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Support for Environmental/Social Consideration in Investment and Financing (Response to the Equator Principles, etc.)

Utilizing our extensive knowledge of local legislations around the world as well as international guidelines, we provide support in evaluating projects, including supply chain management, from environmental and social perspectives to financial institutions and the project proponent who are considering fundraising.
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For financial institutions and investors who support corporate activity from the financial side, the importance of evaluation of project related the environmental and social aspects they will finance or invest continues to increase. On the other hand, for propejct proponents who promote projects, executing projects with appropriate consideration for environmental and social aspects is vital for raising funds.
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Support for environmental and social risk assessments
Considering various conditions such as the characteristics of the project and the location of the project site, E&ES evaluates whether consideration of environmental and social risks such as pollution control, natural environment, social environment and accident prevention is appropriate in accordance with the country legislations where the project is to be implemented and international guidelines. In this way, E&ES support financial institutions in their assessment and the project proponent in their smooth financing process.
Service Examples
Support for assessment (Due Dilignece) of projects’ environmental and social risk
Studies of the environmental and social systems of projects’ host countries
Studies of environmental and social impacts by sector (examples: renewable energy, oil and gas development, thermal power generation, and mining)
Studies of guidelines for financial institutions
Studies of industry-specific guidelines (good practices)
Support for supply chain audits
Equator Principles
The Equator Principles is a framework that financial institutions use when financing a project involving large-scale development or construction to identify, assess, and manage that project related environmental and social risks.
The latest Equator Principles (EP4) had come into full effect on October 1, 2020. Projects must meets requirements of the Equator Principles financed from finantial institutions that have adopted the EP4.
IFC Performance Standards
IFC Performance Standards are th standard estblished by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) which asks its customers to comply with as a lending condition.
Countries and projects that are financed by the IFC are required to meet these requirements. These performance standards have now been adopted as international bench mark and are required of projects by many financial institutions, not only IFC.
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Support for human rights risk assessments
Recently, the manner in which projects deal with their stakeholders (local residents, workers, etc.) has been increasingly turning into a human rights issue. As a result, project proponents are being required to take actions to consider human rights.
We provide support in assessing consideration for human rights, identifining good practices and the like, and introducing initiatives tailored to specific projects. This support extends to supply chains and is based on industry-specific standards (such as those of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) and Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI)).
Service Examples
Identification of projects related human rights risks
Studies of international trends concerning human rights issues
Studies of guidelines for financial institutions
Studies of industry-specific guidelines (good practices)
Codes of conduct for supply chains
Various industrial bodies have formulated supply chain codes of conduct covering multiple fields, including the environment, labor, and health and safety. For example, the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) in the electronics industry and the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI) in the pharmaceuticals industry are well knowned.
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Support for climate change risk assessment
Interest in climate change has been steadily rising since the Paris Agreement came into effect in 2016. This is evidenced by efforts aimed at disclosing information on climate change risk by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and others. It is anticipated that, in some cases, consideration of climate change risk will be required not only at the company level but also at the project level.
We evaluate projects to determine their climate change-related risks.
Service Examples
Calculating projects’ CO2 emission volume and its reductions
Studies and assessments to identify and formulate countermeasures to climate change risks (physical risks and transition risks)
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Sustainable Bond and Loan Evaluation Support
Support for environmental effect (green effect) assessments We evaluate the environmental effect (green effect) of targeted companies and projects based on international guidelines―specifically the Green Bond Principles and Green Loan Principles.
Support for evaluation of ESG factors We support evaluation of ESG activities by companies targeted for investment by institutional investors.

 

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