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Climate Change

Zero-carbon ESG investing in Japan wins Nippon Life as big backer

Exclusive: Companies that fail to meet climate goals will be dropped from portfolio

Nippon Life's investment portfolio holdings equate to 12 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Nippon Life Insurance, one of Japan's largest private institutional investors, aims to achieve net-zero emissions for companies in its stock and bond portfolios by 2050, Nikkei has learned.

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