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SDGs Initiatives

To Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs*)

As part of society, the SBI Group seeks to preserve and develop society in harmony with various stakeholders. At the root of this is our wish and determination to "ensure justice, comfort, environmental compliance and safety in our society." This will contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are the worldwide shared goals that were adopted by the United Nations in 2015, with the target of achieving them by 2030.

In formulating the SBI Group's Materiality, we take into consideration the SDGs and identify the issues that we should prioritize. Besides practicing what is right in terms of social justice, the SBI Group will actively and directly work on social engagement activities to respect the SDGs and other international standards as we always base our business activities on a global perspective.

* Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The world's common goals that were adopted by 193 participating countries at the U.N. Summit in September 2015 and specifies the global priority issues up to 2030 and the way the world should be. The SDGs consist of 17 goals and 169 targets.

SBI Group's Materiality (Priority Issues) Example of Initiatives

I Create added value reflecting the new tide of society and customers' needs

o Provide opportunities for asset formation in line with each individual's lifestyle

o Present financial services that enhance customers' convenience

o Develop a business ecosystem based on digital assets

・ Thoroughly pursue the Customer-centric Principle

・ Promote SBI SECURITIES' "Neo-securities Initiatives"

Efforts of financial inclusion in African countries

II Develop new industries and contribute to technological innovation

o Create and incubate the 21st century's core industries

o Provide innovative financial services

o Spread technologies in a cross-industry manner

Encourage investment projects for stimulating the emergence of "New Industry Creator"

・ Offer new financial services using blockchains and distributed ledger technology

・ Promote InsurTech

III Resolve social issues and revitalize the economy in cooperation with stakeholders

o Promote businesses to support regional revitalization

o Expand and deepen alliances with partner companies

o Encourage innovation through the co-creation of value

Contributing to regional revitalization to solve the challenges facing the community

・ Promote the "Neo-bank Initiatives" of SBI Sumishin Net Bank

IV Achieve a sustainable society that is abundant and healthy

o Promote investments and loans to solve environmental issues

o Provide insurance services to lessen damage from natural disasters

o Research and develop pharmaceutical products and foods with functional claims using 5-ALA and other substances that are designed to promote health

o Contribute to the sophistication of healthcare through digitalization of healthcare data and exploitation of big data

Contribute in people's needs for healthcare and health

Spread renewable energy and stimulate regional development

Support abused children through the SBI Children's Hope Foundation

Contribute to people's health management through SBI Wellness Bank

Record of direct social contribution activities

V Develop organizational climate to respect and embrace diverse values

o Promote diversity and inclusion

o Continue to enhance the value of human resources through the development of potential of employees

o Enable flexible workstyles that respect individualities and differences among individuals

SBI Group human rights policy

Enhancing human capital value

Diversity & inclusion

VI Strengthen and improve corporate structure for achieving sustained growth

o Establish a decision-making process in which transparency and independence are secured

o Formulate management strategies on the assumption of business opportunities and risks and perform risk management

o Develop and effectively use internal control systems

Corporate governance initiatives

Internal control


Risk management