Rakuten Group, Inc. (head office: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, Chairman, President and CEO: Hiroshi Mikitani; the “Company”) is pleased to announce that, for the fifth consecutive year, it has been selected as a constituent for the FTSE4Good Index Series and FTSE Blossom Japan Index, the global leading ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) indices comprising companies demonstrating strong ESG practices. The Company has also been selected for the 2nd consecutive year as a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index, which the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has adopted as a benchmark for its passive investment since March 2022.
In recent years, ESG investments that take not only financial performances such as revenues and profits, but also ESG factors, like climate change, diversity, human rights into account have grown in importance globally. The Rakuten Group has been proactively answering investors’ expectations by addressing related challenges and communicating its progress with transparency, in line with its mission to contribute to society by creating value through innovation and entrepreneurship.
Our continuous efforts have resulted in the inclusion in the leading ESG indices used as global references for ESG investment by many institutional investors worldwide. The Company is currently selected for the following indices: FTSE4Good Index Series, FTSE Blossom Japan Index, FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index, MSCI ESG Leaders index, MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), and MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN) Select Index, Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index, and S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index.
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