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Mizuho Financial Group, a Tokyo-based banking and financial services company, has joined forces with the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) in a strategic partnership aimed at bolstering the carbon credit market. This collaboration comes in the wake of LSEG’s introduction of the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) designation in 2022, which identifies funds and companies investing in decarbonization projects meeting global standards.

The VCM designation facilitates financing for climate change mitigation projects, offering investors a long-term supply of carbon credits. In a joint statement, Mizuho and LSEG emphasized the importance of carbon credits as a funding mechanism to accelerate global decarbonization efforts.

Under this collaboration, Mizuho will provide its clients access to investment opportunities in VCM-designated funds and companies, while also offering valuable insights into carbon credits. This partnership marks an extension of the sustainability-focused collaboration between Mizuho and LSEG, which began in 2022 with the introduction of human rights-related solutions to Mizuho clients.

This alliance underscores the pivotal role of financial institutions in driving sustainable practices and fostering a transition to a low-carbon economy. As the world addresses the challenges of climate change, collaborative efforts such as this play a crucial role in advancing environmental sustainability and driving positive change.

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By: Montel Kamau

Serrari Financial Analyst

4th June, 2024

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