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|Mizuho Bank Ltd||JPN||website|
| Mizuho Financial Group, Inc
owns 100% of Mizuho Bank Ltd
|Mizuho Bank Ltd|
The Equator Principles (EPs) are a set of guidelines, based upon the Performance Standards and guidelines from the IFC, the World Bank's private sector lending arm for private banks to assess and mitigate risks in project finance. Banks use the Principles to guide internal operating procedures for transaction for specific projects. Although the EPs are an important step to raise overall standards of financiers and projects in the developing world, they currently fall short on transparency and governance requirements.
[Source 2018][More on Governance]
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
[Source 2016][More on Human Rights]
|Mizuho Financial Group, Inc|
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of B-.
[Source 2018][More on Climate Change]
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soya, beef, leather, timber, and pulp and paper). This financial institution received a score of 0/5.
[Source 2017][More on Forests]
The 2018 report "Banking on Climate Change" analyses 36 banks and their financing of tar sands oil, Arctic oil, ultra-deepwater oil, LNG, coal mining, and coal-fired power between 2015 and 2017. This bank invested over US$8.8 billion and received a D- grade for its policies.
[Source 2018][More on Climate Change]
In 2015 the Fair Finance Guide ranked the top financiers of selected fossil fuels companies (loans & underwriting) and compared it to their financing of renewable energy. This bank appeared 9th in the list of top 25 fossil fuel funders, after providing US$40.2 billion for fossil fuels and only US$4.9 billion for renewable energy between 2009 and 2014.
[Source 2015][More on Climate Change]
The 2018 update of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons' (ICAN) global report, "Don't Bank on the Bomb" showed that 329 financial institutions from around the world invested into 20 companies involved in the production, maintenance and modernization of nuclear weapons. Since 2014 this financial institution invested over US$5 billion into 11 of the 20 nuclear weapons producers named in the report.
[Source 2018][More on Nuclear]
This company received a score of 38.4/100 in the Newsweek Green Ranking 2017, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2017][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Fair Finance Guide International's 2015 report about transparency and accountability in the Financial Sector assessed and scored banks on four key aspects: publication of policies and risk management; disclosure of investments; reporting on engagement with companies and voting behaviour; and stakeholder dialogue. The report also scored those banks on their transparency on tax-related issues, including the extent to which they provided detailed, country-by-country information on key indicators on transparency and tax. The report places assessed banks in three categories: leaders, followers and laggards. This bank scored 4.8/10 (Follower) on the Transparency and Accountability theme, and 0.8/10 (Laggard) on the Taxes and Corruption theme.
[Source 2015][More on Governance]
This bank appeared at #20 in a list of banks backing expansion in the tar sands. They have loaned US$111 million to companies operating in the Canadian tar sands since 2007, according to Bloomberg. Extracting oil from tar sands produces between 3 and 5 times the greenhouse gas pollution of conventional oil production, pollutes water, destroys forests, and uses huge amounts of energy to process. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
[Source 2010][More on Habitats]
Nuclear power is a controversial, dangerous, and expensive form of energy generation. In the years 2000-2009 this company provided more than 4 billion euros of nuclear funding.
[Source 2009][More on Nuclear]
This company was included in Bloomberg's 2019 Gender-Equality Index, a list of 230 companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women's equality in the workplace.
[Source 2019][More on Human Rights]
This bank has endorsed the Green Bond Principles - a set of voluntary guidelines on the development and issuance of green bonds. Green Bonds enable capital-raising and investment for new and existing projects with environmental benefits.
[Source 2014][More on Governance]
BankTrack is a global network of civil society organisations and individuals tracking the operations of the banking sector and the activities they finance. BankTrack aims to promote fundamental changes in the banking sector so that banks adopt just and sustainable business practices. Follow the link to see this bank's profile.
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|