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Mizuho is distributing environmental information through various events, lectures, seminars, etc.

Environmental Events

The Environmental Art Contest

Mizuho cosponsors the All–Japan Elementary and Junior High School Students' Environmental Art Contest. This contest is held annually to provide elementary and junior high school students with the opportunity to address the importance of nature and the development of towns where we can live comfortably. A total of 4,061 pieces of art by elementary and junior high school students were submitted to the 18th contest in 2014, of which 34 were selected as winners of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology encouragement Prize, the Minister of the Environment Prize and other prizes.

Photo: Mizuho Award (Elementary school class winner)

Mizuho Award
(Elementary school class winner)

Photo: Mizuho Award (Junior high school class winner)

Mizuho Award
(Junior high school class winner)

List of Seminars and Lectures

List of Seminars and Lectures Delivered and Participated on the Environment (FY2013 to 2014)

Mizuho Bank (MHBK)
Date Names of Seminars and Lectures
Jun 12, 2014 Hosted a seminar on the Equator Principles at the MHBK head office for an audience that included the Central Bank of Mongolia, 10 commercial banks and the Mongolian Bankers Association, the Ministry of the Environment and Green Development of Mongolia, the International Finance Corp., and others
Jul 25, 2014 Held a seminar titled "Sustainability and Environmental/Social Risk Management" jointly with the International Finance Corp. for the Central Bank of Thailand, major commercial banks and the Thailand Bankers Association, and others, at the MHBK branch in Bangkok, Thailand
Sep 3, 2014 Gave a lecture on the Equator Principles at a regular meeting of the Taiwan Bankers Association
Oct 21, 2014 Gave a presentation on the Equator Principles at a workshop entitled "Environmental Finance: Sustainability and Finance" at the Sophia University Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies. The audience included students of Sophia University as well as participants from the Ministry of the Environment (Japan), financial institutions, and other companies
Oct 28, 2014 Participated in the annual general meeting of the Equator Principles Association. As the bank chairing this association, acted as moderator for meetings dealing with climate change, biodiversity, human rights, and other topics and in the end summarized the various discussions
Dec 16, 2014 Participated as a panelist in a discussion regarding the Equator Principles at Deposit/ Loan/ Leasing Working Group's sub–committee of the "Principles of Financial Action for the 21st Century"
Jan 22, 2015 Gave a lecture on the Equator Principles, at a meeting of the Environmental and Social Risk Management Study Group jointly held by the International Finance Corp. and the China Banking Association. The participants were representatives of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, Ministry of Environmental Protection, commercial banks, and others
Feb 4, 2015 Participated as a panelist at a seminar entitled "Sustainable Finance" held by ERM Japan for various companies
Mizuho Information & Research Institute (MHIR)
Date Names of Seminars and Lectures
Mar 17, 2014 Mizuho Business Innovation Forum: Integrated Reports from the Viewpoint of Responsible Investing/Non–Financial Information: What is the Integrated Mind-set We Should Know before Preparing Integrated Reports?
Jun 31, 2014 Fourth "Policy Dialogue on Chemical Substances and the Environment" Business entrusted from the Ministry of the Environment
Nov 21, 2013 International Workshop "Scope 3 and LCA Organization"
Oct 22, 2013 Seminar for Development of the Low–Carbon Society in Asia
Oct and Nov 2013
Jan 2014
Study Group for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Solutions
  • 65th Session: "What has the Fifth IPCC Assessment Report revealed"
  • 6th Session "Separation of Electric Power Generation and Distribution in Western countries and Current State of Power Deregulation"
  • 67th Session "Results of COP 18 and Future Developments"
Oct 2013 Practical Course on LCA
  • Lecture: "Use of Lifecycle assessment"
  • Special Event: "Water footprint and Environmental footprint"
  • Introductory Course: "LCA Starting from Zero"
  • Elementary Course: "Putting LCA into Practice"
  • Practical Course "Hints and Know-how for Solving Problems"
  • Practice Course: "Improving LCA Calculation Technology"
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec 2013, Feb 2014 Practical Lecture(s): "Method of Communicating Chemical Substances in Products (JAMP MSDSplus/JAMP AIS)"

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