Rakuten listed in 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index for the first time

Tokyo, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail information/ — Rakuten, Inc. Is glad to announce that it has been selected for the first time as an index component for the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), as one of the proper-ranking groups from the Retailing category for the Asia/Pacific regional index.

In fresh years, activity in funding based on environmental, social and governance (or “ESG”) ideas continues to rise, taking into consideration non-fiscal tips such as use of supplies, diversity of the employee base, social contributions, governance constructions and transparency. The DJSI is likely one of the leading international indices for this variety of investment.

Rakuten become recognized for its efforts across a huge range of classes, together with client relationship management, corporate citizenship and philanthropy, and advice protection and cybersecurity.

“we are honored to be chosen for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, as all of a sudden altering economic, social and environmental situations mean corporate sustainability has on no account been more crucial,” commented Hiroshi Mikitani, CEO and Chairman, Rakuten, Inc. “As Rakuten pursues our company mission of contributing to society via growing cost via innovation and entrepreneurship, we will additionally continue to pressure alignment with globally-identified environmental, social and governance ideas. ”

The DJSI is an investment index collectively developed via S&P Dow Jones Indices and Switzerland based RobecoSAM in 1999 that evaluates listed organizations in a lot of fields in accordance with environmental, social and governance elements and selects those that excel in long-time period sustainability. In 2016, 146 agencies were chosen for the Asia/Pacific regional index.


Rakuten listed in 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index for the first time

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