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Issue Brief

This IGES Issue Brief is an update of policy developments related to sustainable finance in Japan between December 2020 and February 2021. Section 1 provides highlights of sustainable finance policy developments in Japan. Section 2 provides policy developments and relevant sources at a glance and in chronological order. Section 3 provides a...

Policy Report

Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) launched of a report “SDGs and Business in the ESG era: Actions by Companies and Organisations in Japan”.* This latest report includes the results of the questionnaire survey as well as how both financial  institutions and companies address ESG finance...

Policy Report

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...

Working Paper

This working paper shows results of a questionnaire survey to analyse the following two questions: (1) What kind of challenges do companies need to overcome when using green bonds as a strategic means of funding green projects or activities under their business plan, so that they can issue green bond repeatedly? and (2) What policies and...

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Peer-reviewed Article
In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DISASTER RESILIENCE IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
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This paper aims to identify and prioritize key non-economic loss and damages (NELDs) caused by the 2009 Cyclone Aila in Khulna District of Bangladesh and to identify appropriate practices to address the NELDs. The analytic hierarchy process was applied to prioritize key criteria, NELD indicators and practices that should be integrated into disaster...

Discussion Paper

This discussion paper aims to provide a high-level overview of the challenges and opportunities in delivering the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement commitments, and sets out the essential role financial systems could play. It makes high-level recommendations in order to mainstream sustainable finance into national and international financial systems...

Peer-reviewed Article
In APN Science Bulletin
Author:
Joy J.
Pereira
Arpah A.
Bakar
Divya S.
Solomon
Juan J.
Pulhin
J.
J. Cummins

Several risk insurance initiatives have been implemented at the grassroots level for reducing the vulnerability of communities to natural disasters. Despite these efforts, the penetration of risk insurance in developing Asia is poor compared to many developed countries due to several barriers that this sector is facing and the cost of insurance...

Policy Report
Author:
Hugues
Chenet
Klaus
Hagedorn
Michael
Hayne
Takako
Wakiyama

This report compares the energy and technology exposure of the Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX) stock market index with the 2°C roadmap of the International Energy Agency (IEA). The analysis is
based on a translation of this climate scenario into “2°C benchmarks” for investment portfolios, focusing on a 5-year window: 2016-2021. Such a 2°C benchmark...

Book Chapter
In Financial Inclusion for Poverty Alleviation Issues and Case Studies for Sustainable Development

Lack of economic opportunity has been identified as one of the important bottlenecks for achieving development and empowerment as a result of which several financial inclusion projects and programs have been introduced globally in the past several decades. These financial inclusion instruments range between providing cash at hand to invest in...

Discussion Paper

This discussion paper aims to identify critical factors to encourage the business and finance sectors to act on transitioning to investments for decarbonised and resilient society by recognising the climate risks and opportunities. Chapter 1 defines climate risks and opportunities for the business and finance sectors, referring mainly to...