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Driving gender equality at Mizuho

 March 23, 2017

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One year on from its launch, 122 firms employing half a million people in the UK and covering almost 50% of the financial services sector have now signed up to HM Treasury's Women in Finance Charter in the United Kingdom.  Mizuho is proud to be a founding signatory to the Charter.  This represents a genuine commitment by HM Treasury and signatory firms to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry that reflects the government’s aspiration to see gender balance at all levels across financial services firms.

Mizuho strongly supports the business case for gender equality and values diversity as an integral part of its strategy for competing in the current and future marketplace, and for driving business performance and success. President & Group CEO of Mizuho Financial Group (MHFG), Mr. Sato recently outlined the strategy, areas of focus and primary initiatives that MHFG will undertake to foster growth and promote the involvement of all of Mizuho’s diverse workforce in its Diversity & Inclusion Statement, which can be viewed here. This is an exciting development in the Group’s promotion of diversity and inclusion.

Mizuho London has committed to senior executives being accountable and responsible for gender diversity and inclusion at its London office, and in addition has pledged to the following:

- setting internal targets for gender diversity in its senior management;

- having an intention to ensure the pay of its senior executive team is linked to delivery against these targets;

- publishing annual progress against these targets in reports on the Mizuho website

President & CEO of Mizuho International (MHI) in London, Michiel de Jong strongly supports the business case for gender equality and values diversity as an integral part of Mizuho’s growth strategy. As a UK subsidiary of a Japanese investment bank, Mizuho look forward to playing a part in contributing positively to help drive genuine change in the financial services sector.

Click here to view published targets for Mizuho International.

In addition, Teiji Teramoto, Managing Executive Officer Head of EMEA, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. recognises the advantages of harnessing diversity and leveraging the capabilities of a more diverse workforce by creating a truly inclusive environment, in which increased inclusion benefits not only the Company, but also the economies and communities where Mizuho is represented.

Click here to view published targets for Mizuho Bank.

Signing up to the Charter is a step in the right direction and Mizuho are proud to be part of the first cohort of signatories.

Mizuho is excited to be part of the drive for gender parity in financial services.  


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