EU-Based Asset Managers Press J-Power on GHG Emissions Targets and Disclosures, Signaling Shift in Focus to Japan

June 20, 2023

In May 2023, the shareholder advocacy group Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR), HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited and Amundi Asset Management filed shareholder resolutions pressing Japanese power company Electric Power Development Co., Ltd., known as J-Power, to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to include disclosures in its annual reporting detailing both the company’s plans and progress on GHG emissions and its policies linking compensation to achieving its emissions targets. Shareholders will consider the resolutions at the company’s annual general meeting scheduled for June 28, 2023.

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