Sustainable Finance Platform Development Working Group

As part of its Priorities for July 2021-June 2022, as published on August 31, the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) noted the urgency of developing platforms to underpin the promotion of sustainable finance and announced its intention to progress further with this in collaboration with market players. The FSA's Sustainable Finance Expert Panel also discussed the possibilities of an information platform and certification framework for green bonds and similar products.
With this background, Japan Exchange Group, Inc. decided to establish a Working Group consisting of a varied range of related parties including issuers, institutional investors, and academics, to consider the practical issues around the creation of an information platform that collates a wide range of information on green bonds and similar products, alongside other related topics.

Outline of the "Sustainable Finance Platform Development Working Group" icon-pdf

The First Report from the Sustainable Finance Platform Development Working Group

The First Report from the Sustainable Finance Platform Development Working Group summarized discussions from the first four Working Group meetings. It set out practical aspects of how the platform should look and the issues that will need to be tackled to ensure further enhancement and transparency of the market in the future, as well as possible responses to those issues, with the aim of contributing to the sustainable development of the market and wider economy by spurring deeper dialogue on ESG among all market players including issuers, investors, and review providers.

The First Report (English Translation) icon-pdf
The First Report (Japanese) icon-pdf