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Japan sweetens insurance terms for ESG-conscious companies

Government expands coverage for renewable-energy projects abroad

A wind turbine under construction in France: The Japanese government has been working to promote exports of renewable-energy-related infrastructure.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Japanese government now offers better trade insurance terms for overseas projects where participants disclose information sought by investors adopting environmental, social and governance, or ESG, investment principles.

The incentives are meant to encourage businesses, including overseas projects that involve renewable-energy equipment, to take their expertise abroad.

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