ESG Evaluation

The ESG initiatives that Mizuho has carried out thus far have received high evaluations, and Mizuho has been a part of social responsibility investment indices both inside and outside Japan.

Social responsibility indices which include Mizuho (as of May 2022)
Logo  FTSE4Good Index
FTSE Russell, a London Stock Exchange Group member company, has developed the FTSE4Good Index, which consists of stocks that have met global standards related to ESG practices.1
Logo FTSE Blossom Japan Index
The FTSE Blossom Japan index was designed by FTSE Russell, a member company of the London Stock Exchange Group, and consists of the stocks of Japanese companies that excel in meeting standards for ESG practices in and outside of Japan.1
FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index
The FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index is designed as a sector neutral benchmark that reflects the performance of large, mid and small cap companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance practices (ESG) in Japan.1
MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes
These indexes have been developed by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI). They include companies evaluated from the viewpoint of ESG.2
Logo MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)
This index has been developed by U.S. company MSCI and consists of the stocks of companies that have received high scores for gender diversity as calculated based on their data disclosed under the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace2.
STOXX Global ESG Leaders
The STOXX Global ESG Leaders index was established by STOXX Limited, a group company of the Deutsche Borse Group. A global index, it selects companies that meet strict ESG criteria.
Logo SNAM Sustainability Index
Sompo Asset Management (SNAM)'s ESG investment index.
Logo 2021 Bloomberg Gender–Equality Index
This index, developed by Bloomberg, includes stocks of companies in 44 countries worldwide that are actively undertaking initiatives to create workplace environments that feature gender equality and have policies and a record of accomplishments in information disclosure.

1:   FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Mizuho Financial Group has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

2:   The inclusion of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. in any MSCI index, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement or promotion of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. by MSCI or any of its affiliates. The MSCI indexes are the exclusive property of MSCI. MSCI and the MSCI index names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.

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