NYK has been recognized as Sustainable Finance Issuer of the Year at the 2021 DealWatch Awards sponsored by DealWatch, an on-screen news service provided by Refinitiv Japan K.K. (headquarters: Tokyo, hereinafter "Refinitiv Japan"). The Sustainable Finance Issuer of the Year recognition is the highest award in the Sustainable Finance category. An awards ceremony was held at Refinitiv Japan on May 26 and attended by Kenichiro Abe, general manager of NYK’s Finance Group.
The DealWatch Awards have been presented annually since 1995 with the aim to contribute to the growth and expansion of Japan-related capital markets. In fiscal 2021, awards were given in six categories, namely General, Corporate Bond, Local Government Bond, Non-Resident Yen Bond, Sustainable Finance, and Stock. Winners are selected by the DealWatch editorial team based on a range of rigorous criteria, such as appropriate pricing, price growth in the secondary market, contribution and ingenuity toward the development of capital markets, etc.
NYK was highly evaluated for having “achieved a procurement that had become a foundation and benchmark for future expansion of transition bonds”** (details below).
- Issuing the first transition bond in Japan based on the company’s long-term transition strategy, which was formulated in line with the environmental goals set by the International Maritime Organization and Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
- Becoming the first model example of the climate transition finance model projects*** being promoted by Japan’s Ministry and Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
From left, Hiroko Yoneda, Editor-in-Charge, DealWatch, Refinitiv Japan; Kenichiro Abe
General Manager of NYK’s Finance Group; Midori Yanase
Manager of NYK’s Financial Strategy Development Team, Finance Group;
Takashi Nakajima, Account Director, Refinitiv Japan, Refinitiv Japan
* Face masks were removed immediately prior to the photo.
For more detailed information on the DealWatch Awards, please see the below link (Japanese).
* DealWatch is an on-screen Japanese news service that reports on the financing activities of Japanese companies, local governments, and non-Japanese issuers in real time.
Website (Japanese): https://www.refinitiv.com/ja/products/capital-markets-insight-and-analysis/dealwatch#overview
** Transition bond
A bond in which the proceeds are used for the purpose of funding projects that contribute to the company's long-term transition strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In July 2021, NYK issued the first transition bond within the Japanese domestic market.
*** To promote the spread of climate transition finance, METI has called for examples of finance that conform to its basic guidelines and are deemed to have model qualities. NYK’s transition bond was selected as a first model example.
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