See Japan in a different light: How investors get ESG in world's third-largest economy wrong

Give the country due credit for green efforts

clock • 4 min read
Richard Kaye of Comgest

Richard Kaye of Comgest

Greenwashing is a persistent and growing problem in the ESG landscape. However, many companies in Japan suffer from this issue in reverse and we believe their ESG ratings are often significantly worse than they deserve.

ESG minded investors who might be thinking about avoiding Japanese companies should take note: all may be not what it seems. The biggest hurdle is the relative lack of thorough analyst coverage of...

To continue reading this article...

Join Investment week

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the investment industry, including the Sustainable Hub covering fund news from the ESG space
  • Get ahead of regulatory and technological changes affecting fund management
  • Important and breaking news stories selected by the editors delivered straight to your inbox each day
  • Weekly members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from leading industry experts
  • Be the first to hear about our extensive events schedule and awards programmes

Join now


Already an Investment Week


More on Asia

Felix Odey, Portfolio Manager, Schroders

Partner Content: Sustainable investing - The opportunities in adapting Food and Water systems

Food and water systems need to adapt to grow and become more sustainable, and investors can harness this untapped potential

clock 27 May 2022 • 1 min read
Dale Nicholls, portfolio manager of the Fidelity China Special Situations trust

Fidelity's Nicholls bets on Alibaba and ByteDance

Predicts short-term slowdown

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
clock 26 May 2022 • 3 min read
Krane lists electric vehicle ETF on London Stock Exchange

KraneShares lists electric vehicle ETF on London Stock Exchange

Tracks Bloomberg index

clock 26 May 2022 • 1 min read