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.

Support for events

List of seminars and lectures

List of seminars and lectures on the environment (FY2020)

Mizuho Bank
Date Name of seminar/lecture
Mar 2021 Japan Society for Impact Assessment (JSIA)

 

Mizuho Information & Research Institute*
Date Name of seminar/lecture
Mar 2021 Demonstration Project Workshop 2021 for Regional Independent Biomass Energy Systems

Building an Energy Utilization Model for the post-FIT Era
Mar 2021 The 2nd CCUS and Hydrogen International Symposium
-Using Decarbonization Technology to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050
Feb 2021 Seminar to Promote the Use of Basic Chemical Substance Risk Assessment Tools
Feb 2021 What is Climate Change Adaptation — From the Perspective of Disaster Prevention—
(Seminar on climate change adaptation for the general public and companies)
Dec 2020 Entering a New Era of Sustainability
—Constructing New Growth Stories and the Potential of Sustainability Solutions—
Dec 2020 Briefing Session on the Calculation of Supply Chain Emissions
Dec 2020 Mizuho Information & Research Institute ESG and Environmental Management Seminar
-Rethinking ESG Strategies for the 2050 Net Zero Era-
Dec 2020 Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation for Local Government Employees
Dec 2020 Mizuho Business Innovation Forum
The Future Beyond Carbon Pricing
—Preparing for Virtually Zero Carbon in 2050—

Feb 2021

Feb 2021

Dec 2020

Oct 2020

Jul 2020

GHG Solutions seminars
  • 99: Latest Trends in SBT
    —Financial SBTs and Net Zero SBTs—
  • 98: The New EU Chemical Management Strategy
  • 97: The Future Beyond Carbon Pricing
    —Preparing for Virtually Zero Carbon in 2050—
  • 96: At the Forefront of Hydrogen and CCUS
  • 95: Environmental Business After the Pandemic

* Currently Mizuho Research & Technologies

 

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

* Currently Mizuho Research & Technologies

 

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

* Currently Mizuho Research & Technologies

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

Publications

Practical explanation of the Equator Principles was published.

Image

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

Research reports

Research reports of Mizuho Research & Technologies

Columns and contributed articles

Columns regarding environment and energy by Mizuho Research & Technologies

Contributed articles regarding environment and energy by Mizuho Research & Technologies

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