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February 5, 2021
Office for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion
Tokyo Metroplotian Goverment

Tokyo Financial Award 2020:The Winning Businesses Have Been Chosen!

As one of the projects in the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision, launched in 2017, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is hosting the “Tokyo Financial Award.” The TMG has been granting a prize to financial businesses who provide and develop innovative products and services that meet Tokyo citizens’ and businesses’ needs and challenges, as well as financial businesses who work to promote ESG investments*.
 We are pleased to inform you that the award-winning businesses have been chosen.
*ESG (“Environmental, Social, Governance”) investment refers to investment decisions based on an institution’s proactive efforts such as combating global warming, empowering women, selecting outside directors, etc.

1 Award-winning Businesses

Financial Innovation Category

Place Company(location) Theme Submission Outline
1st Paygilant
Want to further accelerate digital transformation in the financial industry
  • Provides technology which utilizes six innovative fraud intelligence sets, to determine whether a digital transaction is legitimate or fraudulent
2nd Credify Pte. Ltd.
Want a service to promote data utilization
  • Provide “idX (Identity Exchange)” based on the idea of "Self-Sovereign" and "Decentralized” Identity which the user manages their personal information and controls the disclosure scope of personal information by himself/herself
3rd CrowdLoan Inc.
Want to further accelerate digital transformation in the financial industry
  • Proposed to add the function to improve the credit examination with the unique AI by using the existing loan data combining the external data.

ESG Investment Category

Company(location) Subcategory Main ESG Promotional Activities and SDGs Management Activities
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
  • Development and promotion of "GREEN PACKAGING," a unique eco-friendly package for the realization of a sustainable society
Impact Investment Exchange(IIX)
ESG Investment
  • Issuing social bonds focusing on women's social and economic advancement in Asia
Nuveen Japan Co. Ltd.
ESG Investment
  • Through investing in farmland globally, improved natural environment etc. Promoted ESG/impact investment in Japan.
Pigeon Corporation
  • Supporting the spread of human milk banks to save the lives of premature babies

2 Selection Committee

  Financial Innovation Category ESG Investment Category
Chairperson of the Judging Panel Hiromi Yamaoka
Board Director, Future Corporation
Judging Panel Members Kayo Oe
President, Office Libertas Financial Planner
Tomonori Uchiyama
Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Masaru Arai
Chair, Japan Sustainable Investment Forum
David Milstein
Director, Japan Venture Capital Association 
Yasuyuki Kato
Director, Money Design Research Institute
Research Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Visiting Professor, Kyoto University
Masakazu Masujima
Partner, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Fiona Reynolds
CEO, PRI*(Principles for Responsible Investment)

*PRI are the principles advocated by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2006 for the purpose of realizing a sustainable society and for institutional investors to incorporate environmental, social and governance issues into investment decision-making as well as the organization to disseminate these principles.

3 Award Ceremony Details

Date and Time:Monday, February 8, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (planned)
(Due to coronavirus infection countermeasures, the ceremony will be hosted online)

Program (Planned):Japanese-to-English simultaneous interpretation available

Time Session Speaker(Planned)
14:00 Opening
14:02~ Opening remarks Mr Hisaaki Terasaki
Director General, Office for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion
14:10~ Comment from the chairman of the judging committee Mr Hiromi Yamaoka
Chairperson of the Judging Panel
14:17~ Greetings from the Governor of Tokyo Ms Yuriko Koike
Governor of Tokyo
14:20~ Presentations from awarded companies Financial Innovation Category:3companies
ESG Investment Category:4companies
15:00 Closing
15:05~15:25 Lecture Mr Manabu Miyasaka
Vice Governor of Tokyo

*Before and after the award ceremony, there will be a number of sessions, including a variety of lectures and networking events. Please see the Tokyo Financial Award website for details.
*The program times listed above are subject to change on the day of the event without notice

4 How to Apply for Attendance

Regular attendees can register for the award ceremony at the website (External link).

5 Tokyo Financial Award Website

The Tokyo Financial Award is hosted as a collaborate event with Tokyo Sustainable Finance Week.
For details, please see the website.

*Please click here for the original Japanese press release.


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