Japan's Nippon Life to adopt ESG evaluation for all investments

Pedro Gonçalves
Japan's Nippon Life to adopt ESG evaluation for all investments

Nippon Life Insurance, the largest Japanese insurer by revenue, has said that it will introduce ESG ratings for all investments across its ¥70trn ($663bn) portfolio from April 2021. The initiative aims to improve investment returns and reduce risks by increasing positions in companies with high ESG ratings. These companies are believed to be superior in management transparency. This new strategy also means that Nippon Life will consider reducing investments in domestic companies with p...

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