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サステナブルファイナンスに関するグローバルな関心の高まりがみられる中、本レポートは、日本とEU におけるサステナブルファイナンス関連の政策を比較するものである。本レポートの目的は、日本とEU におけるサステナブルファイナンス関連の政策の概要を提示し、それぞれの特徴を明らかにするとともにその共通点や違いを分析することにある。日本とEU は、それぞれの政府が積極的にサステナブルファイナンス政策を展開するものの、そのアプローチや戦略は異なっている。本レポートは、日本とEU のサステナブルファイナンス政策の理解に寄与することでサステナブルファイナンスについての議論や取り組みの一助となることを期待するものである。

Book Chapter
In Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa I: Continental Perspectives and Insights from Western and Central Africa

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have recently framed sustainable development priorities in both developed and developing countries. External funding in the form of foreign direct investment (FDI) and official development assistance (ODA) is necessary for achieving practically all of the SDGs and their underlying targets. However, it is not...

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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...

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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...

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Briefing Note

This Briefing Note explores the implications for climate change, green finance, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the G20 Summit which was held in Hamburg, Germany, on 7-8 July 2017. On climate, the final encouraging result was a consensus among all countries except for the US to maintain strong support for implementation of the Paris...

Briefing Note

The first G20 Summit meeting in China was held in Hangzhou on 4 and 5 September, 2016. This IGES Briefing Note considers the implications of the meeting for climate change, green finance and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the overall context of holding the meeting in China for the first time. From a sustainability perspective, the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability

A key but contentious aspect of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the means of implementation (MOI). Many developing countries emphasize the importance of international
assistance while developed countries focus more on domestic financing and the private sector.
The text of the SDGs includes a broad range of MOI. However, a discussion has...