JETI's Webinar Series on Business, Finance and Climate Change 2021:
Leadership by Japanese Investors on Climate Change Stewardship

Date: April 8 Thursday
Time: 16:00 – 18:00 (JST) / 08:00 – 10:00 (BST)
Format: Zoom Webinar with simultaneous translation for Japanese-English
Cost: Free

Hosts: Japan Energy Transition Initiative (JETI)
Audience: Targeting business, finance, think tank/research, media, and policy leaders active on investor stewardship-related issues.

JETI Conference Outline

This online conference series is a gathering of senior leaders from business, finance, policymaking and think tanks to discuss issues and solutions towards driving innovation in policy towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A particular focus will be on greater multi-stakeholder participation in climate change solutions in Japan. A desired outcome is that the conference will trigger new partnerships and practical ideas around climate policy innovation among stakeholders from business, finance, research, and policymakers. Participation will be free of charge but limited to individuals active in driving solutions and innovation in their fields (business, finance, think tanks/research, policy makers).


A key global trend in finance is the prioritization of climate change as a major systemic risk. Data shows many companies held in global portfolios (oil/gas, power, automotive) remain misaligned with Paris climate goals given their current activities and investment plans. More forceful stewardship by shareholders is likely needed. The Climate Action 100+ process is a central part of this trend.


This webinar presents thought leaders and practitioners on the topic of investor stewardship of companies around climate change. Moderated by the CA100 representative at PRI Japan, you will hear from leading Japanese (SMT AM) and overseas (LGIM) asset managers, Japan's regulator the FSA, and Colin Melvin, a thought leader on stewardship and former CEO of Hermes EOS (UK). The webinar will discuss global trends on climate stewardship, key Japanese developments, and how the Climate Action 100+ process is driving positive change. This will be of interest to finance professionals, corporate executives, policymakers and the media.




Opening Remarks (10 min)

Global CA100+ Framework
Ayako Nomizu, Climate Action 100+ Manager, UN PRI

Presentation (45 min)

Report: Asset Managers and Climate Change 2021
Emma Platt, Program Manager, InfluenceMap

A Global Perspective on Investor Stewardship
Colin Melvin, Founder and Managing Director, Arkadiko Partners

Regulator’s Perspective on Japan's Stewardship Code – 2020 revisions and the desired impact on the market
Satoshi Ikeda, Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, JFSA

Panel Discussion (40min)

Development and current state of climate stewardship, shareholder meetings and voting, with priorities for advancing this in Japan.
All speakers

Audience Q&A (15 min)

All speakers


Summary JETI




PRI Japan
Ayako Nomizu
Climate Action 100+ Manager



Arkadiko Partners
Colin Melvin
Founder and Managing Director, formerly CEO Hermes EOS



Japan Financial Services Agency
Satoshi Ikeda
Chief Sustainable Finance Officer



Legal & General Investment Management Japan
Aina Fukuda
ESG Manager Japan, Head of Corporate Governance



Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management
Seiji Kawazoe
Senior Stewardship Officer



Emma Platt
Program Manager