Japan : Eisai Listed for 17th Consecutive Year in Ftse4good Index Series, an Index for Socially Responsible Investment
Jul 05, 2018 (Euclid Infotech Ltd via COMTEX) —
Eisai Co., Ltd. announced that it has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series for the 17th consecutive year since its initial inclusion in 2002. The FTSE4Good Index Series is a global index series for socially responsible investment.
The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to help investors integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment decisions. Of the 14 themes evaluated, Eisai received particularly high scores in Customer Responsibility, Corporate Governance, Anti-Corruption, Water Use, Climate Change and Labor Standards”, among others. As of June 2018, a total of 925 companies from around the world have been selected for the FTSE4Good Developed Index, including 152 companies from Japan.
Along with being listed in the FTSE4Good Index Series, Eisai is also listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index, another representative index for socially responsible investment, as well as the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, and the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, which are the three ESG investment indices for Japanese stocks adopted by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).
Eisais corporate philosophy is to give first thought to patients and their families, and increase the benefits that health care provides as well as address diverse healthcare needs worldwide. By strengthening its ESG initiatives and increasing non-financial value, Eisai is striving to sustainably enhance corporate value based on this corporate philosophy.