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Minako Takaba

Minako Takaba

Head of Japan ESG Research

Minako 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.

Research and Insights

Articles by Minako Takaba

    Measuring the Sustainability of Abenomics

    Research Report | Sep 8, 2016 | Minako Takaba, Hart Oh, Yukie Shibano, Kenji Watanabe

    Are Improved Returns for Japanese Companies Smoke and Mirrors? Following decades of recession and slow growth, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe introduced a revitalization plan – dubbed Abenomics – in 2012 to address the key barriers of economic growth. In particular, the third “arrow” of Abenomics, the growth strategy, focused on a series of government‐driven initiatives impacting corporations and capital markets. Among them was the establishment of Japan’s Stewardship Code and Corporate...