In September 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of their 2030 Agenda, which declared that all member countries of the United Nations would take action in order to achieve sustainable development between 2015 and 2030. The government of Japan has been implementing a number of initiatives in support of the 2030 Agenda, including the establishment of the SDGs Promotion Headquarters.

Japan’s banking industry is also committed  to strengthen medium and long term efforts in tackling issues set out in the SDGs, and thus JBA determined key initiatives described below and set up a framework to carry out each initiative under regular follow-up and revisions through the PDCA cycle.

JBA SDGs Report

JBA SDGs Report describes the activities taken by JBA and their progress in each fiscal year and some examples of member banks' activities related to SDGs.  The report envisions to appeal the efforts by the banking community to achieve SDGs/ESG, and to encourage implementation of voluntary initiatives by the member banks.

Fiscal Year 2018