Details of the Initiative
Investing in ESG (Environment, Society, Governance) is a practical method of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), which is the theme of the financial sector of the SDGs advocated by the United Nations. We are interested in ESG investment, and for about 5 months from June 2020, we created various investment methods using virtual funds of 100 million yen while using Bloomberg’s very interesting data contents. The competition was attended by 240 university students from 34 universities and 80 teams in total. Due to the influence of COVID-19, there were restrictions on online information sharing only one information terminal but we have finished the paper. The title was completed under the theme of “Buying ETFs and ESG Investment by the Bank of Japan-Focusing on the Family / State Countervailing Holding Structure Against Major Free Floats”. After that, we developed this research and presented a comparative study about SDGs between Japan and the EU countries at the seminar competition of the Faculty of Business Administration.
I think many college students (Z-generation) these days are interested in investing in financial products such as stocks, bonds, foreign exchange, and Bitcoin (crypto assets), which were previously difficult to trade due to the introduction of Internet securities. But how do you invest in them? It can be confusing. Can you make appropriate investments while considering SDGs? Some students may want to make smart investments with an investment philosophy that can benefit society at the same time as making money from investments. Let’s try ESG investment together!