InfluenceMap Score
Performance Band
Organisation Score
Relationship Score
Tokyo, Japan
Brands and Associated Companies
Softbank C&S, Yahoo Japan, Sprint, SB Creative

SoftBank have a limited engagement with climate change related policy and regulation, which focuses on renewable energy. Its outspoken CEO Masatoshi Son has communicated his support for the Japanese government's energy policy. Whilst the media appear to have reported on the company's desire to push for policy measures allowing for expansion of renewable energy in Japan and overseas. Outside of energy policy, the company does not appear to engage on climate change related regulatory issues. SoftBank do not appear to be actively involved in the Japanese Business Federation, the major business association affecting climate change policy in Japan. SoftBank does not score well on disclosure of engagement with policy or memberships with trade associations.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Climate Science Stance NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS NS NS NA NA
UN Treaty Support NS NS NS NS 1 NS NA NA
Transparency on Legislation -1 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 1 2 NA NS 2 NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 2 NS NA NS 2 1 1 NA
GHG Emission Standards NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships -2 NS NA NA NA NA NS NA
Strength of Relationship

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.