Indonesia’s coal bribery trial – the world is watching
The Cirebon 2 case must be fully investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice. The world is watching.
Will we call Tokio Marine the “Gold Partner for Coal-fired Power Generation” at Tokyo 2020?
As it is now less than 300 days until the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Games, let’s take a look at one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics gold partners and Paralympic partners (sponsors), Tokio Marine in terms of its involvement with coal-fired power generation.
Has any progress been made since Marubeni released its Sustainability Policy last year?
Last year, Marubeni Corporation announced that it would cut its FY2018 coal-fired power net generation capacity of approximately three gigawatts in half by 2030. Has any progress been made yet?
On the Signing of the UN’s Principles for Responsible Banking by Japan’s 3 Megabank Groups and the Challenges that Remain
The UN Headquarters witnessed the signing ceremony for the Principles for Responsible Banking (PRBs) on September 22. The PRBs call on financial institutions to adopt finance and lending practices that are in line with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. They were signed by 140 financial institutions, including Japan’s 3 Megabanks – MUFG, SMFG, and Mizuho – as well as Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings. In response to this signing, 350.org Japan issued a statement.
MUFG, SMFG and Mizuho support Japan’s deadly double standard by financing coal power overseas
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) and Mizuho Financial Group (Mizuho) have participated in deals totaling US$16.8 billion to finance polluting power stations overseas, which pollute the air at levels that would not be accepted in Japan.