Our Group participates in various initiatives and strives to create shared value with society. We will continue to work to identify and address a diverse range of sustainability issues.

Participation in the United Nations Global Compact*

The MS&AD Insurance Group strives to carry out corporate activities with respect to the principles of the UN Global Compact. Furthermore, our Group is involved in the operation and activities of the Global Compact Network Japan, a local network of the UN Global Compact, by serving as an organizer of working sessions.

 

* An initiative advocated by the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 1999. It requires global companies to comply with and practice 10 principles related to human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

The Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

The MS&AD Insurance Group has been seeking out what are the best practices for financial institutions that take into account environmental and social sustainability, and it has been participating in the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) to disseminate and promote these best practices. Our Company has signed on to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) published by UNEP FI.


Signatory to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Principles for Financial Action toward a Sustainable Society in the 21st Century (PFA21)

In October 2011, “Principles for Financial Action toward a Sustainable Society in the 21st Century (PFA21)” and “Business-specific Guidelines (insurance, deposits, loans and leases, investment management, securities and investment banking) ”were released in Japan as action guidelines for financial institutions that wish to fulfill their responsibilities and roles in building a sustainable society.

 

MS&AD Holdings, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance, Mitsui Direct General Insurance, Mitsui Sumitomo Aioi Life Insurance, Mitsui Sumitomo Primary Life Insurance, and MS&AD InterRisk Research & Consulting have signed, showing their intent to follow these principles.

Principles for Responsible Institutional Investors (Japanʼs Stewardship Code)

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance and Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance, from the perspective of fulfilling their social responsibility as institutional investors, have announced their support for Japan’s Stewardship Code, a code of behavior laid out for institutional investors.

 

Our Policies According to Japan’s Stewardship Code (Japanese only)

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is working on developing a framework for companies and other organizations to disclose climate-related information. The Group is promoting information disclosures in line with its recommendations.

 

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

PCAF (Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials)

The MS & AD Insurance Group is a member of the PCAF, which has been developing measurement/disclosure methods for GHG emissions related to loans/investments and insurance portfolios.
We will promote the measurement and disclosure of GHG emissions by financial institutions with the aim of contributing to emissions reduction across society as a whole. And we will also contribute to the realization of a decarbonized society by measuring and disclosing our GHG emissions of investment and underwriting portfolios.

NZIA (Net-Zero Insurance Alliance)

To aim at achieving net-zero GHG emissions in insurance underwriting portfolios by 2050, the MS&AD Insurance Group has joined “Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA)” which are developing the method to measure GHG emissions from insurance portfolios, to set the target consistent with the Paris Agreement, and to support corporate decarbonization. We will be actively involved in development of international standards for the method to measure and set the target of GHG emissions in the insurance underwriting portfolio. We also contribute to the transition to net zero society by providing the risk solution of decarbonization for the companies.

GFANZ (Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero)

The MS&AD Insurance Group is a member of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) which is a forum for financial institutions’ to transition to net zero. We contribute to the transition to net zero by financial institutions.

CDP

The CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) is an independent nonprofit organization with the world's largest database for corporate measures against climate changes, and corporations and organizations across the world have disclosed their greenhouse gas emissions and measures against climate change through CDP. The MS&AD Insurance Group subscribes to CDP’s approaches and continuously submits new data.

Challenge Zero (innovation challenges toward a decarbonized society) Declaration

In June 2020, we subscribed to the "Declaration on Challenge Zero" released by Keidanren (japan Business Federation in support of achieving a net zero regarding greenhouse gas emissions as early as possible, in line with the goal of the Paris Agreement.

Japan Climate Initiative

The MS&AD Insurance Group has signed up to the Japan Climate Initiative.
The Initiative was launched in 2018 with the aim of enhancing Japan’s efforts to address climate change and sharing information on such efforts with the rest of the world. Under the Initiative, Companies, local governments and NGOs that are actively engaged in climate change actions to cooperate toward achieving the goal.

Paris Pledge for Action

We support the “Paris Agreement,” which countries all across the world affirmed in December 2015 to tackle climate change, and we have signaled our intention to work toward this goal by signing the “Paris Pledge for Action.”

Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)

The MS&AD Insurance Group is taking part in activities of Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), which is aimed at promoting nature-positive financial flow. We have also established and have been operating the TNFD Consulting Group of Japan, a forum for promoting understanding of TNFD, etc.

Natural Capital Finance Alliance

In July 2016, our Group signed the Natural Capital Declaration, which calls on financial institutions to incorporate the concept of “natural capital” into their financial products and services subscribing to the purpose of the Declaration.
(The Natural Capital Declaration has been reorganized as the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA).)

Business for Nature

In June 2020, the MS&AD Insurance Group subscribed to the purpose of Business for Nature, a global coalition which calls on governments to adopt ambitious nature and environmental policies.

Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity (JBIB)

In regards to conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of biological resources, MS&AD Holdings has been serving as the chair company of the Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity (JBIB), which brings companies together for joint research projects on biodiversity, since JBIB’s founding in April 2008.


Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity (JBIB) and  “The Story of Biodiversity Told by Companies”

30by30 Alliance

In order to contribute to realization of 30by30, a global target of designating at least 30% of the world’s land and oceans as protected/conserved areas by 2030, the MS&AD Insurance Group has been taking part in the 30by30 Alliance for Biodiversity headed by the Ministry of the Environment. The Group is working to contribute to realization of the target by promoting conservation of its own green zone.

“Plastics Smart” Forum

We participated in the Plastics Smart campaign promoted by the Ministry of the Environment and joined the Plastics Smart Forum in July 2019. We will tackle the problem of plastic waste more actively than ever before.

30% Club Japan

In May 2019, in line with the company’s vision, MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings became a member of the 30% Club Japan, part of a global campaign aimed at developing female board members. Regarding gender diversity as an urgent business issue that companies need to address, and placing importance on diversity among decision-makers, the Company has been mounting efforts to cultivate female executives within the Group.