Keiichi Fukuyama (Japan)
Executive Managing Director - RIPPA (Research Institute for Policies on Pension & Aging)
Research Project on ESG Investment of Japanese Pension Funds
A new Research Project on ESG Investment of Japanese Pension Funds has just started supported by Japanese Government's Grant-in-aid for scientific research. Scheduled period of research is 3 years (2011-2013).
I will explain the outline of this project, especially the ongoing survey of pension funds. While the current general position of Japanese pension funds toward ESG Investment does not necessarily seem to be positive, our questionnaire contains our recognition and hypothesis of this issue. We should like to grasp overall situations, analyze problems and seek future possibility of evolution of ESG investment among Japanese pension funds.