Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) on stewardship and ESG

Hiro Mizuno, chief investment officer of Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund, says in an interview to the FT of December 12, 2019 that it values stewardship and it is going to embrace ESG factors fully in all the investment of the GPIF.

GPIF is the world’s largest pension fund. It manages the pension reserves of Japan’s Employees Pension and the National Pension – two of the main pension public pensions. The fund was established in 2006 to supplement Japan’s pension payments for the next century, it has ¥156.4trn (€1.2trn) of assets under management, and its constituents are the world’s fastest ageing population. Its role is to preserve and to grow its capital pool through stable, long-term returns.

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