Undertaking Responsible Investment to Contribute to Resolving Social Issues

The MS&AD Insurance Group is engaged in initiatives in the areas of insurance underwriting and investment analysis, which take the environment, society, and governance (ESG) into consideration.

Signing to the Principles for Responsible Investment

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In June 2015, the Group became a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative, which seeks to incorporate environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues into the investment decision-making process. We will contribute to resolving social issues through business investment and the provision of financial products and services. We will strive to develop the process for investment taking into account ESG elements, aiming to expand investment opportunities in new fields.


Practice the Japanese Version of the Stewardship Code

From the perspective of fulfilling their social responsibility as institutional investors, MSI and ADI announced in May 2014 their agreement with, and acceptance of, the Japanese version of the Stewardship Code, a code of behavior laid out for institutional investors. We are moving forward on constructive dialogue with an ESG insight with investee companies in line with this code. The total number of dialogues held by both companies in fiscal 2015 reached 521 from 353 in fiscal 2014.

新しいウィンドウが開きますMSI Our Policies According to the Japanese Version of the Stewardship Code

新しいウィンドウが開きますADI Our Policies According to the Japanese Version of the Stewardship Code


Environmental, Society, Governance Friendly Investment and Loan

At the MS&AD Insurance Group, we are promoting approaches to diffusion of natural energy generation and corporate tasks (ESG) for environment, society and governance by providing financial investments.

At MSI, as consistent part of our asset management business, investments are made in funds deeply associated with environment. Through the funds of our investment, our capital is being fully utilized in natural energy (wind, solar, etc.) generation in the US and Italy and in clean energy projects in Asia. Through the capital contribution to Mirai Creation Fund established by the SPARX Group, we will contribute to the acceleration of innovation by supporting companies with technology to drive growth towards the future society including artificial intelligence, robotics, and technologies to help realize a hydrogen-based society.
Furthermore, investments in equity funds are also made, upon evaluating investment opportunities for individual enterprise's response to environment and society issues.

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital Co.,Ltd. specializing in investments in venture enterprises is investing in natural energy companies contributing to the environment and manufacturer of water treatment system, recycled materials and other eco-friendly products.

At Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Co.,Ltd., we signed UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) an Affiliated Company, has taken in not only financial elements but also non-financial elements such as environment/society/governance (ESG) factors into the corporate analysis/evaluation scheme, thereby improving high-quality research and operation performance.

MS&AD Insurance Group takes its social responsibilities and roles as a global financial institution seriously. With a view to strengthening its efforts to ensure environmental and social sustainability as well as spreading these efforts to society at large, it participates in a variety of domestic and international initiatives.

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