Tokyo Financial Award, ESG Investment Category: now accepting candidates!
As one project in the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), following last year’s program will continue hosting the “Tokyo Financial Award.” TMG has been granting a prize to financial institutions who provide and develop innovative products and services that meet Tokyo citizens and businesspeople’s needs and challenges, as well as those who work to promote ESG investments*.
We are looking for financial institutionsthat practice activities to promote ESG investment in line with the themes of environment, society, and governance, as well as businesses practicing SDG management initiatives.
The selection of businesses in the “ESG Investment Category” and “SDGs Category” will start from today. You are cordially invited to make your submission.
Additionally, we are still accepting candidate companies for the “Financial Innovation Category” until Tuesday, August 31.
* ESG (“Environmental, Social, Governance”) investment refers to investment decisions based on an institution’s proactive efforts such as combating global warming, empowering women, selecting outside directors, etc.
1 Set Themes
The ESG Investment Division welcomes applications from financial institutions that practice activities to promote ESG investments and SDG management in line with the 8 themes in the ESG Investment Category and the 17 SDG goals in the SDGs Category.
- ESG Investment Category
|Fields and Themes|
Climate Change, Natural Resources, Environmental Market Opportunities
Human Resources, Health and Safety / Human Rights, Consideration for Others
Corporate Governance, Corporate Behavior
- SDGs Category
The 17 goals set out in “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” adopted by the 70th UN General Assembly.
2 Selection Details
|Eligible institutions||・Domestic and international financial institutions that practice activities to promote ESG investment in line with the themes of environment, society, and governance.
・Domestic and international businesses (including financial institutions) that practice SDG management initiatives that meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals
|Submission period||From: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
To: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
|# to be selected||Approximately 3 institutions(one of whom will also receive the Governor’s Green Finance Special Award)|
|How to apply||Please visit the Tokyo Financial Award website to apply:
Please see submission guidelines for details
|April – September||October – December||January – March|
|(By August 31)
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The 17 SDG goals
|Goal 1||End poverty in all its forms everywhere|
|Goal 2||End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture|
|Goal 3||Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages|
|Goal 4||Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all|
|Goal 5||Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls|
|Goal 6||Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all|
|Goal 7||Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all|
|Goal 8||Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive|
|employment and decent work for all|
|Goal 9||Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation|
|Goal 10||Reduce inequality within and among countries|
|Goal 11||Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable|
|Goal 12||Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns|
|Goal 13||Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts|
|Goal 14||Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development|
|Goal 15||Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss|
|Goal 16||Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels|
|Goal 17||Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development|