Top Message

In recent years, ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investment has increasingly become more prevalent in the capital market when assessing corporate sustainability or mid- to long- term corporate value.

Moreover, in 2015, the United Nations (UN) adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are a collection of 17 goals regrading global issues in terms of the economy, society, and environment. There is a growing expectation for ESG investment towards the realization of a sustainable society that is set in the SDGs.

JPX has promoted sustainability initiatives on several fronts in Japan. It formulated Japan's Corporate Governance Code, offers ESG-related indices and ETFs, and launched an infrastructure fund market. JPX also selects listed companies in recognition of outstanding efforts in promoting women empowerment and employee health and productivity.
In December 2017, JPX joined the UN's Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, a network whose aim is that exchanges around the globe will promote sustainable investment and increase corporate transparency and long-term performance in terms of ESG matters.

In order to promote such initiatives on a group-wide basis, JPX established a Sustainability Committee that directly reports to the Group CEO.
For spreading ESG investment, JPX will promote activities such as conducting domestic and overseas research, planning and implementing measures, and disseminate information on such initiatives, in collaboration with external entities such as domestic and foreign public institutions, investors, listed companies and other stakeholders.

JPX will also undertake ESG initiatives as a listed company to contribute to the establishment of a sustainable society.

We sincerely appreciate your continued support.

Akira Kiyota
Sustainability Committee, Chair
Director & Representative Executive Officer, Group CEO
Japan Exchange Group, Inc.