Who are supporting “ESG 2018", a special edition of AL-IN magazine?

31 Managers Supporting "ESG 2018"

As mentioned earlier, Soken Inc. published a magazine called "ESG 2018", as a special edition of "AL-IN" on September 28, 2018. This extra issue of "AL-IN" featured not only the present situation of ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) investment in the world and Japan, but also covered investment opportunities in stock, fixed income and alternative assets.

Although not so many pension funds have been keen on ESG investment yet, 31 asset management companies sponsored the "ESG 2018" magazine. According to "ESG 2018", asset managers have won clients mainly equity fund of ESG investment so far, but chances are not small for fund providers of other assets like green bond, private equity and infrastructure.

In addition, the magazine showed three ESG investment case studies from GPIF (Government Pension Investment Fund), Secom Corporate Pension Fund* and Sophia University.

The 31 sponsors for "ESG 2018" are;

Aberdeen Standard Investments


Allianz Global Investors

AMP Capital Investors

Amundi Asset Management

Asset Management One

AXA Investment Managers

BlueBay Asset Management

Comgest Asset Management

Daiwa Asset Management


Franklin Templeton Investments

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

HSBC Global Asset Management

IFM Investors

Invesco Asset Management

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

M&G Investments

Manulife Asset Management

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking

Nomura Asset Management

Nomura Real Estate Asset Management

Partners Group

Pictet Asset Management



Schroders Investment Management

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management

SPARX Asset Management

State Street Global Advisors

Tokio Marine Asset Management

(in alphabetical order)

* Secom's case study is coming up next in "Investment Japan".