In the context of the current global surge of interest in sustainable finance, this report presents the
findings of a study comparing the policy landscapes covering such issues in Japan and in the EU. The
objective of the report is to provide an overview of, and identify the key characteristics deployed in
each of these two jurisdictions, and then to analyse the similarities and differences. While Japan and
the EU are two regions where governments have enthusiastically promoted sustainable finance, they
have taken different strategies and pathways to approach sustainable finance. This study intends to
contribute to the current debate on sustainable finance by contributing further to a better
understanding of existing sustainable finance policy in Japan and the EU.