Promotion of Responsible Investment

We will clarify our stance of acting properly as a responsible institutional investor and endeavor to contribute to the realization of a sustainable and hopeful society by setting up “ESG Investment and Financing Policy” and “Policies for Fulfilling Our Stewardship Responsibilities” as our fundamental policies for Responsible Investment, on each of the ESG investment and financing and Stewardship.

In April of 2020, we have established the “Responsible Investment Office” as a specialized office to further upgrade responsible investment. Through this organization, we have further strengthened and promoted our endeavors of responsible investment.

In addition, in July 2021, we have set new goals for reduction in CO2 emission towards our contribution to a sustainable society. We will endeavor to transfer to an investment and financing portfolio that will contribute to the realization of Carbon-Free Society, while paying attention to integrity with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

ESG Investment and Financing Policy(PDF 185KB)

Policies for Fulfilling Our Stewardship Responsibilities(PDF 174KB)

Our Structure for Promoting Responsible Investment

Our Approach to ESG Investment and Financing

Correspondence to Climate Change Risks

As an institutional investor, we will encourage our investees nationwide to reduce CO2 emissions via engagement and ESG investment.


In addition, along with joining the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (AOA), an international initiative for decarbonization efforts of institutional investors, we have additionally set the following mid-term targets for fiscal 2030, which is aligned with the framework of AOA.
At the same time, we set 300 billion yen as a financing framework for decarbonization, out of over 800 billion yen of ESG Investment and Financing for the current mid-term Business Plan period (FY2021-FY2023).



-49% or more in FY2030*3

Target assets

Stock, corporate bonds and other financing of domestic and foreign listed companies, and real estate(investment purpose)

*1 Total emissions

*2 Total emissions/ investment amount, an indicator that can reflect the company's actual reduction performance without being affected by the size or change of the investment and financing volume

*3 Compared to March 31, 2020

Main Initiatives

  • Confirm the content of investees’ plans for reducing CO2 emissions and encourage investees to promote decarbonization (reduce CO2 emissions) via engagement
  • Promoting ESG investments to create economic and social Value
  • Incorporating ESG perspectives into all assets under our management to establish optimal methods for ESG investment in light of asset characteristics
  • Publicize the details of each investment and otherwise enhance the content of information disclosure associated with ESG investment

Integration of ESG Factors and Tasks

At Meiji Yasuda, we promote implementing ESG factors (disclosed information related to ESG and ESG ratings etc.) on investment decisions in listed stock, bonds and other financing, etc, depending on the characteristics of the asset.

Similarly, during our engagement conversation with our investees, we aim to increase the investees’ corporate values by confirming each of their ESG subjects and give encouragement towards solving them in accordance to necessity.

In addition with outsourced investment, we confirm the policies of ESG and ESG integration, engagement, and information disclosure condition etc. and we implement it in our investment decision process while considering each investee’s investment strategies and asset characteristics.

ESG Factors and Subjects

ESG items below are extracted according to each investee’s subjects and themes that are deemed high priority.

● E:environment

Global warming (reduction of Green House Gas (GHG) etc.), natural resources (counter-measures against depletion of water resources, responsible raw material procurement etc.), waste management, environmental market opportunities (renewable energy, clean technology etc.), and biodiversity conservation

● S:society

Human resources (labor management, diversity, human resource development etc.), social market opportunities (contribution to the local communities and health and wellness market opportunities etc.), COVID-19 counter-measures (work environment adjustments to ensure safety of staff, review of work process etc.), human rights, environmental conservation, and building a supply chain that takes into account social responsibilities

G (Governance)

Corporate governance (formation and independence of the board of directors, effectiveness of the board of directors etc.) and compliance and risk management (scandals etc.)

ESG Investment and Financing Methods

We promote ESG investment and financing methods defined as below.

ESG Investment and Financing Methods


ESG Theme-type Investment

An investment with themes in which contributes to the solving of ESG subjects

ESG Bond

Green bond, Social bond, Sustainability bond etc.


An investment that will bring positive impact to society and environment.

Real estate

Real-estate investment, equipment renovation, real-estate equity and REIT investment etc. with care on ESG


Project financing of renewable energy related projects, facility investment etc.

ESG Integration

Systematic integration of ESG factors into the investment process.

Positive Screening

Select industries and companies that are making relatively high attempts to ESG ratings and ESG.

Furthermore, considering the publicness of the Life Insurance Industry, we prohibit investment and financing for companies that manufacture weapons (such as cluster bombs, anti-personnel landmines, and non-humanitarian weapons such as biological and chemical weapons) that could seriously harm the general public.

In addition, we also prohibit invest in coal-fired thermal power projects, which have a significant impact on climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions, new and renewed coal-fired thermal power generation facilities for businesses, new and renewed biomass power plants that use palm oil (palm kerosene shells) and imported wood chips as fuels, etc.

As a result of screening using ESG ratings and promoting dialogue with investees for the purpose of resolving ESG issues, ESG risks*1 in our investment and financing portfolio are improving.

*1 A score is set as the absolute value of “unmanaged risk” that is the difference after subtracting the amount of risk that the company has managed from the amount of risk related to the company’s ESG issues. ESG risk scores for investment and financing portfolios are calculated by taking the weighted average of the ESG risk scores of each investee by the investment and financing amount.

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