Marubeni Earns AAA Rating from the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

Jan. 31, 2023
Marubeni Corporation

Marubeni Corporation (hereinafter, “Marubeni”) hereby announces that the company has earned the highest rating “AAA” from the MSCI*1 Japan ESG Select Leaders Index. This index has been adopted as a passively managed ESG index by Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (hereinafter, “GPIF”).

The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index is constructed by comprehensively identifying ESG-related risks within each industry and selecting companies with relatively superior ESG ratings among listed Japanese stocks.

Marubeni is a constituent of all five indices*2 adopted by GPIF for ESG investments in Japanese companies. The company will continue to aim for sustainable growth by earning the trust of stakeholders and by balancing efforts to solve social and environmental issues with enhancing corporate competitiveness.

1 MSCI is a financial services provider based in New York, USA, and is one of the world's leading index providers in ESG ratings.

2 Five indices:
- FTSE Blossom Japan Index
- FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index
- MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
- MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index
- S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index