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Tokyo Metropolitan Government(TMG) has been proactively making efforts to promote sustainable finance through various actions in order to contribute to solving social issues through finance.Tokyo Sustainable Finance Week is organized by the TMG from Feb 8th 2021, with the aim to promote financial services that contribute to the establishment of a sustainable city and to develop Tokyo's presence in the field of sustainable finance.

‘Sustainable Finance Forum’, a high level forum for public and private sectors, including financial institutions and financial industry groups, will be held during the Tokyo Sustainable Finance Week to discuss various possibilities offered by sustainable finance. At the forum, experts will discuss the latest global trends in sustainable finance, the challenges in the sustainable finance market in Japan and a wide range of possibilities of sustainable finance that leverages the strengths unique to Tokyo. The program is divided into two sessions. In the first half, keynote speakers will introduce current trends in sustainable finance. In the latter half, a panel discussion is organized. The panel experts will discuss the diversification and possibilities of sustainable finance, including the perspectives of the post-COVID-19 era.

We look forward to your participation to the event.

Outline

  • DateFeb 9th, 2021 (Tue) 13:30~17:30
  • OrganizerOffice for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • TargetThis forum is intended for Public institutions, Financial institutions, Financial industry groups and Business Firms (especially who belong to the ESG promotion department, corporate planning department, etc.)
  • FormatOnline
  • CapacityNo limitation applied
  • FeeFree
  • RegistrationPlease register from following button. (Application deadline: Monday, February 8th, 2021, by 19:00)
    Registration Form
  • ContactTokyo Sustainable Finance Week Secretariat (c/o Convention Linkage Inc.)
    MAIL:tokyo_sfw@c-linkage.co.jp

Tokyo Sustainable Finance Forum Program

*Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available
*Please note that program contents and speakers are subject to change.

Time Contents of the session Speaker
13:30~13:45
(15 mins)
Opening Remarks/Speech
The vision of “Global Financial City: Tokyo” and efforts regarding Sustainable Finance
Office for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
13:45~14:15
(30 mins)
Keynote speech 1
Global trends in Sustainable Finance
Takejiro Sueyoshi
Special Advisor, UNEP Finance Initiative
14:15~14:45
(30 mins)
Keynote speech 2
Development of Sustainable Finance in Japan
Mariko Kawaguchi
Specially Appointed Professor, Rikkyo University Graduate School of Social Design Studies Executive Advisor to CEO, Fuji Oil Holdings Inc
14:45~15:15
(30 mins)
Keynote speech 3
Sustainable Finance trends in Japan and overseas from the perspective of investors
Yasunori Iwanaga
Chief Responsible Investment Officer Amundi Japan Ltd.
15:15-15:35
(20 mins)
Coffee break
15:35-17:30
(115 mins)
Panel discussion
Discussion on diversification and possibilities of Sustainable Finance
Panelists
Leo van Stijn
Managing Director, Country Manager Japan,
ING Bank N.V., Tokyo Branch

Satoshi Ikeda
Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Financial Services Agency

Akie Iriyama
Professor, Waseda University Graduate School of Business and Finance. Waseda Business School.

Koichiro Oshima
Managing Executive Officer, Head of Financial Solutions Group MUFG Bank, Ltd.,

Keisuke Takegahara
Executive Officer, Deputy Chief Research Officer, Chief Manager of Sustainability Management Office, Corporate Planning & Coordination Department, Development Bank of Japan Inc.

Takumi Matsuo
Senior Officer, Corporate Strategy, Japan Exchange Group

Facilitator
Yuki Isogai
Technical Lead, Sustainability Center of Excellence, PwC Japan Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Sustainability LLC
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Keynote speakers

  • Takejiro Sueyoshi | Tokyo Sustainable Finance Week

    Takejiro Sueyoshi

    Special Advisor, UNEP Finance Initiative

    Graduated Tokyo University in 1967. Joined Mitsubishi Bank and worked until 1998. Appointed as a member of the Special UNEP FI Steering Committee during his years with Nikko Asset Management as Deputy President. Participates in various international conferences on "Finance and the Global Environment". Appointed as Chairperson of WWF Japan and Vice-Chair of Executive Board of Renewable Research Institute. Promote and guide "Principles for Responsible Investment" and "CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)" to Japanese companies.

  • Mariko Kawaguchi | Tokyo Sustainable Finance Week

    Mariko Kawaguchi

    Specially Appointed Professor, Rikkyo University Graduate School of Social Design Studies
    Executive Advisor to CEO, Fuji Oil Holdings Inc

    Completed the master's program at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School (Environmental Economics) in 1986, and joined Daiwa Securities. Transferred o Daiwa Institute of Research in 1994 and experienced in company surveys. Currently working as a specially appointed professor at Rikkyo University, an assistant CEO at Fuji Oil Group Headquarters, and a special advisor at Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd. (since April 2020)

  • Yasunori Iwanaga | Tokyo Sustainable Finance Week

    Yasunori Iwanaga

    Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Amundi Japan Ltd.

    Yasunori Iwanaga assumed the CRIO role in July 2020 to represent Amundi Japan on responsible investment and oversee its stewardship activities, having headed the investment group for six years from 2014. Before joining the firm, Yas was a managing director and CIO at BlackRock Japan, the former Barclays Global Investors Japan. He started his career in the asset management industry in 1997 at the Nippon Credit Bank. Yas earned his BA in law from Hitotsubashi University, MBA from the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania, and PhD in Finance from EDHEC Risk Institute. Yas is a planning committee member of the TCFD Consortium for FY2020.

