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What's new

May 23, 2022: The 6th TOPIX President’s Committee is held   Japanese
March 7, 2022: Investor Group 2021 annual report (Japanese | English) and the panel discussion event report (Japanese | English) are published
July 30, 2021: Investor Group held a panel discussion    Japanese | English
February 15, 2021: Announced a statement on the importance of diversity   Japanese | English
December 25, 2020: Announcement of Statement on the 5th Basic Plan for Gender Equality Japanese
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Where We Are

About 30% Club Japan

What is 30% Club:

Founded in the United Kingdom in 2010, the 30% Club is a global campaign taking action to increase the proportion of women in key decision-making bodies of companies, including the board of directors.

The campaign expands its international foot to 19 countries and the number of deployed countries continues to increase.

Establishment of 30% Club Japan and our vision:

30% Club Japan officially started on May 1, 2019.

30% Club Japan has a belief that gender balance in corporate decision-making bodies, such as the board of directors and management teams, is not only strengthens corporate governance, but also promotes sustainable growth, improves international competitiveness. Moreover we believe that it will contribute to the construction of Japanese society.

30% Club Japan takes  “integrated approach” in which companies, institutional investors, governments, media, professional firms, executive search firms, universities, etc. collaborate to develop various initiatives that work on companies as well as society as a whole. We aim to achieve corporate diversity more comprehensively and efficiently.

30% Club Japan Goals:

Ratio of women in key decision-making body of TOPIX100: 30% by 2030
As of the end of July 2021, the percentage of TOPIX 100 female directors is 15.3%. 
* Officers are defined as directors and corporate auditors.

30% Club Japan activities:

The 30% Club Japan initiates through the working group. Currently, 3 working groups have been created, each forming a subgroup and developing activities. The “TOPIX President’s Committee” led by the members of TOPIX100, the institutional investor subgroup “Investor Group”, and the university subgroup “University Group”. See “Working Groups” below for details.

Membership:

CEO, chairman, board chairman, or equivalent position of listed company with more than 300 employees can be a member of 30% Club Japan. Please contact the following for details on membership requirements.

info30percentclubjp@shiseido.com

■ 30% Club Japan Brochure: Japanese | English
■ 30% Club Japan management organization: Japanese | English
■ 30% Club Japan FAQ: Japanese | English

Our aim

To support the achievement of a minimum of 30% Gender Balance at all senior decision-making tables including Boards and c-Suite.

1

Activate

Activate senior leaders

Engage chairs and CEOs to drive change and support organisations in their diversity & inclusion endeavours, with a specific focus on gender.

2

Influence

Influence those with power to drive change

Influence at a national level on diversity related topics and working complementary to other national initiatives including Balance for Better Business, the State Boards Diversity Initiative.

3

Enable

Enabling future women leaders

Support the development of talent pipeline through mentoring, executive education scholarships and board-ready initiatives

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Name, Position

Chapter progress

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2016

progress

2018

25%

2019

27%

2020

29%

2021

31%

Members

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Company Member name Job Title Chapter membership
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Taro Fujie President & Chief Executive Officer Japan, Japan
ANA Holdings Inc. Shinya Katanozaka Representative Director, Chairman Japan, Japan
Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. Akiyoshi Koji Chairman of the Board Japan, Japan
ASKUL Corporation Akira Yoshioka President & CEO Japan, Japan
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. Yoshiyuki Izawa Chairman & CEO Japan, Japan
Bloomberg L.P. Kunihiro Ishibashi Japan Chair Japan, Japan
Brunswick Group K.K Daisuke Tsuchiya Partner Japan, Japan
Citigroup Lee R. Waite Citi Country Officer & Japan CEO Japan, Japan
Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc. Seiji Inagaki President and Representative Director Japan, Japan
Daiwa Securities Group Inc Takashi Hibino Chairman of the Board Japan, Japan

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Steering committee

30% Club Japan is run by steering committee members who participate as volunteers and pro bonos.

Masahiko Uotani

Chair

Shiseido

Haruko Nagayama

Vice Chair

Deloitte Tohmatsu Group

Takashi Hibino

Steering Committee

Daiwa Securities Group

Akiyoshi Koji

Steering Committee

Asahi Group Holdings

Yukari Suzuki

Steering Committee

Shiseido

Yoshio Hishida

Steering Committee

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management

Teruo Fujii

Steering Committee

The University of Tokyo

Tsukiko Tsukahara

Advisory Board

Kaleidist

Advisory Committee

Not found any committee member for this chapter.

Partners

30% Club Japan is endorsed by the most influential organizations in Japan. In addition, 30% Club Japan is supported by many companies.

Working Groups

Main Aim

The TOPIX President’s Committee is a subgroup formed by TOPIX100 and Mid400 members among the members of 30% Club Japan. Only the presidents and chairmen of the members participate, discuss the essential issues that gender diversity does not progress in Japanese companies and effective measures to solve them. We aim to steadily achieve gender equality by initiatively taking actions.

  • 1st TOPIX President’s Committee (December 20, 2019) : Report
  • 2nd TOPIX President’s Committee (May 25, 2020) : Report               Picture
  • 3rd TOPIX President’s Committee (November 12, 2020) : Report 
  • 4th TOPIX President’s Committee (May 17, 2021) : Report 
  • 5th TOPIX President’s Committee (November 11, 2021) : Report
  • 6th TOPIX President’s Committee (May 23, 2022) : Report

Contact

30percentclubjpTOPIX@shiseido.com

Main Aim

  • The Investor Group released an annual report on October 28, summarizing best practices for dialogue to promote gender diversity.

          Japanese

          English

  • The Investor Group has released the 2021 Annual Report.

           Japanese

           English

  • The Investor Group’s Thought Leadership subgroup has begun a series of interviews with female leaders.

            Interviews

  • On February 8, 2022, the panel discussion was held under the theme of “Creating and Utilizing Diverse Boards of Directors.”

            Japanese  

            English

The Investor Group is a group of asset owners and asset managers, aiming to engage in constructive dialogue with the board of directors and senior management of investee companies,  share the importance of gender diversity at the top level, and influences its realization.  In addition, the Investor Group will improve the dialogue of institutional investors as a whole by building and sharing best practices for achieving gender diversity at the top of the company.

The Investor Group defines principles shared among members in building best practices in dialogue.

          Click here for Best Practice Principles.

Membership Requirement

The Investor Group has expressed its approach to promote diversity in the board of directors and senior management as the “Statement of Intent”, and institutional investors who support it can be members. Click here for Statement of Intent:

          Japanese

          English

Members (28 companies)

Asset Management One, Invesco Asset Managements, Wellington Managements Japan, MU Investments, Oasis Management Company, Capital International, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, State Street Global Advisors, Dai-ichi Life Insurance, Daiwa Asset Management,  Deutsche Asset Management,  Nikko Asset Management, Nissay Asset Management, Neuberger Berman, BNY Mellon, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), Nomura Asset Management, Hermes Investment Management, Fidelity international, BlackRock Japan, Baillie Gifford&Co, Manulife Investment Management, Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking, Resona Asset Management, Legal & General Investment Management Japan

          Click here for details on the 30% Club Investor Group

Contact

Mayu.k.Nishimura@gs.com

Main Aim

The 30% Club has the catchphrase “Classroom to Boardroom” and is actively collaborating with universities to develop various initiatives from the perspective of strengthening the pipeline. At 30% Club Japan, the University Group is formed in the summer of 2020, and we continue to develop various initiatives in the future. We will notify you in a press release when the direction is set.

Contact

tsukikotsukahara@kaleidist.com

Events

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