ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Japan's first ESG real estate fund set for launch

Farm lender Norinchukin picks properties tied to green energy and worker health

Tokyo families harvest rice grown on a rooftop in Roppongi. Buildings in Japan's capital are trying different ways of going green. (Photo by Arisa Moriyama)

TOKYO -- Japanese farm lender Norinchukin Bank will market real estate investment funds focusing on properties that achieve sustainability targets, in what it calls a first for the domestic asset management industry.

Norinchukin, which has grown from a savings institution for farmers into a global investor with around 106 trillion yen ($982 billion) in assets, has devoted 10 billion yen of its own money to a handpicked portfolio of real estate investment trusts.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more