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Japan’s capital market is exposed to nature-related risks: new research by AIGCC

4 June 2024

Japan’s capital market and companies face moderate to high dependency on nature, especially the energy sector and the food, beverage and tobacco sector. The data shows that public equities in Japan are particularly exposed to nature-related risks, with 18%, or US$938 billion, of the local stock market’s capitalisation comprising companies in sectors with a higher direct dependence on nature.

日本の資本市場は、自然関連リスクに対するエクスポージャーを有する ― AIGCC(気候変動に関するアジア投資家グループ)による新たな調査―

4 June 2024

日本の資本市場と企業、特に、エネルギーセクターと食品・飲料・たばこセクターは、中程度~高度に自然に依存しています。AIGCCが本日発表するデータは、日本の公開株式が自然関連リスクに対して著しいエクスポージャーを有し、日本の株式市場の時価総額の18%(9,380億米ドル)が、自然に高度に直接依存しているセクターの企業で構成されていることを示しています。

New research: Over half of Asia Pacific’s economy directly dependent on nature.

24 April 2024

Asia Pacific’s (APAC) economies are particularly vulnerable to nature-related risks, including biodiversity loss, pollution and fresh water availability, according to data released today by the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) and PwC.

Empowering Thai Investors on their climate integration journey

9 April 2024

AIGCC collaborated with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand (SEC) to organise a virtual workshop on 22 March for over 80 investors on developing clear, comprehensive, and measurable climate action plans.

Managing deforestation risks: Crucial for investment resilience

13 March 2024

Now into its second year, AIGCC’s Forest and Land Use workstream will start focusing on implementation, with an emphasis on actions to phase out deforestation and land use conversion risks in investors’ portfolios. This year, the workstream aims to support investors in developing their forest commitment and policies and enable them to understand opportunities in the sustainable commodities supply chain.

AIGCC 2023 Year in Review

7 February 2024

For our 2023 Year in Review, we detail our progress on our work and programs under AIGCC and our key strategic pillars - investor practice, policy advocacy, and corporate engagement, as well as a closer look at select markets - Japan, China, and South Korea.

New Research on Asian Investors Shows High Recognition of Climate Risks and Opportunities

30 November 2023

New data analysing the climate practices of 183 Asia-headquartered investors with $33 trillion under management shows a high recognition of climate risks and opportunities, widespread formal climate disclosures, and long-term target setting.