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January 18, 2017

FISCO IR Releases Results Report Following Participation in the Ministry of the Environment’s ESG Working Group

FISCO IR Ltd. has been taking part in the Ministry of the Environment’s Working Group on Incorporating Issues Regarding Sustainability into Investment (ESG Working Group) since October 2015 as a company supporting IR for publicly listed companies with proven track records. FISCO IR hereby informs that the Ministry of the Environment has published on its website the ESG Working Group Report, which aims to enhance basic understanding of ESG investment obtained through nine meetings of the ESG Working Group.

Publisher: Ministry of the Environment
>> ESG Working Group Report (Japanese Version)

Japan’s Stewardship Code formulated in February 2014 expresses the viewpoint that institutional investors should aim to raise the medium- to long-term value of the companies that they invest in, and one aspect of doing that was through governance over investment recipients, including risks related to social and environmental issues. In September 2015, the Government Pension Investment Fund, the world’s largest pension fund, became a signatory to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment, sparking interest in our country in investment considering ESG information.

Taking this situation into account, FISCO IR is advancing the following initiatives to spread ESG investment in Japan in the belief that companies publicly listed in Japan and ESG information can provide an opportunity for dialogue between both institutional and individual investors.

  1. Provide a wide variety of listed companies with the ESG Working Group Report, which is the result of the ESG Working Group and packed with key messages, as well as trends in ESG information disclosure
  2. Consulting service for corporate disclosure aware of institutional investors whose investment decision-making considers ESG information, as well as provide production assistance for various communication tools

FISCO IR supports the development of a valuable disclosure foundation for companies and investors, while continuing to contribute to domestic financial and capital markets by providing knowledge related to ESG investment acquired from participation in the ESG Working Group since its launch, in addition to its record and experience in providing IR assistance to about 500 listed companies and expertise in understanding investor psychology.

Overview of FISCO IR Ltd. 
Company name : Fisco IR Ltd.
Address : 5-4-30 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 
Establishment : August 9, 1968 
Capital : ¥89,502,215 (As of May 11, 2015) 
Representative : President and CEO Motoki Sato 
Business activities : Provision of IR support services


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