Winning Japan’s ‘Green Finance Subsidy Program’, RepRisk will contribute to the acceleration of green finance in Japan via best-in-class ESG risk data
TOKYO, May 23, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RepRisk, a leading ESG data science firm combining machine learning and human intelligence to identify ESG risks, is proud to announce the opening of their Tokyo office, marking the permanent physical presence of RepRisk in Japan.
RepRisk was one of six companies who won the ‘Green Finance Subsidy Program for Tokyo Market Entry’ in March, which aims to promote green finance investments to overseas asset managers and fintech companies when they start new businesses in Tokyo to promote sustainable growth in the post-COVID-19 recovery.
"There’s a revolution in green finance occurring in Japan, and RepRisk is excited to contribute to this movement with a permanent office and presence in Tokyo," said Alexandra Mihailescu-Cichon, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Additionally, we are excited to announce our two new team members Motoko Kuze, our new General Manager and Senior ESG Advisor, and Yoko Seto, our new Senior ESG Account Manager, who will be helping to bring the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of ESG risks to Japan’s leading banks, insurances, institutional investors, and asset managers."
"RepRisk data covers a wide range of companies and projects globally and gives us easy access to associated ESG information. From global ESG topics to local media articles, materiality analysis based on global frameworks, and peer comparison with ESG scores, we can identify and track material ESG risks which would cause reputational impacts on them and ourselves," said Amane Yamazaki, Head of Sustainable Business Division at MUFG Bank. "We are excited to welcome their new office in Japan and look forward to further strengthening our ties."
A pioneer in ESG data science, the flagship RepRisk ESG Risk Platform provides unique risk profiles for more than 200,000 public and private companies and more than 55,000 infrastructure projects. With this step, RepRisk will further grow their presence and client and partner base with leading Japanese investors. Since 2006, RepRisk has built a consistent dataset with a rules-based and transparent methodology that goes back 15 years – the longest time series in the industry. RepRisk’s outside-in approach exclusively looks at a company from an external perspective, which serves as a reality check for how a company manages ESG issues and conducts its business on the ground.
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Switzerland, RepRisk is a pioneer in ESG data science that leverages the combination of AI and machine learning with human intelligence to systematically analyze public information and identify material ESG risks. RepRisk’s flagship product, the RepRisk ESG Risk Platform, is the world’s largest and most comprehensive due diligence database on ESG and business conduct risks, with expertise in 23 languages and coverage of 200,000+ public and private companies and 55,000+ infrastructure projects. For more than a decade, the world’s leading financial institutions and corporations have trusted RepRisk for due diligence and risk management across their operations, business relationships, and investments. Find out more on reprisk.com.
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