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Research Report

The objective of this Guideline is to provide a systems approach to sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in the seafood sector in Vietnam that considers all stages of the production chain. SCP is conceived as a crucial framework for achieving the social and economic benefits, and minimizing the environmental burden, of Vietnam’s seafood...

Technical Report

The Guidelines for Resource efficiency and cleaner production in Vietnam's Pangasius processing sector were developed within the framework of technical assistance of SWITCH-Asia provided to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam, through the Programme of Sustainable Production and Consumption (SCP Facility), which is funded by the European...

Issue Brief

This IGES Issue Brief is an update on policy developments related to sustainable finance in Japan between May 2022 and August 2022.


The Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance under the Financial Services Agency (FSA) published the ‘Second Report by the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance,’ outlining the progress of developments over the past year...

Issue Brief

本稿の目的は、ガイドライン改訂の背景と改訂点について整理するとともに、検討会での議論等も参考として、日本におけるグリーンボンド等市場の質の確保と量の拡大を図っていく上での提言を行うことである。また、本稿により、本ガイドラインが市場関係者に伝えたいメッセージをより明確にできることを期待する。以下は、その提言の概要である。

  • 提言1:グリーンボンドにおいて、個別のグリーンプロジェクトのみならず、同ボンドを発行する企業(事業体)としてのグリーン戦略(あるいはサステナビリティ戦略)等についても情報開示を促進し、さらに資金調達のグリーン化もはかる。
  • 提言2:日本においてトランジション・ファイナンスのニーズが高まるなかで...
Policy Report
Author:
Akira
Doi
Yoshiko
Shoji
Haruko
Uchida
Asako
Osaki
Mariko
Saito
Emi
Sugawara
Shinya
Fujino

Based on the results of a survey conducted in October-November 2021, this report provides an analysis of the level of awareness and penetration of the SDGs among GCNJ member companies and organisations, as well as progress on five of the global goals: SDG 5, (Gender Equality), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Human Rights), SDG 13 (Climate Change), and SDG16...

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Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Author:
Takahiko
Kiso
Ron
H. Chan

This paper examines the effects of financial incentives, particularly electricity prices, on residential solar photovoltaic system installations. We shed light on the importance of a factor that has been largely overlooked in the literature on the adoption behavior of low-carbon building technologies: the distinction between retrofit and new-build...

Issue Brief

This IGES Issue Brief is an update of policy developments related to sustainable finance in Japan between February 2022 and April 2022.

In this period, policy work pertaining to sustainability-related disclosure continued on multiple fronts. At the Financial Services Agency (FSA), the ‘Working Group on Corporate Disclosure of the Financial...

Policy Brief
T7 Policy Brief: T7 Task Force on Climate and Environment
Author:

G7 leaders have already accepted many important concepts related to the environment and sustainability. The G7 agreed to “protect our planet by supporting a green revolution that creates jobs” in 2021 at the Cornwall Summit. However, the challenge is that the G7 has mostly issued general statements of principle rather than committed to concrete...

Book

変化が激しく、またその予見が難しい地球環境やそれにともなう社会·経済の変化の中で、企業はその存続のために対応を迫られています。こうした状況下で、環境(E)・社会(S)・企業統治・ガバナンス(G)、いわゆるESGを経営方針や投資判断に組み入れるアプローチは、有用な手法の1つとして活用されています。

本書の特徴は、「ESGにどのように取り組むか」のみならず、「なぜESGに取り組む必要があるのか」について、国際的な動向や科学的視点も含めて解説している点です。構成は次のとおりです。第1章でESGの基本的な点を「質問と答え」というかたちで整理しています。第2章では特にカーボンニュートラルに向けた取り組みの観点から、投資家と企業の関係を解説しています。第3章では...

Issue Brief

This IGES Issue Brief is an update of policy developments related to sustainable finance in Japan between October 2021 and January 2022.

The highlights of developments on sustainable finance in this period was work pertaining to sustainability-related disclosure. At the Financial Services Agency (FSA), the ‘Disclosure Working Group’ continued with...