GPIF | Study of ESG Information Disclosure

As global environmental and social issues have become more complex and severe globally in recent years, it is imperative for the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) as a “universal owner” to increase the long-term portfolio value as well as to improve overall financial market sustainability through the minimization of the negative externalities of these problems. Looking at the current state of ESG information disclosure by Japanese listed companies, they could be roughly divided into two categories; the one is a group of companies that actively engage in disclosure and the other is a group that have not made substantive progress.

As global environmental and social issues have become more complex and severe globally in recent years, it is imperative for the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) as a “universal owner” to increase the long-term portfolio value as well as to improve overall financial market sustainability through the minimization of the negative externalities of these problems.

Looking at the current state of ESG information disclosure by Japanese listed companies, they could be roughly divided into two categories; the one is a group of companies that actively engage in disclosure and the other is a group that have not made substantive progress.

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