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Research Institute for Environmental Finance (RIEF), formerly known as Finance GreenWatch, was launched in spring 2011 to monitor and gather information on Japanese financial institutions. The project looks at whether Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors are taken into consideration by companies in the screening and evaluation process, when providing loans and investing money in various economic activities. 

This initiative was borne out of our respect and regard for the important function of financial institutions in society. Finance is said to be like the blood stream of society and the economy: it provides the money necessary for people and companies to develop and sustain their activities. In addition to this role, they can also assess and encourage adherence to ESG factors through their transactions in society.

We would like to support these adhering financial activities, but at the same time, if the institutions are to disregard their primary funciton. we would send them a warning signal through information collected by this website. We, therefore, undetake the role of a financial watchdog in Japan.

Can financial institutions keep on being green both for their customers and themselves? We put this question to financiers from the point of view of citizens and markets. We not only monitor banks but also other financial institutions that deal with brokerage, insurance, asset management, pension funds etc. We coordinate with several NGO and NPO supporters both domestic and international as well to collect information. You are also invited to join us in putting information about financial institutions through to the public and markets via this website. Please contact us for more details.



BankTrack contact:
Yoshihiro Fujii
c/c Yoshihiro Fujii Sophia University 7-1 Kioicho Chiyoda-ku
102-8554 Tokyo
Japan
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFG
Bank of Tokyo - Mitsubishi UFJ is the largest bank in Japan. It was established on January 1, 2006, with the merger of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Ltd. and UFJ Bank Ltd.…
Mizuho Financial Group
Mizuho Financial Group is one of three Japanese "megabanks" (along with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group). The name "Mizuho" is an…
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) was established in April 2001 through the merger of two leading banks: the Sakura Bank Limited, and the Sumitomo Bank Limited.…


BankTrack contact:
Yoshihiro Fujii
c/c Yoshihiro Fujii Sophia University 7-1 Kioicho Chiyoda-ku
102-8554 Tokyo
Japan
Angra 3 nuclear power plant
Brazil
Baltic nuclear power plant- Kaliningrad
Russian Federation
In 2008 the local government in Russian Kaliningrad region and the Russian state-owned nuclear power corporation "Rosatom" announced a plan to build two nuclear reactors…
Cernavoda nuclear power plant (units 3 & 4)
Romania
The plans to build Romania's Cernavoda nuclear power plant are old - they were part of an energy policy devised by the dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu who was deposed in 1989…
Jaitapur nuclear power plant
India
The Jaitapur project plans to host two European Pressurised Reactors (EPRs) of 1,650 MWe each, with possible extension by four additional units. The Generation III+ class…
Lower Sesan 2 dam
Cambodia
Located on the Sesan River, just below the confluence of the Srepok River in Cambodia's Stung Treng Province Province, the large 400MW, $816 million Lower Sesan 2 hydropower…
Mochovce nuclear power plant (units 3 & 4)
Slovakia
The building of Slovakia's Mochovce 3 and 4 nuclear reactors is the longest running nuclear construction project anywhere in Europe. The reactors were designed by the Soviet…
Temelin nuclear power plant (units 3 & 4)
Czech Republic
The construction of the third and fourth reactors at the Czech Republic’s Temelin nuclear power plant is another Soviet era stop-start and much delayed farce. Like…
Visaginas nuclear power plant
Lithuania
Visaginas is the atomic phoenix the Lithuanian government hopes will rise from the ashes of the Ignalina nuclear power plant. Ignalina was finally closed in 2009 for safety…
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BankTrack contact:
Yoshihiro Fujii
c/c Yoshihiro Fujii Sophia University 7-1 Kioicho Chiyoda-ku
102-8554 Tokyo
Japan
2011


BankTrack contact:
Yoshihiro Fujii
c/c Yoshihiro Fujii Sophia University 7-1 Kioicho Chiyoda-ku
102-8554 Tokyo
Japan


BankTrack contact:
Yoshihiro Fujii
c/c Yoshihiro Fujii Sophia University 7-1 Kioicho Chiyoda-ku
102-8554 Tokyo
Japan
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