Today, on 24th November, the European Commission and Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA) issued the joint statement on the 2nd Meeting of the EU-Japan Joint Financial Regulatory Forum and announced that Japan joined the International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF). It also announced that Japan will co-chair the newly created  IPSF working group on sustainability-related disclosure, along with Switzerland and the EU.

JBCE has always promoted open global decision-making, and in that regard, the IPSF holds a crucial role in promoting sustainable finance internationally. As such, we have advocated for Japan’s participation, and therefore can only warmly welcome the Japanese government’s decision to join the IPSF and co-charing sustainability-related disclosure working group.

At JBCE, we are firm believers that sustainable finance will make an important contribution to the Paris Agreement and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and we are eager to continue engaging with sustainable finance discussions.