METI Study Groups on Corporate Accounting, Disclosure/CSR Policy, and Corporate Governance

METI has establshed study groups on (1) Corporate Accounting, (2)Disclosure and CSR Policy and (3) Corporate Governance mainly during the last year. Many useful points of of view were exchanged, and most of the materials – and summaries of the meeting dialogues – were made public, and are available from the link below.

MEtI introduces the groups as follows: The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has tackled policy issues in relation to corporate accounting, disclosure and corporate social responsibility through establishing platforms for communication between a variety of stakeholders such as companies, investors, academics and so on. In addition, we facilitate discussions with the aim of proposing better systems for Japanese society and the economy.

Corporate Accounting (group)

The Corporate Financial Executive Committee

Disclosure – The Corporate Reporting Lab was launched in July 2012, gathering companies, investors and analysts, to explore more effective communication and disclosure about corporate value.

The Working Group on Corporate Governance Dialogue

Not available in English—>

コーポレート・ガバナンス・システムの在り方に関する研究会 (Study Group Regarding Corporate Governance)

Only materials for the first session were made public:

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