Activities by Region
We are implementing a wide range of efforts to support the need to improve financial literacy and career readiness in countries around the world.
- Offering workplace experience field trips and financial classes targeting local schools
- Delivering lectures relating to finance and economics at universities
- Leading financial and economic education workshops for underserved youth and adults
- Offering summer school and intern programs
Some of these activities are highlighted on our global LinkedIn channel.
Each year, Mizuho Americas offers financial education “FinEd” workshops in New York, in which our employees volunteer in teaching underserved youth and adults. This initiative was launched to build awareness of Mizuho’s local and global commitment to financial education and to enable more interested Mizuho staff to serve as FinEd volunteers.
During FY2021, despite the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we partnered with local nonprofits to provide online training and assistance to underserved students and adults. We offered virtual financial education programs and other professional skills programs. Mizuho employees taught students about personal financial responsibility and workforce readiness, covering a range of subjects such as how to pay for college, personal money management, basic entrepreneurship, as well as resume preparation and interview skills.
A range of initiatives are organized across our network of offices in EMEA, including career-readiness, internship and summer school programs, in addition to financial education workshops. For example:
- We welcomed the 2022 Graduates and 2022 Interns at our London and Frankfurt offices. They participated in a range of professional skills modules and financial product training sessions, met with stakeholders across Mizuho, and were given exposure to the fast pace and intricacies of financial business.
- We welcomed work insight week students into our London office, in partnership with Bloomberg LP and the Sutton Trust. They spoke with our senior leaders, participated in workshops and networked with Mizuho 2022 Interns.
- The Mizuho EMEA Returners Programme aims to enable people to step back into a rewarding career after a career break of two or more years. The programme includes tailored coaching and mentoring support, in addition to technical and professional training, including ‘upskilling’ in technology or regulatory changes.
Our financial education activities in the Asia Pacific region include lectures and workplace experience programs targeting local schools, Japanese international schools and universities.
Mizuho Bank (China), Ltd. has been working with local NPOs to provide financial and sustainability education mainly targeting elementary school students. Other initiatives during FY2021 led by local branches included:
- Lectures on finance basics for elementary school students in underprivileged areas, in addition to a donation to build a school library
- Lectures targeting university students on the banking business and career development
- Workplace experience program for local Japanese International School students
Mizuho Bank Hong Kong Branch and Mizuho Securities Asia Limited have been collaborating to give lectures at the Hong Kong Japanese International School and accept a number of students for a workplace experience program. In FY2021, we invited three 9th-grade students to have hands-on experience with using calculators, counting money, and counter services, in addition to observing the dealing room.
On November 16, 2022, P.T. Bank Mizuho Indonesia participated in the Financial Literacy 2022 event held in Jakarta, Indonesia, and provided a mini seminar for women, as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities of supporting financial inclusiveness.
On November 24, 2021, a special online lecture entitled, “Career development theory and recent changes in human resource strategies of Japanese companies,” was provided by the general manager of Hanoi Branch, as part of the master's program and corporate management program (MBA) of Vietnam-Japan University. He provided an overview of the high economic growth period in Japan and human resource strategies of Japanese companies, and shared his thoughts on career theories and their application in career path development.
In Japan, we implement various activities focused on school education, tailored to each target age group.