Mizuho positions the ongoing promotion of financial education as a key initiative in the FY2016–18 Group CSR Initiative Policy.
With the use of electronic money and the like, cashless transactions in which people do not directly handle money in everyday life are becoming more common. At the same time, financial crimes such as billing fraud and fraudulent transactions are on the rise. In this situation, the need for "financial education" that again teaches children the role, the value, and the importance of money and that cultivates children's money sense and morality has been pointed out.
Mizuho supports financial education at the elementary and secondary education level and the higher education level based on the belief that it is better to have a deep understanding of finance at a young age in order to live independently in an increasingly complex and globalized society, harnessing the Group's wide range of practical knowledge and know–how about finance nurtured through the provision of comprehensive financial services.
Initiative Details, Targets, Achievements
In the areas of elementary and secondary education, Mizuho is conducting research jointly with Tokyo Gakugei University, supporting financial education programs for teachers, and providing work experience opportunities for elementary and junior high school students. In the area of higher education, we have funded lectures and courses at universities.
In addition to pursuing these initiatives in Japan, we are undertaking a wide array of measures overseas that meet the needs of individual countries.
Financial education initiative participants (FY2016–18): 36,000+
This is a revised target, after we reached our initial target of 20,000+ in FY2017.
Participants FY2016-2017: 28,006
Cumulative total FY2006–2017: approx. 77,000