About ESG

Recently, investors are becoming to consider ESG Factors, which consists of Environment, Social and Governance, when selecting to invest in equities and debts.

Considering that these non-financial information would affect companies’ long term performance, ESG investment, which considers ESG factors into its investment, are increasingly spreading out globally. It is said that the global ESG related investment volume is more than 20 trillon dollars now.

In Japan, ESG investments are taking growing interest from investors, e.g. Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) started passive management based on ESG index.