Japanese Bankers Association (JBA)

InfluenceMap Score
C-
Performance Band
55%
Organisation Score
Sector:
Financials
Head​quarters:
Tokyo, Japan

Climate Lobbying Overview: Japanese Bankers Association (JBA) appears to have engaged with some climate and energy policies in the recent years, although their position are mostly limited to broad communications. While it has broadly positive top-line messaging on climate change and supports GHG emissions reduction towards 2050, it has mixed position on the energy transition.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: JBA appears to have broadly positive top-line messaging on climate change. JBA appears to communicate broad support towards increased GHG emissions reductions including towards 2050 Carbon Neutrality target, as stated on its tax reform demand paper published on its website in September 2021. The chair of JBA also communicated broad support towards decarbonization at a press conference held in September 2021.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: JBA appears to have limited engagement with climate-related regulations. In its comments to the European Banking Authority (EBA) Consultation Paper in May 2021, JBA appears to support government regulation but qualifies this support for regulations by stating they want global regulations and/or standards before any regional or national ones can be brought in. In 2020, the chair of JBA acknowledged the effect of implementing climate regulation, but do not state a clear position towards it in his comments made at a press conference.

JBA has implemented voluntary energy efficiency standards within its sector, as stated in its sustainability report 2020-21, however it is unclear if they support legislative energy efficiency standards or targets.

JBA has set voluntary GHG emissions targets within its sector, but it is unclear whether they are supporting legislative GHG emissions targets.

Evidence based on their statements published in the tax reform demand paper of 2020 suggests JBA’s support for renewable energy legislation to allow for increased investment into renewable energy. This position was also reiterated in its tax reform demand paper of 2021.

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