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

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Richard Kaye of Comgest
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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...

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