In SBI's fund management business, we have focused our investment in growth fields that will be core industries for the next generation.
Starting with investments in U.S. internet-related companies in the 1990s, we have established venture funds with a cumulative total about JPY 700B, investing and supporting companies operating in areas related to the internet, mobile and smartphone technology, Fintech, AI, and Blockchain. In addition to these areas, we are investing in and supporting companies engaged in businesses in various fields that will contribute to the realization of "Society 5.0 for SDGs," including IoT, big data, robotics, healthcare (medical and nursing care), and infrastructure (transportation and energy).
In this way, we actively support companies that will lead the society of the next generation and contribute to the development of new industries and technological innovation.
We intend to actively invest in green innovation, ESG-conscious impact investing, and areas that match contemporary trends, such as the metaverse and Web 3.0.