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  • Jun 30, 2021

Japan ESG Newsletter

We are excited to launch the Japan ESG Newsletter, highlighting the latest developments from the market, our Japan business, and the industry.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. A Message from Japan CEO Alberto Tamura

2. What is ESG and Why Does It Matter?

3. Latest Market Data

4. BU Updates

5. Robby Feldman’s ESG Insights

6. Articles of Interest

7. Latest Research

8. Resources

9. Japan ESG Strategy Committee Members

 

A Message from Japan CEO Alberto Tamura

I am proud to introduce the inaugural Japan ESG Newsletter – a quarterly bulletin to help keep our employees informed and updated about the latest ESG developments in Japan and at the Firm. I encourage you to use the Newsletter to help you include ESG ideas and information in your day-to-day client dialogue. As the industry leader in ESG-related investment ideas and product execution, Morgan Stanley has long been at the forefront of integrating sustainability into our core businesses. The Firm’s track record includes the launch of the Global Sustainable Finance (GSF) Group in 2009 and the Institute for Sustainable Investing in 2013.

To help further our efforts here, the Japan ESG Strategy Committee was launched in August 2020 to help promote cross-divisional collaboration and to build on the success of our global efforts. Comprising senior representatives from each of our businesses (FID, IED, IBD, GCM, IM, and MSC), the Committee provides the foundation we need to fully leverage our global capabilities and meet the growing needs of our Japan clients across the ESG spectrum. I encourage you to share your questions and ideas with the Committee members and I look forward to an increasingly active ESG dialogue with our clients and across the Firm.

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What Is ESG and Why Does It Matter?

While we all know that ESG stands for “Environmental, Social, and Governance”, the truth is that ESG has many dimensions — which means there also are many ways to understand what ESG really means. Here are few helpful considerations:

Why is ESG investing expanding?

  • Investors have a growing understanding of how non-financial phenomena such as climate change or the drive for greater social/economic equality have major long-term investment implications. Therefore, they are increasingly applying these non-financial factors to their investment process to identify risks and growth opportunities. Like “TMT” and “BRICs” in decades past, ESG is likely to be an acronym for the 2020s as societal trends drive changes in consumer, corporate and investor behavior, reinforced new regulations.

Why is ESG investing expanding?

  • Investors have a growing understanding of how non-financial phenomena such as climate change or the drive for greater social/economic equality have major long-term investment implications. Therefore, they are increasingly applying these non-financial factors to their investment process to identify risks and growth opportunities. Like “TMT” and “BRICs” in decades past, ESG is likely to be an acronym for the 2020s as societal trends drive changes in consumer, corporate and investor behavior, reinforced new regulations.

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I am proud to introduce the inaugural Japan ESG Newsletter – a quarterly bulletin to help keep our employees informed and updated about the latest ESG developments in Japan and at the Firm. I encourage you to use the Newsletter to help you include ESG ideas and information in your day-to-day client dialogue. As the industry leader in ESG-related investment ideas and product execution, Morgan Stanley has long been at the forefront of integrating sustainability into our core businesses. The Firm’s track record includes the launch of the Global Sustainable Finance (GSF) Group in 2009 and the Institute for Sustainable Investing in 2013.

To help further our efforts here, the Japan ESG Strategy Committee was launched in August 2020 to help promote cross-divisional collaboration and to build on the success of our global efforts. Comprising senior representatives from each of our businesses (FID, IED, IBD, GCM, IM, and MSC), the Committee provides the foundation we need to fully leverage our global capabilities and meet the growing needs of our Japan clients across the ESG spectrum. I encourage you to share your questions and ideas with the Committee members and I look forward to an increasingly active ESG dialogue with our clients and across the Firm.

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