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Events and Publications

Mizuho is distributing environmental information through various events, lectures, seminars, etc.

Environmental Events

The Environmental Art Contest

Mizuho cosponsors the All–Japan Elementary and Junior High School Students' Environmental Art Contest. This contest is held annually to provide elementary and junior high school students with the opportunity to address the importance of nature and the development of towns where we can live comfortably.

List of Seminars and Lectures

List of Seminars and Lectures Delivered and Participated on the Environment (FY2016)

Mizuho Bank (MHBK)
Date Names of Seminars and Lectures
Dec 3, 2016 Chiba University of Commerce Open Symposium: "Creating a Sustainable Society and Consideration for the Environment: Based on Practical Application of the Equator Principles" (Third session)
Dec 1, 2016 Forum held by the International Finance Corporation (IFC): "Market Innovation for Sustainable Finance"
Nov 1, 2016 Seminar for the ASEAN Bankers Association's Visit to Japan: "Mizuho's Initiatives for the Environmental and Social Considerations"
Jun 4, 2016 Chiba University of Commerce Open Symposium: "Creating a Sustainable Society and Consideration for the Environment: Based on Practical Application of the Equator Principles" (Second session)
May 31, 2016 Forum held by the International Finance Corporation (IFC): "IFC Forum on Sustainable Finance — Environmental and Social Interventions in Financial Institutions Operations"
May 12, 2016 International Association for Impact Assessment's 16th annual meeting in Nagoya: "Business–Led Approaches for Promoting Biodiversity in Impact Assessment"
Mizuho Information & Research Institute (MHIR)
Date Names of Seminars and Lectures
Mar 2017, Aug, Sep, Nov, Dec 2016 GHG Solutions Workshop
  • No. 79: New Trends in CO2 Emission Reductions by Corporations – The SBT and the Future of Renewable Electricity.
  • No. 78: The outcome of COP22 and Future Developments
  • No. 77: The Washington Outlook: Trends in Energy and Climate Policies in North America after COP22 and the U.S. Presidential Election
  • No. 76: Significance of Strengthening the National Campaign to Stop Global Warming
  • No. 75: International Standardization: Possibilities and Prospects as the Key to Successful Promotion of Environmental and Energy Technologies in Overseas Countries.
Mar 2017 Latest International Development in Visualizing Environmental Burden Using LCA
Feb 2017 Seminar of "chemicals in products" for Working Level Personnel by JAMP
Feb 2017 Briefing session on the Green Climate Fund.
Jan, Feb 2017 Study Group on the Gas Business (27th and 28th meetings)
Feb 2017 International Symposium on CO2 Collection and Storage (CCS) on the Way to Creating a Low Carbon Society
Jan 2017, Aug 2016 Mizuho Business Innovation Forum
  • Current State of Hydrogen (CO2–Free) and Future Prospects: Toward Developing a Low Carbon Hydrogen Society
  • Toward Major Reductions in Greenhouse Effect Gases: Trends in International Discussions of Climate Change Policy as Related to the Economy and Society
Jan 2017, Jul 2016 Policy Dialogue on Chemical Substances and the Environment (10th and 11th meetings)
Jan 2017 Let's Consider a Sustainable Biomass Energy Business
Nov, Dec 2016 Training to Promote the Establishment of Local Recycling Zones – Aiming for Regional Vitalization through
Effective use of Circulative Resources (at Sendai and Tokyo)
Dec 2016 Implementing a Sustainable Biomass Energy Business
Dec 2016 A New Era in the Waste Disposal and Recycling Businesses
Oct 2016 Promoting Sustainable Development Based on Life–cycle Concepts and the Role of the Global LCA Data Access Networks

List of Seminars and Lectures Delivered and Participated on the Environment (FY2015)

Mizuho Bank (MHBK)
Date Names of Seminars and Lectures
Feb 27, 2016 Chiba University of Commerce open symposium entitled "Building a Sustainable Society and Environmental/Social Consciousness: The Role of the Japanese Financial Industry"
Nov 3, 2015 Carbon Trust, SIRIM Berhad joint seminar "Seminar on Product Carbon Labels: Opportunities for Policy Makers & Financial Institutions in a Low Carbon Economy" (Held in Kuala Lumpur)
Sep 22, 2015 Seminar sponsored by Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) "Sustainable Finance–Environmental and Social Risk"
Jul 31, 2015 Seminar sponsored by the Water Resources Center, "Current Status and Issues of International Rules Regarding Biodiversity"
May 26, 2015 Seminar sponsored by PwC, "Generating Earnings Competitively and Sustainably from Environmental Finance" (In Taipei)
Mizuho Information & Research Institute (MHIR)
Date Names of Seminars and Lectures
Jan, Feb, Mar 2016, Oct, Nov, Dec 2015 The chemSHERPA introductory seminar was held (in Beijing, Kyoto, Tokyo, Tochigi, Shizuoka, Okayama, Kanazawa, Sendai Hokkaido, Matsuyama, Fukuoka, Osaka, and Nagoya).
Feb 2016 Seminar on usage of industrial waste emitted from the supply chain (Osaka, Tokyo)
Jan, Feb 2016 Risk Assessment Introductory Seminar (Okayama, Osaka, Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sendai)
Jan, Feb 2016 Chemical substances seminar (Kinki, Tokyo, Chubu, Kyushu, Tohoku)
Study meeting on GHG solutions
Meeting 74: "Results of COP21 and Outlook: Content and Significance of the Historically Significant Paris Agreement"
Meeting 73: "COP21 and Trends in Energy/Climate Change Policies in North America with a View to the U.S, Presidential Election"
Aug, Oct, Nov 2015, Feb 2016 Meeting 72: "Introduction and Practical Responses Related to the Revisions in ISO 154001: 2015"
Meeting 71: "Overall View of Japan's Energy and Climate Change Policy and Issues Going Forward"
Feb 18, 2016 Workshop: "Recent Trends in Elucidating the Environmental Burden Using the LCA Method and Looking to Future Initiatives: European Environmental Footprint and International Cooperation in LCA Databases"
Jan 26, 2016 "CCS International Symposium on Recovery and Storage of CO2 with a View to Structuring the Low–Carbon Society"
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Nov 2015, Jan 2016 Lecture for persons in charge: "Forms for Transmitting Information on Chemical Substance Content of Products"
May, Sep, Dec 2015 Policy Discussion on Chemical Substances and the Environment
Oct, Dec 2015 Meeting to Consider Status of the Law Concerning the Examination and Regulation of the Manufacture of Chemical Substances
Nov 5, 2015 Fiscal 2015 Nationwide Eco–Town Meeting
Aug, Sep 2015 Seminar on Calculating Volume of Supply Chain Emissions (Osaka, Tokyo)