The themes were set based on "Needs/Challenges related to ESG investment."

We have set the themes based on the opinions we have received from residents and businesses in Tokyo.
The businesses that are invited to apply for the "ESG Investment Subcategory" and the "SDGs Category" are respectively financial businesses engaged in promoting ESG investment, and businesses (including financial institutions) engaged in SDGs management.
Particularly outstanding businesses (approximately three businesses) among the applicants will be selected as the award-winning applicants. Among those awarded applicants, businesses that are particularly outstanding in its green finance initiatives will be awarded with the "Governor's Special Prize for Green Finance".

ESG investment subcategory

Themes of ESG investment subcategory

Category Themes
Proliferation and promotion of ESG investments 1. Promotion of understanding with regard to ESG investments (e.g., theoretical research, lobbying, public relations activities that convey the significance of ESG investments)
2. Market development for ESG investments (e.g., provision and disclosure of information, ratings, ensuring transparency, impact evaluation methods)
Environment 3. Climate change
4. Natural resources
5. Environmental market opportunities
Social 6. Human resources
7. Health and security & human rights
8. Consideration for others
Governance 9. Corporate governance
10. Corporate behavior
SDGs subcategory

Themes of SDGs subcategory

The themes of the SDGs category are the 17 goals included in the "Transforming Our World : The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" agenda adopted at the 70th session of the United Nations general assembly.

adopted at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly

* Reference from the United Nations website

Goal 1 [No poverty] End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 2 [Zero hunger] End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal 3 [Good health and well-being] Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 4 [Quality education] Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 5 [Gender equality] Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 6 [Clean water and sanitation] Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 7 [Affordable and clean energy] Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 8 [Decent work and economic growth] Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal 9 [Industry, innovation and infrastructure] Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 10 [Reduced inequality] Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 11 [Sustainable cities and communities] Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 12 [Responsible consumption and production] Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal 13 [Climate action] Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Goal 14 [Life below water] Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal 15 [Life on land] Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal 16 [Peace, justice and strong institutions] Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal 17 [Partnerships for the goals] Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

* Quoted from the United Nations website