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Minako Takaba

Minako Takaba
Head of Japan ESG Research

About the Contributor

Minako Takaba serves as Head of Japan ESG Research. She oversees MSCI ESG Ratings for over 750 Japanese equities, research quality of ESG research for MSCI Japan Select Leaders Index and gender diversity research for the MSCI Japan Women Empowering Index. Previously, she worked for RiskMetrics Group/ISS as an ESG analyst. Minako holds an MBA from Yokohama National University in Yokohama, Japan and a Bachelor of Political Science from Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo.

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  1. BLOG

    Did a yen for gender diversity benefit Japanese firms? 

    Aug 14, 2018 Minako Takaba

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    Do Japanese companies and shareholders have a vested interest in working toward greater numbers of female managers and board members? Our analysis finds that, much like companies elsewhere, greater diversity improved performance at Japanese firms in recent years.