On January 1, 2018 The Japan Times announced the launch of two new consortia, the ESG Consortium and the Satoyama Consortium, in a special edition dedicated to the two topics.
An article on ESG notes that “(s)spects of such globalization, including the rising influence of emerging market countries (China tops the annual list of countries in terms of carbon dioxide emissions and India comes in third), the prevalence of global supply chains (given the public’s criticism toward large companies on young labor exploitation) and global investment targets by institutional investors have fostered interest in ESG investments.”
The leading article explaines that “the Satoyama Consortium focuses on the initiatives of local practitioners of what is known as “satoyama capitalism. Today, satoyama capitalism is used to describe the creation of new exchange values that foster a stable future for local communities and introduce a new form of revenue through utilization of natural resources that do not necessarily have monetary value.”
You may read the special edition on The Japan Times internet site.