June 27, 2019
  • RAKUTEN, INC.

Rakuten Selected for FTSE4Good Index Series, FTSE Blossom Japan Index, and other major ESG investment indices

 

 Rakuten, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been selected for the leading ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) indices: FTSE4Good Index Series and FTSE Blossom Japan Index for the first time.

 In addition, Rakuten was again selected as an index component for the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes, Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, and MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index this year. Moreover, Rakuten has been selected as an index constituent for S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index as well.

 Thus, Rakuten has become the constituent of the all four indices used by Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), one of the world's largest pension funds, as references for making its ESG investments: FTSE Blossom Japan Index, MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), and S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

【Selected ESG investment indices】


 In recent years, ESG investment that takes into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors such as climate change, diversity, human rights, philanthropic activities, and corporate governance has increasingly grown in importance globally, and all the indices Rakuten has been selected are used as reference when making ESG investment by many institutional investors globally including GPIF.
 
 Rakuten Group has been working to achieve realization of sustainable society with its mission to contribute to society by creating value through innovation and entrepreneurship, and these efforts have been communicating to our stakeholders proactively. We will continue to take measures related to ESG which are unique to Rakuten, and increase transparency by disclosing company information in a timely and appropriate manner.

 For more information on Rakuten Group’s ESG activities, please visit the Sustainability page on our Corporate website. (https://global.rakuten.com/corp/sustainability/)

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