Dai-ichi Life has set concrete ESG goals and made impact investments regularly, while Japan is seen leading other Asian markets when it comes to ESG.
Backed by government action to remove regulatory bottlenecks, the city is moving swiftly to ensure ease of doing business for international firms.
An extraordinary general meeting vote for Toshiba in Japan underlines how passive funds can trip up governance. ESG-conscious fund managers need to minimise such conflicts.
With parts of Japan under a state of emergency due to the virus, the prospect of the games being cancelled remains. However, officials are confident the event will go ahead.
The country's debut university endowment would likely replicate GPIF’s investment portfolio, but some experts are sceptical that it can meet its return target while avoiding risky assets.
The country has a huge current account surplus and foreign reserves, which would help it to establish its own sovereign wealth fund, if it wishes. What's standing in the way?