Panelists

  • Leo van Stijn | Tokyo Sustainable Finance Week

    Leo van Stijn

    Managing Director, Country Manager Japan, ING Bank N.V., Tokyo Branch

    Leo van Stijn was appointed as Country Manager Japan for ING Bank on October 15, 2018 .In this role he is responsible for ING Bank’s Wholesale Banking Business in Japan. Prior this new position, Leo was Global Head of Structured Finance Renewables, Utilities, and Power from December 2007 until August 2018. Leo first joined ING Bank as a management trainee in 1984, and has undertaken various client facing and managerial roles over the years, both within Retail and Wholesale Banking. After assignments as head of Credit Risk Management for the Netherlands and subsequently for the Americas region, he assumed the role of Global Head of Credit Risk Management for Wholesale Banking in 2004. Leo holds a BBA and MBA from Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands.

  • Satoshi Ikeda | Tokyo Sustainable Finance Week

    Satoshi Ikeda

    Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Financial Services Agency

    In March 2019, he was appointed as the first Chief Sustainable Finance Officer of the Financial Services Agency of Japan or JFSA. In this new capacity, he covers a wide range of issues concerning sustainable finance which include, among other things, leading the Sustainable Development Goals project team within JFSA, and promoting climate-related financial disclosure in line with TCFD recommendations in Japan.

  • Akie Iriyama | Tokyo Sustainable Finance Week

    Akie Iriyama

    Professor, Waseda University Graduate School of Business and Finance. Waseda Business School.

    Professor Iriyama joined WBS in 2013. Prior to joining WBS, he served as an assistant professor of State University of New York at Buffalo, United States, for five years. He received MA and BA in economics from Keio University, Japan, and Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh, United States. Professor Iriyama has broad research interests in strategic management, international business, and entrepreneurship. He has widely published in premier academic journals including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Global Strategy Journal, and so on. Before pursuing his academic career, Professor Iriyama worked for Mitsubishi Research Institute Inc., a leading research/consulting company in Japan, as an industry economist/business consultant.

  • Koichiro Oshima | Tokyo Sustainable Finance Week

    Koichiro Oshima

    Managing Executive Officer, Head of Financial Solutions Group MUFG Bank, Ltd.,

    Koichiro Oshima is Managing Executive Officer, Head of Financial Solutions Group of MUFG Bank, Ltd.. He is responsible for the oversight of the Bank’s Financial Solutions business globally which includes sustainability business office, syndications, M&A Finance, project finance and other structured finance products. Mr. Oshima is also Managing Executive Officer of MUFG and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co., Ltd, where he takes a supervisory role in Capital Markets business outside Japan. Mr. Oshima began his career in corporate finance in Osaka Japan in 1989. Over his 30 years career with MUFG, he has attained extensive experience across the Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) business with postings in New York, Singapore and Tokyo. Mr. Oshima holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Engineering from Osaka University.

  • Keisuke Takegahara | Tokyo Sustainable Finance Week

    Keisuke Takegahara

    Executive Officer, Deputy Chief Research Officer, Chief Manager of Sustainability Management Office, Corporate Planning & Coordination Department, Development Bank of Japan Inc.

    Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Hitotsubashi University in 1989.Joined the Japan Development Bank (currently Development Bank of Japan, Ltd.) in the same year. Worked as Chief Representative in Frankfurt and General Manager of Environment and CSR Department. He has been in his current position and as Chief Manager of Sustainability Management Office since 2017.Engaged in planning in the field of environmental finance, such as the establishment of DBJ Environmentally Rated Loan Program for a long period. Currently, he oversees the bank's industrial research activities. Writing third-party opinions on corporate CSR reports and giving lectures on ESG and SDGs.

  • Takumi Matsuo | Tokyo Sustainable Finance Week

    Takumi Matsuo

    Senior Officer, Corporate Strategy, Japan Exchange Group

    Takumi Matsuo joined his current position in 2016, and has concurrently been involved in a Sustainable Committee since its establishment in 2018. Prior to his current position, he has carried a wide range of functions and projects at JPX, including launching the ETF & Emissions Trading at listing, creating business planning of the JGB Futures & Options Market at Bonds Derivatives along with managing the equities field.
    His working experience also includes Secondee positions at the Ministry of Finance of Japan and at JASDEC (Japan Securities Depository Center, Incorporated) during which he was involved in the setting up of the CCP for DVP Book-Entry Transfer of the Corporate Bonds. Takumi Matsuo holds an MBA of Tokyo University Graduate School of Law and Politics and the faculty of Law from Waseda University.

Facilitator

  • Yuki Isogai | Tokyo Sustainable Finance Week

    Yuki Isogai

    Technical Lead, Sustainability Center of Excellence, PwC Japan Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Sustainability LLC

    Since 2003, Ms Isogai has been involved in private sector development as a specialist in public institutions such as World Bank before joining PwC in 2011. She is responsible for supporting clients in developing their sustainability vision and strategy, sustainability risk management systems, addressing social issues in developing countries and promoting sustainable financing. Tokyo University Bachelors degree in Literature. Tokyo University Masters degree in Humanities and Social Sciences.

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