Organizational Framework

Sustainability Promotion Structure

Our holding company, Mizuho Financial Group, promotes integrated sustainability initiatives throughout the group. This specifically involves proposing key sustainability areas (materiality) determined within our medium–term and fiscal business plans for group companies as well as providing guidance necessary for promoting initiatives suitable for each group company. Group companies formulate their own medium–term and fiscal business plans based on the key sustainability areas and report the status of their sustainability initiatives. Mizuho Financial Group takes appropriate action when necessary based on reports received from group companies.

Sustainability promotion structure

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Board of Directors: Approves the basic matters relating to sustainability in the Mizuho group.

President & Group CEO: Oversees Mizuho Financial Group's sustainability initiatives.

Group CSO: In charge of items relating to the planning and administration of sustainability initiatives. As necessary reports to the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee, the Executive Management Committee, and the President & CEO on the status of sustainability initiatives, and related matters.

Strategic Planning Department: Collects information on sustainability, disseminates information to the core group companies, discloses information on initiatives to audiences inside and outside of the Mizuho group, communicates with stakeholders, plans and promotes initiatives, and gives advice to the relevant departments.

In undertaking sustainability initiatives, we value dialogue with stakeholders. To ensure that the Mizuho group's sustainability initiatives are aligned with society's standards and expectations, we engage in dialogue with stakeholders in our day–to–day business operations, enabling the continual receipt of feedback from outside the group as a means of facilitating efforts to improve sustainability initiatives.

Sustainability Promotion Measures

Mizuho is taking steps to promote understanding of and popularize sustainability group–wide by offering training programs, award programs, in–house communication tools, study sessions, lectures, and other learning opportunities across group companies and divisions. Moreover, as part of efforts to formulate policies/plans and pursue initiatives related to sustainability as well as prepare Mizuho's Integrated Report, the Strategic Planning Department shares information with and makes proposals to concerned parties and exchanges opinions regarding sustainability approaches, external conditions, and awareness of issues.

Study sessions and lectures
Date Themes Participants (sessions)
November 2020
  • Mizuho Sustainability Day (SDGs and marketing workshop aimed at making sustainability more relatable)
Approx. 140
September to November 2020
  • Sustainability training (e–learning and other venues)
All Mizuho employees
July to December 2020
  • Our approach to tax matters and Mizuho group's tax operation management
Approx. 26,000, both in and outside Japan
May 2020
  • Informational sessions on sustainable business (covering basic knowledge of sustainable business and customer risks and opportunities in each sector)
700 to 800 per session (18 sessions in total)
January 2020
  • SDG (ESG investment) trends
66
December 2019
  • Key points for ESG–related business
Approx. 40
September to November 2019
  • Sustainability training (e–learning and other venues)
All Mizuho employees
August 2019
  • The role of capital markets in promoting the SDGs
30
February 2019 The SDGs and human rights 615
January to November 2019
  • ESG business networking
Approx. 60 per event (5 events in total)

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