environmental events

Environmental art contest

Mizuho cosponsors the All–Japan Elementary and Junior High School Students' Environmental Art Contest. This contest is held annually to provide elementary and junior high school students with the opportunity to address the importance of nature and the development of towns where we can live comfortably.

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List of seminars and lectures

List of seminars and lectures on the environment (FY2019)

Mizuho Bank
Date Name of seminar/lecture
Jun 2019 UNEP FI Regional Roundtable Asia Pacific 2019
Nov 2019 Asian Development Bank Institute and ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC) seminar: "Environmental, social, and governance investment: Opportunities and risks for Asia"


Mizuho Information & Research Institute 
Date Name of seminar/lecture
Feb 2020 Demonstration project workshop on systematizing regional independence for biomass energy, "Constructing an energy use model for the post-FIT era"
Feb 2020 A sustainable regional future created through participation by all: pursuing SDGs together
Feb 2020 International symposium on CCUS and hydrogen, "Realizing a carbon neutral society through innovation in climate change countermeasure technology."
Feb 2020 Mizuho Business Innovation Forum

Forum on financial decarbonization targets and their impacts, "What are SBTs for financial institutions and what will they bring about?" 
Jan 2020 Seminar on food loss reduction at large-scale sports events
Dec 2019 to Feb 2020 Seminar on risk assessment of chemical substances through the use of simple measurement methods (detection tubes, real-time monitors). (Total of eight seminars in Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Sendai, Nagoya, and two in both Tokyo and Osaka)
Nov 2019 to Jan 2020 Workshop on the Takara Cycle, "Toward forming regional circular loops" (Three seminars in Akita, Kagoshima, and Shiga)
Oct and Nov 2019 Briefings on local government action plans (Seven briefings in Nagoya, Sapporo, Sendai, Fukuoka, Tokyo, Okayama, and Osaka)
Oct and Nov 2019 SDG leader training for creating a sustainable regional future (Three training sessions in Chiba, Shiga, and Fukuoka)
Sep 2019 to Jan 2020 "Policy dialogue on chemical substances and the environment" (sessions 15 and 16)
Aug 2019 TICAD 7 Japan Fair
Exhibit on Japanese companies active in Africa
Jul 2019 Demonstration project workshop on systematizing regional independence for biomass energy, "Becoming a business that is not reliant on the FIT system", held at the Biomass Energy Technology and Commercialization and Management Seminar in Tohoku
Jun 2019 to Feb 2020 Practical course for chemSHERPA workers (FY2019) 1 through 9

Jan 2020

Dec 2019

Oct 2019

Aug 2019

Jun 2019

GHG Solutions seminars
  • 94: COP25 results and the future
  • 93: Latest corporate trends overseas concerning 1.5℃ and renewable energy
  • 92: Contributing to reductions in the value chain
  • 91: The present status and future of the marine plastic waste problem
  • 90: The leading edge of SBT and renewable energy power procurement


List of seminars and lectures on the environment (FY2018)

Mizuho Bank 
Date Name of seminar/lecture
Dec 2018 Dialogue between Otoritas Jasa Keuangan and The Jakarta Japan Club Financial Service Group
Nov 2018 Sustainable finance seminar for The Association of Banks in Cambodia visiting Japan
May 2018 Global Green Finance Leadership Program forum held by The Center for Finance and Development of Tsinghua University


Mizuho Information & Research Institute
Date Name of seminar/lecture
Feb 2019 International Symposium on Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) for a Low-Carbon Society
Feb 2019 Workshop on new trends in life cycle assessment policies: the European environmental footprint and Global LCA Data Access (GLAD) framework and use of an environmental labeling system
Nov 2018 Tokyo AI-SHIPS International Symposium, "The front line of development of in silico toxicity prediction system"
Sep 2018 14th Policy Discussion on Chemical Substances and the Environment
Jun 2018 First Corporate Forum on the Two Degrees Celsius Target

Feb 2019

Jan 2019

Aug 2018

Mizuho Business Innovation Forum
  • Toward a first step to respond to the TCFD Recommendations: TCFD guidance - A consideration of recent developments by Japanese and non-Japanese companies, and the approach of Japanese companies
  • International cooperation toward achieving the Paris Agreement targets, exploring co-innovation
  • The expanding market for green bonds and social bonds: A new flow of capital for a low-carbon society and the sustainable development goals (SDGs)
Feb and Mar 2019 Gas Business Research Meeting: 31st and 32nd regular sessions

