Message from CEO

QUICK launched QUICK ESG Research Center a decade ago, in 2014, believing that ESG would become a significant social concern in the future. At that time, the understanding and awareness of ESG were not as high as they are today. Since then, we have been providing consulting services for financial and capital market professionals who want to integrate ESG investment expertise, as well as for business companies that want to incorporate the ESG concept into their day-to-day management.

As an affiliate of Nikkei Inc., QUICK is dedicated to contributing to the resolution of social issues and sustainable development by creating value from various data, including economic and financial information.

Shinzo Takami, President, Chief Executive Officer

QUICK’s Sustainable Management

Basic Approach

Since its establishment in 1971, QUICK has been providing a wide range of data on stock prices of listed companies, long- and short-term interest rates, foreign exchange rates, and political and economic information of various countries. We have contributed to the development of the Japanese economy by making these data available to many market participants and companies.

Today, the negative impacts to the environment and society are becoming apparent behind the backdrop of economic development. Consequently, there is a global need for corporate action to resolve common issues such as extreme weather conditions, human rights issues, and deteriorating labor environments.

We established QUICK ESG Research Center in 2014 to conduct research and studies on ESG issues and sustainable investment. In 2020, we also became a signatory to the UN Global Compact (UNGC). Since then, we have been promoting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, respecting human rights, and combating corruption. Our mission is to support companies, organizations, and individuals around the world who are striving for sustainable business activities to solve sustainability issues by leveraging our information, data analysis, and distribution service platform that we have fostered.

Among various social issues, we have identified five material issues that we should address with priority.
Through initiatives based on these five material issues, QUICK is committed to working with stakeholders to promote sustainable economic and social growth.

Five Material Issues

Contribution to Sustainable Finance

Information Technology and Services to Solve ESG issue

Corporate Behavior in Consideration of Global Environment

Enhancement of Personal Well-being

Trustworthy Organization in Society

Endorsement of the Initiatives

Signed the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Signed the UN Global Compact (UNGC)
Expressed support for the “Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Recommendations”

QUICK’s ESG-related Business

Management System

Supplier Code of Conduct

Activities to Date