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Promoting Environmental Friendliness in Society as a Whole through Our Business Activities

Four Environmental Business Areas

The group believes it is important to reduce the environmental burden it generates through its own business activities and to promote environment–friendliness in society as a whole through the financial products and services it offers as part of its core business. From this perspective, individual group companies are developing businesses that contribute to the environment according to the nature of their own operations.

Broadly speaking, Mizuho's environmental businesses can be divided into four categories. The first is finance — providing funds to companies that will promote environment–friendliness and businesses that will contribute to a reduction in the environmental burden. The second is consulting, surveys and research using the rich experience and advanced knowledge of the group, centered on the think tank MHIR. The third is the product development and sales of environment–friendly products. The fourth is initiatives for framework, in which Mizuho leverages its network and knowledge to create frameworks for promoting environmental friendliness. Looking ahead, we intend to engage in wide–ranging environmental business centered on these four sectors.

Finance

We actively conduct financing for companies that will promote environment–friendliness and businesses that will contribute to a reduction in the environmental burden.

Consulting Services, Surveys and Research

We provide managerial advice and consulting related to environmental issues.

Product Development and Sales

We develop and sell a lineup of financial products that incorporate environmental considerations.

Initiatives for Framework

In Japan and overseas, we are working to create frameworks for promoting environment friendliness throughout society.

Group Company Environmental Businesses
  Finance Consulting Services, Surveys and Research Product Development and Sales Initiatives for Framework
MHBK
  • Finance for environmentally–conscious companies
  • Environmentally–related project finance (solar thermal, solar power and wind power generation)
  • Environmental business matching
  • Intermediating emissions trading
  • Consulting on emission credit–related business (efforts to expand the scope of bilateral credit systems, etc.)
  • Line–up of SRI funds offered as investment products for defined contribution pension plans
  • Environmental city projects
  • Business promoting the J–Credit Scheme (in cooperation with MHIR)
MHTB  
  • Environmental risk surveys relating to real estate
  • Entrustment of investment trust Eco Funds
 
MHSC    
  • Sales of SRI funds
 
MHAM    
  • Development and management of SRI Funds
 
DIAM    
  • Development and management of SRI Funds
 
MHRI  
  • Surveys and research relating to environmental issues, energy and the environment
 
MHIR  
  • Support for clarifying CO2 emissions using the LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) method
  • Surveys, research and consulting relating to environmental issues, resources, energy and the environment
   

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