Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
The promotion of impact-driven financing will help all firms to grow in the medium-to-long term. As such, it forms a central part of the role demanded of financial institutions. With more attention being paid to the environmental and social impact of corporate activities in recent years, impact visualization will serve to enhance corporate value. I am grateful that Mizuho has been given the opportunity to respond to this challenge as a member of the Initiative. Mizuho has played a pioneering role by participating in Japan’s first social impact bond issuance and by investing in social investment funds, for example. While utilizing the knowledge gained through these experiences to contribute to the Initiative, Mizuho will work hard to build a more harmonious relationship between the environment, society and business.