Japan, Policy & Regulation
January 31, 2024

Why Japan’s ‘shaming’ reforms could spark investor activism and hostile takeovers

The Tokyo Stock Exchange has updated its governance rules, and hopes its monthly listing of compliant companies will persuade others to follow
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Interviews, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Policy & Regulation, Singapore
September 21, 2023

Asia-Pacific under pressure to adopt ESG disclosure rules

As western markets face stringent sustainability obligations, their supply chain producers in Asia-Pacific are looking to beef up their own ESG expertise in order to...
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Energy, Japan
September 6, 2023

Wind power projects halted as unintended consequences for nature emerge

Governments favour wind power as a clean alternative to fossil fuels, but the energy source – which often involves locating massive turbines in pristine environments...
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July 12, 2023

How foreign investors are forcing Japan to act on ESG

Foreign investor engagement with Japanese company boards is bringing climate and ESG issues to the fore. Yet, some analysts suggest that for many Japanese companies,...
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