Canon Marketing Japan Inc. ("Canon MJ") has proactively disclosed information of high interest to shareholders and investors and has proactively responded to inquiries from evaluation organizations.
Inclusion in the ESG Indices
In the operation of investment trusts, the concept of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) investment, adopting evaluation standards for corporate response to the ESG matters, has been attracting attention from the market. Our sustainability initiatives have been highly evaluated by ESG evaluation organizations, resulting in Canon MJ being included in the following ESG indices.
Canon MJ has been included in the FTSE4Good Index. FTSE4Good Index is an ESG index developed by FTSE Russell, wholly owned by the London Stock Exchange, which selects corporations satisfying its standards for performance in ESG practices.
This index has been used by investors making investments focusing on the social responsibilities and business continuity of corporations as one of the key criteria in making their investment decisions.
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
Canon MJ has been included in the FTSE Blossom Japan Index. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index, developed by FTSE Russell, is an index designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies demonstrating good ESG practices for unbiased evaluation across different industries. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index includes companies meeting diverse standards with respect to ESG practices.
FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index
Canon MJ has been included in the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index. FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index is an ESG index developed by FTSE Russell, wholly owned by the London Stock Exchange. This index is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies demonstrating good ESG practices for unbiased evaluation across different industry sectors. Additionally, in order to promote a shift to low-carbon economy, from the companies whose greenhouse gas emissions are high, only the companies whose actions of the improvement were evaluated by TPI (Transition Pathway Initiative) management quality score were included in this index.
MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
Canon MJ has been included in the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index. This is an ESG index developed by MSCI INC., a global index compiler. This index consists of excellent companies demonstrating good ESG practices from the constituents of mother index “MSCI Japan IMI”.
- *THE INCLUSION OF Canon Marketing Japan Inc. IN ANY MSCI INDEX, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HEREIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT OR PROMOTION OF Canon Marketing Japan Inc. BY MSCI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES.
THE MSCI INDEXES ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF MSCI. MSCI AND THE MSCI INDEX NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES.
S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
Canon MJ has been included in the S&P/JPX CARBON EFFICIENT INDEX. The universe of this index is “TOPIX”, a representative stock index showing the trend of the Japanese market. After the disclosure situation of the environmental information and a standard of the carbon effectiveness of the constituents is examined, individual weight is decided. This index aims to promote the environmental initiatives and information disclosure of the whole market and activate the stock market by adapting a rule to raise the weights of the companies who provide sufficient disclosure on environmental information or who have high carbon effectiveness.
SOMPO Sustainability Index
Canon MJ has been included in the Sompo Sustainability Index. This index is a unique active index developed by Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd. and consists of approximately 300 constituents who are excellent in the ESG initiatives. The Sompo Sustainability Index is used in the SOMPO Sustainable Investment. The SOMPO Sustainable Investment is a socially responsible investment product geared towards pension funds/institutional investors.