What Is SFP-ESS?

The Sustainable Finance Platform - Engagement Support Service (SFP-ESS)
is a digital platform that aims to foster mutual understanding between listed companies and investment firms, facilitate effective, efficient communication, and contribute to the further development of ESG investment and markets.

Sustainable Finance Platform / Engagement Support Service

Service Benefits

Benefits to Listed Companies
  • Information can be disclosed according to investment firms’ needs
  • Compliance with existing shareholders’ needs facilitates consensus within the company
Benefits to Investment Firms
  • Ability to share disclosure needs with many listed companies
  • Easy collection of necessary data

Service Introduction

For Listed Companies
Are you facing any of the following challenges amid growing interest in ESG investment?
  • It is difficult to ascertain the differences in opinions among investment firms
  • There is not enough information to determine what items should be disclosed
  • It is a struggle to build internal consensus for disclosure of ESG items
For Investment Firms
Are you facing any of the following challenges in promoting responsible investment?
  • ESG information disclosed by listed companies is insufficient
  • It takes time and effort to collect ESG information of investee companies including candidate companies
  • Criteria for ESG items are not unified, making comparison and evaluation between companies difficult

By connecting investment firms and listed companies through a digital platform, we can deepen mutual understanding and achieve effective engagement.

Seeking to directly join investment firms and listed companies, so that they can deepen mutual understanding and achieve effective engagement.

Downloadable materials that provide an introduction to the service are available here.

The above materials are scheduled to be posted in March.

Pricing

SFP-ESS for Listed Company
(service functionality for listed companies)
JPY 600,000 per year (consumption tax, etc. not included)
SFP-ESS for Asset Manager
(service functionality for investment firms)
JPY 400,000 per year (consumption tax, etc. not included)

Period of use: October 2023 to September 2024

  • • Note: If a request to terminate usage is received from a user company after usage has already begun, the usage fees cannot be reduced or refunded.
  • • If an application is received after Oct. 2023, the period of use covered by the agreement will be shorter than the usual period. In such a case, the usage fee will be reduced according to the period of use.
  • • This service is available as a beta version. Service content and service fees are subject to change for the period beginning in October 2024.

Operating environment

OS Windows 10
Browser Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome
Communications Internet access
Mailer Any
Spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel 2021 or later (for the desktop app version)
Microsoft Excel 2306 or later (for the Microsoft 365 Apps version)