Pioneering Aozora ESG Framework Loan Drives Sustainable Finance
A Step Forward in Creating a Sustainable Society
Tokyo-based Sun Frontier Fudousan Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Aozora Bank, Ltd., enthusiastically announced the successful completion of Aozora Positive Impact financing.
This significant milestone proudly marks the launch of the first positive impact finance initiative based on the Aozora ESG Framework Loan, a self-assessed and sustainable financing method thoughtfully offered by the bank.
Defining “Positive Impact Finance”
Striving Towards a Greener and More Socially Responsible Economy
Under the “Positive Impact Finance” concept, corporate activities are thoroughly analyzed to gauge their impact on the environment, society, and the economy. This innovative financing mechanism emphasizes continuous support for activities that leave a positive mark on the world while minimizing any negative repercussions.
On June 1, 2022, Aozora Bank received a second opinion from Rating and Investment Information, Inc., which significantly validated its compliance with international principles.
Additionally, the groundbreaking “Aozora Positive Impact Finance” initiative, meticulously evaluated by the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative, firmly conforms to the positive impact finance principles established by the United Nations Environment Program.
Advancing Sustainability through Corporate Values
Altruism and Responsibility at the Core
Aozora Bank’s Sustainability Vision passionately champions the realization of a sustainable society through business activities that embody its corporate credo of altruism.
Furthermore, the bank is dedicated to proactively addressing critical social issues, including protection, regional revitalization, and human resource development, as vital aspects of its materiality framework.
Delighted by the well-deserved recognition of their efforts, Aozora Bank warmly expresses gratitude for the unprecedented support received for the loan.
Moreover, guided by its founding corporate philosophy of preserving invaluable resources and nurturing lasting prosperity for all living beings, the Group remains unwaveringly committed to creating a sustainable society that fosters joy and happiness among its customers.
United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
Leading Global Financial Institutions Towards Sustainable Practices