ESG and Sustainability

Recently, domestic and international rules and guidelines on ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and sustainability have been rapidly established, and investments and loans that take ESG factors into consideration have been swiftly increasing. In line with these trends, it has been pointed out that Japanese companies should promote ESG-related risk management, create profit opportunities, and properly disclose such efforts to be highly evaluated in the stock market and obtain more sustainability-conscious financing, as well as enhance the competitiveness of their businesses.

Our firm provides a full range of consultation services for the issues faced by companies in all aspects of ESG and sustainability-related matters in normal times and in emergencies, including handling shareholder relations, disclosing information, responding to business and human rights' concerns, providing advice on sustainable finance, and handling environmental disputes and scandals, taking into account the latest information on ESG and sustainability, which is constantly being updated. Our dedicated ESG team works with attorneys who have extensive knowledge and experience in their respective areas of expertise to provide appropriate legal advice in accordance with each company's situation.

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PublicationsArchives

2023.05.11
The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides Japan Environmental, Social and Governance
2023.05.09
Measures needed by Japanese companies in the face of greenwashing and the anti-ESG movement - Verification of important ESG factors in legal DD during M&A and subsidiary management
2023.02.28
Impact of the Enactment of the German Act, "Act on Corporate Due Diligence in Supply Chains," on Japanese Companies
2023.01.13
[Companies Act] Implementation of Human Rights Due Diligence Based on the Government Guideline
2022.11.25
Implementation of Human Rights Due Diligence in Financial Institutions (Volume 2) - In Light of the Government Guidelines and International Trends -
2022.11.18
New Trends in ESG and M&A /[Part 6]Trends in Diversity that are Crucial for Management Strategy -- Key Issues on Labor Environment, D&I and LGBTQ
2022.11.14
Implementation of Human Rights Due Diligence in Financial Institutions (Volume 1) - In Light of the Government Guidelines and International Trends -
2022.09.29
Commentary on the "Guidelines for Respecting Human Rights in Responsible Supply Chains, etc." and its Impact on Corporate Practices
2022.09.26
New Trends in ESG and M&A / Environment and Litigation- Focusing on the rapid increase in Climate Change Litigation around the world
2022.09.08
New Trends in ESG and M&A / the Latest Trends in Business and Human Rights and Practice
2022.07.25
[Legal] New Trends in ESG and M&A (Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners)/[2] Points on Sustainability Information Disclosure and the Required Legal Practice
2021.12.27
ESG Proposals and Long-Term Investment as Prerequisites (An Interview Article)
2021.11.10
Recommendation of ESG Investment to Individual Investors and Customer Oriented Business Operation
2021.08.25
Institutionalization of Globally Competitive ESG and Sustainability Disclosure - In Light of the Publication of the "Report by the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance" (Dated June 18, 2021) -
2021.06.10
Volume 2 [2021 Revision] Legal Practice on ESG Disclosure in Light of the Corporate Governance Code Revisions Plan
2021.06.02
Volume 1 [2021 Revision] The Principles of Corporate Governance Code regarding ESG and its Legal Practice

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SeminarsArchives

2023.11.14
【Online Seminar】Recent Trends in Legal Affairs Related to ESG/Sustainability: (8) Trends in the Practice of Sustainability Governance
2023.07.07
【Online Seminar】Management to Achieve Decarbonization and Corporate PPAs
2023.07.05
【Online Seminar】Recent Trends in Europe Seen from the Basics of German M&As
2023.06.28
【Online Seminar】Recent Trends in Legal Affairs Related to ESG/Sustainability: (7)Carbon Neutral (Decarbonization)
2023.06.13
【Online Seminar】Recent Trends in Legal Affairs Related to ESG/Sustainability: (6)The Latest Practice on "Business and Human Rights" in Japan - Following the Release of the Reference Material on Practical Approaches
2023.04.07
【Onilne Seminar】Recent Trends in Legal Affairs Related to ESG/Sustainability: (5) Litigation Related to Climatic Change and Greenwashing
2023.03.16
【Onilne Seminar】Recent Trends in Legal Affairs Related to ESG/Sustainability: (4) The Movement to Legislate Due Diligence for Human Rights and the Environment and the Impact Thereof on Japanese Companies - With a Focus on the New German Law -
2023.02.22
【Onilne Seminar】Recent Trends in Legal Affairs Related to ESG/Sustainability: (3) Labor Environment (Diversity & Inclusion, etc.)
2023.02.06
【Onilne Seminar: Video Streaming】 Recent Trends in Legal Affairs Related to ESG/Sustainability: (2) ESG/Sustainability Disclosures - With a Focus on the Disclosures That Are Required in the Securities Reports Starting From the Year Ending March 2023 -
2023.02.03
【Onilne Seminar】Recent Trends in Legal Affairs Related to ESG/Sustainability: (2) ESG/Sustainability Disclosures - With a Focus on the Disclosures That Are Required in the Securities Reports Starting From the Year Ending March 2023 -
2023.01.12
【Onilne Seminar】Recent Trends in Legal Affairs Related to ESG/Sustainability: (1) Sustainable Finance
2022.12.09
Corporate management and ESG
2022.11.08
Guest Speaker, "International Human Rights" (Fall Semester 2022), College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University
2022.10.17
Osaka Bar Association Training Program "The Latest Trends and Practical Responses on Business and Human Rights"
2022.03.15
【Live Streaming】 Latest Regulatory Trends of ESG and Sustainability and Legal Practice - Sustainability Disclosures and Human Rights Due Diligence - MUFG Business Seminar and Bengo4.com, Inc. Project
2021.12.06
【Online Seminar】 Can it be Used for Fund Raising? ESG Management to Begin Next Year - MUFG Business Seminar and Bengo4.com, Inc. Project
2021.11.04
【Online Seminar: Video Streaming】 Legal Practice for Compliance with the Revised Corporate Governance Code - Toward an Era of Sustainability Governance -

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