The Institute of Social System Research (ISSR) engages in research on responsible investment, which focuses on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. It draws on its research outcomes to provide information to issuers, such as listed companies, as well as institutional investors, and to develop evaluation models.
ISSR holds a workshop for issuers called “Disclosing Corporate ESG Information Investors need.” Furthermore, it provides individual reports that analyze the status of companies’ ESG information disclosure from materiality and KPI perspectives. In addition, for companies that publish integrated reports, we provide assessments of their integrated reports from the viewpoint of investors.
ISSR has developed Governance Research Scores (GR Scores), a proprietary governance evaluation model that scores corporate governance using Japanese and global corporate governance codes as benchmarks, and measures the strength of governance of listed companies. Based on the GR Scores, ISSR also provides a GR report with a detailed analysis of the governance situation at each company.
In addition, we have developed the Nikko CSR Value Calculation Model to measure the women’s power score. Its data is provided to the Invesco Japan Focus Alpha Fund.
ISSG publishes reports on the trends of global responsible investment by conducting hearings with overseas institutional investors and participating in international initiatives related to responsible investment.