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July 12, 2023

How foreign investors are forcing Japan to act on ESG

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Shareholder efforts to change how MUFG deals with ESG factors gained 17 per cent of the votes cast at its June AGM (Photo: Dai Kurokawa/EPA)

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, ESG is still more of a marketing tool than a serious business issue. In June, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group blocked shareholder efforts to change how...

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