Partnerships with Related Organizations

At Japan Exchange Group, Inc.(JPX), as well as encouraging sustainable practices among our listed companies and market participants, we also support a number of global and domestic organizations working to encourage sustainable investment and sustainable finance.

Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative

The SSE initiative is a platform for stock exchanges to explore and deliberate ways and means toward building sustainable societies through collaboration with investors, listed companies, and other capital market stakeholders.
It is organized by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

JPX has been a partner exchange since December 2017 and has been proactively taking part in the Initiative’s work to promote sustainability.

Japan Exchange Group Joins the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative

In addition, in June 2019, we published a Japanese translation of the SSE’s "Model Guidance for Companies on Reporting on ESG Information" as a reference guide for listed companies.

Model Guidance for Companies on Reporting on ESG Information (Japanese)

Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

TCFD is a non-governmental task force set up by the Financial Stability Board. It encourages individual companies and financial institutions to identify and disclose financial risks and opportunities stemming from climate change. Hundreds of financial institutions, corporates, governments and international organizations around the world have declared their support for the recommendations that the TCFD published in June 2017, including a fast increasing number in Japan.

JPX declared support for the TCFD’s recommendations in October 2018 and has been working since then to further increase awareness in Japan, including holding a number of events to discuss the recommendations. In addition, from May 2019, JPX has been taking part in a TCFD Consortium to discuss how the TCFD recommendations can be implemented.

Below are more details on some of the work JPX has been doing in this area.

JPX expresses support for TCFD (Oct 18)
JPX welcomes Mark Carney for discussion on promoting TCFD (Nov 18)
JPX welcomes Mary Schapiro, Special Advisor to the Chairman of TCFD (Feb 19)
SASB/CDSB "TCFD Implementation Guide" Seminar held at TSE (Oct 19)
JPX takes part in TCFD Summit 2020 (Oct 20)
JPX publishes “Survey of TCFD Disclosure in Japan” (Nov 21)
JPX publishes "Survey of TCFD Disclosure in Japan (FY2022)" (Jan 23)

World Federation of Exchanges (WFE)

WFE is a global industry association for exchanges and clearing houses. Its various initiatives include publishing policy papers, conducting surveys and research, and compiling and providing statistical data on capital markets. WFE also supports market infrastructure development through information sharing among member exchanges and technical support for emerging exchanges. In its recent activities, WFE is focusing on themes such as exchanges’ role in the data business, CCPs and their role in systemic safety, ESG, and the appropriate market structure for new technologies.

From 2018 to 2020, JPX served as vice chair of WFE's Sustainability Working Group and actively participated in its work. This included revising the “ESG Guidance and Metrics” guidelines on how exchanges can encourage ESG disclosure, the new version of which was published in 2018, and developing the five “Sustainability Principles”, which WFE published in October 2018.

JPX has served as a member of the WFE Board of Directors many times, and with Director & Representative Executive Officer, Group CEO Yamaji Hiromi a member since 2023, is committed to an even higher level of participation in all of WFE's work including sustainability-related projects.

WFE magazine “Focus”, September 2021 edition: “JPX is promoting sustainability as a market operator and a listed company” icon-block

Japan Impact-driven Financing Initiative

”Japan Impact-driven Financing Initiative” is an initiative to promote impact investment through cooperation and collaboration between diverse and multiple financial institutions that believe that the purpose of financial institutions is to actively address social and environmental issues, holistically understanding impact.

JPX has been a Supporter of the initiative since November 2021.

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Net Zero Financial Services Providers Alliance (NZFSPA)

JPX joined the NZFSPA in December 2023. The NZFSPA is a global group of financial service providers committed to supporting the goal of global net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner, in line with the ambition to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Through its membership of NZFSPA, JPX will further intensify its work toward the goal of net zero.

JPX Joins Net Zero Financial Services Providers Alliance