The SuMi TRUST Group regularly organizes stakeholder dialogue sessions in order to seek the opinions of experts regarding our approach to CSR from a medium- to long-term perspective.

—Role of financial institutions in shaping a sustainable society—

In fiscal year 2011 we sought opinions concerning the role of financial institutions in shaping a sustainable society.

Tsukasa Kanai — Moderator (pictured top left)

Head of CSR Promotion Office of the Corporate Planning Department, SuMi TRUST Holdings
Chair of General Remarks/Follow-up Working Group

Mariko Kawaguchi (pictured top right)

General Manager of Environment & CSR Research Department, Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd./Co-representative Director/Director General of Socially Responsible Investment Forum (NPO)
Chair of Management/Securities/Investment Banking Business Working Group

Masao Seki (picture bottom left)

General Manager of CSR Department, Director of Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
Chair of Insurance Business Working Group

Keisuke Takegahara (pictured bottom right)

General Manager of Environment & CSR Department, Development Bank of Japan Inc.
Chair of Deposits/Loans/Leasing Business Working Group

The SuMi TRUST Group signed the Principles for Financial Action towards a Sustainable Society that were drafted in October 2011. These principles comprise a set of action guidelines for banks, insurers, brokerages, asset managers, and other financial institutions to fulfil the roles and responsibilities required for shaping a sustainable society. This stakeholder dialogue session, held in November 2011, brought together the chairs of each working group in the Drafting Committee. A fervent discussion took place mainly concerning the significance and key points in the formulation of the principles, collaboration with global initiatives and regional expansion, and the management approach going forward.

—Spread of ESG in Japan—

In fiscal year 2010 we invited an expert from Business for Social Responsibility, the US-based CSR promotion organization to discuss the spread of ESG in Japan.

—What is needed to drive the adoption of SRI in Japan?

In fiscal year 2009 we invited the foremost authority in Japan’s SRI industry to discuss what is needed to further drive the adoption of SRI in Japan.

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