Expectations for Lending of Sustainability-Linked Loans in Japan

The first sustainability linked loan in Japan was executed in 2019. Sustainability linked loans have been increasing since the publication of the Sustainability Linked Loan Guidelines in March 2020.

Sustainability Linked Loan Amount in Japan

An Illustration:Expectations for Lending of Sustainability-Linked Loans in Japan
  • As of August 1, 2022
  • * This database is not screened by the Ministry of the Environment and is compiled based on the labeling declared by issuers and financial institutions.
  • * In regards to the loan whose amount is undisclosed, only the number of deals is reported, not the origination amount.

Global Market Status

The number of sustainability linked loans has been increasing in recent years, reflecting developments such as the global uptake of ESG investment.

Global Sustainability Linked Loan Amount

An Illustration:Global Sustainability Linked Loan Amount
  • * The amount of sustainability linked loans totals the value amount of loans labeled as such in the Environmental Finance database. Environmental Finance does not have its own screening criteria but rather aims to track and include all self-labelled loans.
  • Source: Created by the Ministry of Environment based on the Environmental Finance Database (data as of July 19, 2022)

Global Sustainability-Linked Loan Amount (by Region)

Global Sustainability-Linked Loan Amount (by Region)
  • * The amount of sustainability linked loans totals the value amount of loans labeled as such in the Environmental Finance database. Environmental Finance does not have its own screening criteria but rather aims to track and include all self-labelled loans.
  • Source: Created by the Ministry of Environment based on the Environmental Finance Database (data as of July 19, 2022)