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Event Date Mon May 17 JST - Fri May 21 JST (5 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon May 17 4:00am - Fri May 21 4:00am
Location Live
Region APAC

The momentum for green and transition finance is growing as we near the UK-hosted COP26 UN global environment conference. The European Union Green Deal and Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth are two clear examples of radical regulatory changes that will have global effects for all companies and investors; public or private. This will be amplified rapidly under a new US administration that shares many of the same aims and a Chinese administration that is hugely involved in the competitive race for a green global energy transition.

Japan has been working steadily - perhaps rather quietly - on building a robust common ground for business and finance to consider climate-aware solutions through various public and private initiatives. A notable breakthrough from the Japanese government came when it outlined its ambition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. This accelerated the urgency of identifying an energy transition pathway and the role of finance in achieving it.

Moreover, increasing attention to human rights, equality, gender, racial, and generation diversity in Japan, has made many businesses recognise the inter-connectivity of ESG matters.

ESG has become a well-known term, but what it really means to businesses and investors is still unclear to many.

This year, Responsible Investor brings its renowned RI Japan ESG and sustainable finance conference in Asia to your desktop.

Since 2012, the RI Japan conference has brought the biggest international speakers together with Japan’s best speakers to contribute to the rapid development of responsible investment in one of the largest economies in the world.

With its new free to air digital format, RI Japan 2021 becomes more accessible for investors and companies to gain insights from global thought leaders on ESG, long term growth, stakeholder capitalism, and sustainability.

Five days of high-level panels at our 2021 event will give you all the practical business information you need to understand one of the world’s biggest trends. The active, live discussions, deep-dive examples and case studies will be broadcast in a fully bilingual format to accommodate dynamic exchanges between experts in and out of Japan.


2021 Speakers

Anthony Earnes
Director of Responsible Investment Strategy, Calvert

Akira Sugano
CEO, Asset Management One

Satoshi Ikeda
Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Financial Services Agency

Chris Newton
Executive Director, Responsible Investment, IFM Investors

Marco Becht
Professor of Finance and the Goldschmidt Professor of Corporate Governance, and Executive Director, The Solvay Brussels School for Economics and Management at Université libre de Bruxelles, and ECGI

Yoshihisa Masaki
Director of Social Communication Bureau, Keidanren

Nina Roth
Director, Responsible Investment, BMO Global Asset Management

Magnus Billing
CEO, Alecta

Mayumi Kudo
Product Manager and ESG Group Leader (Japan), Schroders

Marianne Haahr
Executive Director, Green Digital Finance Alliance

Richard Barker
Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean of Faculty, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Ryohei Yanagi
CFO, Visiting Professor, Eisai, Waseda University

Faith Ward
Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Brunel Pension Partnership

Nick Langley
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Clearbridge

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partners

• First Sentier Investors

• IFM Investors

• Asset Management One
• Calvert
• Eaton Vance
• ClearBridge Investments
• FTSE Russell
• PwC
• RepRisk
• Schroders

• Aberdeen Standard
• BMO Global Asset Management
• CSR Design
• EY
• Moody's
• Nikko Asset Management
• SuMi Trust