June 26, 2020
  • RAKUTEN, INC.

Rakuten consecutively selected for MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes, FTSE4 Good Index Series and other major ESG investment indices

 

 Rakuten, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a constituent of the leading ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) indices: MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes, MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN) Select Index, FTSE4Good Index Series, FTSE Blossom Japan Index and S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index.

 Thus, Rakuten has been selected for the second consecutive year of all the 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 investments that take into account not only financial performances such as revenues and profits, but also ESG factors, like climate change, diversity, human rights, philanthropic activities, and corporate governance, have increasingly grown in importance globally. All the indices that have selected Rakuten as a constituent are used as reference when making ESG investment by many institutional investors worldwide, including the GPIF in Japan.

 The Rakuten Group has been proactively addressing ESG-related challenges and communicating on its progress with transparency, in order to achieve the realization of a sustainable society, in line with its mission to contribute to society by creating value through innovation and entrepreneurship. Our continuous efforts made regarding climate change or compliance have resulted in the consecutive inclusion in global ESG indices.

 We will continue to conduct ESG initiatives that are the expression of Rakuten’s way, and to increase transparency of the company by disclosing information in a timely and appropriate manner.

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

 

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