Jan 2019

Dec 2018

Nov 2018

Sep 2018

Jul 2018

Apr 2018

GHG Solutions seminars
  • 89: Results of COP24 and next steps
  • 88: The status of the ocean plastic waste problem and plastic resource recycling
  • 87: The U.S. Trump Administration's midterm election result and future outlook
  • 86: Advances in renewable energy procurement in China and other Asian countries
  • 85: How to interpret and how to react to the TCFD final report, a scenario analysis
  • 84: Non-fossil certificates, enabling CDP reporting
Dec 2018 to Mar 2019 Seminar: "How to conduct labor safety and health education at the work site using chemical substance risk assessments and GHS labeling" (Total 12 seminars in Tokyo, Kita-Kyushu, Yokohama, Sendai, Hokkaido, Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka)
Oct 2018 to Feb 2019 Chemical Substance Management Seminar Caravan 2018
(Total of eight locations, including Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya)
Nov 2018
Oct 18, 2018
"Takara no Wa" workshop: Toward creating local circular economies (two workshops in Mie and Tottori Prefectures)
May 2018 to Feb 2019 Practical course for chemSHERPA workers (FY2017) sessions 1 to 10


List of seminars and lectures on the environment (FY2017)

Mizuho Bank
Date Name of seminar/lecture
Dec 2017 UNEP FI Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Finance in Asia Pacific
Oct 2017 54th Annual Meeting of Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International
Sep 2017 Chiba University of Commerce open symposium: "CSR in project finance: Case studies of the Equator Principles from the view of environmental and social impact consideration"


Mizuho Information & Research Institute
Date Name of seminar/lecture
Mar 2018 Workshop: Latest trends in international frameworks for multi-criteria (multiple environmental impact domain) assessments employing LCA
Mar 2018 Seminar to promote creation of Green Climate Fund (GCF) projects
Jun 2017 to Feb 2018 Practical course for chemSHERPA workers (FY2017) sessions 1 to 9
Jan and Feb 2018 Gas Business Research Meeting: 29th and 30th regular sessions
Nov 2017 to Feb 2018 First Chemical Substance Risk Assessment Seminar (Basic Course)
Total of eight sessions (two sessions in Tokyo, two in Osaka, and one each in Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sendai, and Hiroshima)
Dec 2017 to Feb 2018 Basics of risk assessment based on the Revised Labor Safety and Health Law and a "How to" approach to workplace safety and health using GHS labels (introductory course for supervisors of chemical substances).
Total of twelve sessions (two sessions in Tokyo, two in Osaka, two in Nagoya, and one each in Kita-Kyushu, Niigata, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Okayama, and Sendai)
Nov 2017 and Feb 2018 Towards the realization of a sustainable biomass energy business.
Total of two times (in Okayama and Sapporo)
Aug 2017 and Jan 2018 Policy Discussion on Chemical Substances and the Environment: 12th and 13th sessions
May, Jun, Sep, and Dec 2017

GHG Solutions seminars

  • 83: Results of COP23 and next steps
  • 82: Renewable energy procurement strategy of global corporations
  • 81: Making J–Credits the instrument for renewable energy
  • 80: Current state of the climate and energy policies of the Trump administration and future prospects
Nov and Dec 2017 Chemical Substance Management Seminar Caravan 2017. 
Total of three times (Osaka, Tokyo, and Nagoya)
Aug and Sep 2017 Science Based Target (SBT) Preparation Seminar (Tokyo and Osaka) and Supply Chain (SC) Emissions Computation Seminar (Tokyo, Osaka)


Information on events and seminars held by Mizuho Information & Research Institute (Japanese text only)


Practical explanation of the Equator Principles was published.


Mizuho Bank published a book on implementation guidelines for the Equator Principles

Research reports

Research reports of Mizuho Research Institute

Research reports of Mizuho Information & Research Institute

Columns and contributed articles

Columns regarding environment and energy by Mizuho Information & Research

Contributed articles regarding environment and energy by Mizuho Information & Research

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