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The Current State and Challenges of Impact Investing in Japan (FY2020 Survey)" is now available in English.
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Japanese National Advisory Board (the "GSG-NAB Japan ") of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) released “The Current State and Challenges of Impact Investing in Japan”.

▶The report is available for download here.

This report summarizes the current state of impact investing in Japan for the purpose of promoting it domestically. It has been published under the supervision of GSG-NAB Japan every year since 2016, reporting the current state of impact investing in the country both online and in print. The main part of the report presents the impact investment balance in Japan based on Questionnaire Survey results. It also provides examples of institutions engaged in impact investing, along with trends in Japan as derived from the questionnaire.

Highlights

  • 1. Impact investment balance in Japan confirmed through this year survey is ¥512.6 billion.
  • 2. Major domestic and international developments in impact investing in 2020
    • ・Establishment of government-led study groups/roundtables related to impact investing (Financial Service Agency, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, etc.)
    • ・A major Japanese life insurance company entering into the impact investment market.
    • ・The first sustainability-linked bond issuance in Japan.
    • ・A Japanese credit card company establishing an impact investment fund in Southeast Asia.
    • ・The Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) announcing a new growth strategy based on the principle of sustainable capitalism.
    • ・Big Society Capital and Schroders establishing an impact investment trust company.
      Establishment of the SDG Impact Program.

For details, please refer to this report.

(*) The impact investment balance in this survey refers to the total investment balance of organizations that have been self-reported and met the criteria for inclusion in impact investment, such as conducting impact measurement and management before and after investment.

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