C4 Mottainai Index


The C4 Mottainai Index project is a research project designed to create innovative, performance-based and SDG aligned sectorial ESG benchmarks tracking how Japanese listed companies create long-term and inclusive value by embedding sustainability in their business model transformation.


Background

  • There is growing interest in Japan for ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and social impact investment
  • There is growing private sector involvement and interest to mobilize corporate assets to meet the UN sustainable development goals
  • There is a growing imperative for Japan Inc. to engineer a corporate governance revolution to sustain competitiveness and future value creation
  • There is a growing need for innovative corporate sustainability performance benchmarks and ESG ratings adapted to the Japanese business context

Objectives

  • Design a new breed of corporate sustainability performance benchmarks linking corporate value creation and SDG innovation
  • To align companies and financial market participants incentives to embrace inclusive, efficient and sustainable capital market solutions
  • To pioneer the next iteration of ESG investing
  • To widen the scope of impact investing to public equities through the SDG lens
  • To mobilize the financial sector to drive innovation for the SDGs

Application

  • Corporate sustainability performance rankings
  • ETF and tracker product
  • Stocks baskets
  • ESG investments

 

Shihoyoshi Bond


The Shihoyoshi Bond program is an innovative type of debt finance instrument designed to mobilize private capital to support regional revitalization and community development in Japan


Objectives:

  • Provide a scalable, customizable and sustainable funding template for community impact investments
  • Promote social innovation and support the growth of the social sector in Japan by bridging existing funding and market gaps
  • Provide access to finance and early stage funding to local entrepreneurs
  • Empower local communities and promote regional revitalization by harnessing the power of capital markets

*The above tis he designing of an impact investing scheme and is not intended for a solicitation or an offer to buy or sell any financial instrument.