Nippon Life's "ESG Investment" method will be introduced for all investment and loan decisions October 20, 15:36
Nippon Life, a major life insurance company and one of the leading institutional investors in Japan, will introduce the “ESG investment” method of selecting investment destinations with an emphasis on tackling social issues in all investment and loan decisions. It was decided.
“ESG investment” is a method of selecting investment destinations with an emphasis on tackling social issues such as environmental protection and improvement of the working environment, and is spreading worldwide.
Nippon Life, which is one of the leading institutional investors in Japan and manages assets of about 70 trillion yen, will introduce this "ESG investment" method to all investment and loan decisions from April next year. ..
Companies that are highly evaluated from the perspective of ESG investment tend to obtain high investment profits, and Nippon Life wants to increase investment profitability by fully introducing ESG investment methods.
On the other hand, it is possible that companies with low ratings may decide to reduce their current investments and loans.
As the global low interest rates and harsh operating environment continue, there is a growing movement among other institutional investors in Japan to strengthen ESG investment.