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Exchange in Focus: Launch of the JPX ESG Knowledge Hub

Japan Exchange Group, Inc. (JPX) has launched the JPX ESG Knowledge Hub, a platform where listed companies can access a variety of ESG investment and sustainable finance-related information in one place. 

Building on the Practical Handbook for ESG Disclosure which JPX published in March 2020, the new platform allows companies to find in-depth, hands-on and up-to-date information and guidance on ESG disclosure provided by a variety of related parties including institutional investors, regulators, the Japanese government, and other listed companies. Contents of the JPX ESG Knowledge Hub are in Japanese only, but they include the following:

  1. “Practical Seminars for ESG Disclosure” online seminar series. A series of online seminars where expert speakers from around the industry take a deeper look into the issues set out in the Practical Handbook for ESG Disclosure.
  2. Information on ESG disclosure and ESG investment. Examples of disclosure from other Japanese listed companies. Introductions to the main ESG disclosure frameworks. Information from institutional investors on their ESG investment practices and how they use ESG information. Introductions to the main ESG ratings agencies

In time, JPX plans to build the ESG Knowledge Hub into a platform connecting investors and companies. For this purpose, JPX is inviting listed companies to sign up as “ESG Knowledge Hub Members”, which will enable them to receive timely updates on new content and events, etc., and invites to Members-only events, among other things.

The Hub has 28 Supporters, including the Japanese Financial Services Agency, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of the Environment, as well as institutional investors, ESG ratings agencies, accounting firms, and others from both inside Japan and overseas.

JPX is committed to continue to encourage the spread of ESG investment in Japan by supporting listed companies’ ESG disclosure through the Practical Handbook for ESG Disclosure and the JPX ESG Knowledge Hub.

For more information, please see the JPX ESG Knowledge Hub (Japanese only). 

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