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Nippon Life Insurance Company Adopts the Equator Principles

April 1, 2019 Adoption News

Tokyo, April 1, 2019

Today Nippon Life Insurance Company has become a signatory of the Equator Principles.

Nippon Life initiated full-scale engagement in overseas project finance in 2017. When making project finance decisions, Nippon Life recognizes that environmental and social factors can take on heightened importance given that projects that involve large-scale development could potentially have major impacts on the natural environment and local communities. With this in mind, Nippon Life has decided to adopt the Equator Principles.

To date, 95 international financial institutions in 37 countries are signatories of the Equator Principles.

Read Nippon Life Insurance Company’s Press Release in English

Japan’s Norinchukin Bank adopts the Equator Principles

May 1, 2017 Adoption News

Tokyo, 01 May 2017

The Norinchukin Bank, one of Japan’s largest financial institution serving agricultural, fishery and forestry cooperatives, announced its adoption of the Equator Principles, a risk management framework, adopted by financial institutions, for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in projects. The Norinchukin Bank becomes the 90th member of the Equator Principles Association.

Announcement in Japanese