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Japan’s big public funds adopt GPIF’s equity-heavy asset allocation targets(P&I)

Japan’s big public funds adopt GPIF’s equity-heavy asset allocation targets(P&I)

Three large pension funds for public employees in Japan on Friday signed on to the equity-heavy asset allocation targets announced last October by the ¥137 trillion ($1.13 trillion) Government Pension Investment Fund, Tokyo.(By Douglas Appell) … Read entire article »

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“Youthful energy and stamina are on the side of the fossil fuel divestment campaign” – banks’ coal money speaks loudly, but we can be louder!(BankTrack)

“Youthful energy and stamina are on the side of the fossil fuel divestment campaign” – banks’ coal money speaks loudly, but we can be louder!(BankTrack)

By Yann Louvel and Greig Aitken, BankTrack, 13 February 2015. Global Divestment Day kicks off today, and is set to feature over 400 actions across six continents on Friday and Saturday. … Read entire article »

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MOE study group proposed new information disclosure procedue for newly listed market of renewable funds 2015 in Japan (FGW)

MOE study group proposed new information disclosure procedue for newly listed market of renewable funds 2015 in Japan (FGW)

Green Investment Study Group led by the Ministry of Environment in Japan finalized its interim report which asks to introduce clear and specific information disclosure procedure of Tokyo Stock Exchange’s expected new listed market for infrastructure funds including renewable energy business in 2015. … Read entire article »

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New Climate Bonds Senior Fellow: Motoko Aizawa, expert in standard setting, ex-IFC & leading figure Equator Principles dvlpt,to be on Climate Bonds Standard(CBI)

New Climate Bonds Senior Fellow: Motoko Aizawa, expert in standard setting, ex-IFC & leading figure Equator Principles dvlpt,to be on Climate Bonds Standard(CBI)

As of November 1, 2014, Motoko Aizawa will join the Climate Bond Initiative as Senior Fellow and advise on further development of the Climate Bond Standards scheme. And what a catch she is! … Read entire article »

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DBJ has mandated Joint Lead Managers for a potential inaugural DBJ Green Bond transaction (DBJ)

DBJ has mandated Joint Lead Managers for a potential inaugural DBJ Green Bond transaction (DBJ)

Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ; President and Chief Executive Officer: Toru Hashimoto) has mandated Joint Lead Managers below for a potential inaugural DBJ Green Bond transaction. … Read entire article »

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Speculation over public pension reform bolstering Japanese stocks (Nikkei)

Speculation over public pension reform bolstering Japanese stocks (Nikkei)

TOKYO — The Japanese stock market is increasingly sensitive to change at the Government Pension Investment Fund, as the buzz grows over various comments by public figures in the past several months pointing to a more stock-heavy investment slant at the behemoth pension fund. … Read entire article »

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