Date: October 5th 2023, Thursday
Time: 16:15 (JST) – Door open / Reception
16:45 – 18:45 (JST)
Venue: Iino Conference Center
〒100-0011 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Uchisaiwaichō, 2-chōme−1−1 Iino Building 4F
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Attendance Fee: Free
Language: Language in the auditorium will be Japanese If you wish to listen to English interpretation, please bring your phone/device that connects to Zoom and headphones. Free WiFi will be provided.
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All registrants will be asked to join the waiting list. InfluenceMap aims to convene a representative cross-sector group of climate leaders from business, finance, policymaking, and research. As such, we will be evaluating all registrants before confirming their attendance of the event. A confirmation will be sent if you are approved to attend.
This 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).
Japanese and global financial regulators are recognizing the increasing investor demand for greater transparency and ESG disclosure by companies. Notable among investor demands is the request for the disclosure of corporate climate policy engagement, articulated as part of ever stronger expectations for corporate governance and delivery of climate policy to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Regulators are starting to react to this demand in their expectations of companies, for example the EU Commission’s proposed Sustainability Reporting Standards include policy engagement disclosure and the UK Transition Plan Taskforce’s proposed framework for net zero transition plans.
This session will bring together leading corporate, investor, and policy voices in Japan to discuss the need for greater transparency and governance of corporate engagement with policy to ensure a transition aligned with 1.5 degrees. The OECD will overview global trends in lobbying transparency, and regulators from Japan and other key regions developing climate disclosure policies will be invited to share experiences of different types of disclosure and transparency policy.
Raise awareness among Japanese companies of investor expectations on corporate policy engagement transparency.
Initiate a dialogue with Japanese companies and share best practice to enable global leadership in this area.
Explore the trend of investor demand leading to government transparency policy in different regions and exchange views on future Japanese policy.
General Manager ESG Center ESG Strategy Division
Mr. Abe joined Ricoh in 1992. After working in the Sales Division, he was transferred to the Environmental Department in 1999, where he was in charge of environment communication. In April 2008, he was seconded to KEIZAI DOYUKAI (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) and engaged in Global Environment Committee activities. Since 2016, as General Manager of the Sustainability Division, he has been responsible for developing and promoting the company-wide sustainability strategy and has been involved in the declaration of participation in RE100, Science-based Target accreditation and integration of SDGs/ESGs into the corporate management strategy. He is also one of the deputy representatives of the Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (JCLP).
Legal & General Investment Management Japan
Head of Japan Investment Stewardship
Based in Tokyo, Aina leads LGIM's stewardship efforts in Japan. Working with the global team, she engages directly with companies, regulators, and other investors on a range of issues, including climate change, biodiversity, board governance, and diversity. Prior to joining LGIM in 2019, she was a consultant at PwC Japan where she helped build the firm’s corporate sustainability advisory practice. Aina serves as the Deputy Chair of the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA) Japan Working Group. She also sits on the SASB Standards Advisory Group and represents LGIM at organisations such as the JCLP and the 30% Club Japan Investor Group. She is a licensed CPA in the USA.
Japan Financial Service Agency
Financial Services Agency, the Government of Japan
In March 2019, the Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA) decided to create the position of Chief Sustainable Finance Officer (CSFO), to plan and coordinate on promotion of sustainable finance internally and globally. Upon its creation he was appointed, and has been serving, as the first CSFO.
In this capacity, he covers a wide range of issues concerning sustainable finance which include, among other things, aligning private finance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), promoting TCFD disclosures by business corporations and financial institutions alike, and also acting as Co-chair of the Transition Finance Working Group at the International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF) and Vice-chair of the Impact Investing Roundtable co-organized by GSG National Advisory Board of Japan and JFSA.
Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership
Ms. Miyake is the Executive Manager of ESG Strategy and Solution Department at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank and the Co-Chair of Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership (JCLP), a coalition of over 230 businesses advancing decarbonization in the country She has been heavily involved in lobbying activities not only to the government and policy makers since taking the JCLP Co-chair role in 2019 , but also to various industry players and also to the public. In 2022, she served as a member of High Level Expert Group on the Net Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities convened by Secretary General Guterres. Prior to the current role, Ms. Miyake serve d as the Chief Sustainability Officer of Aeon Co.,Ltd., a retail conglomerate in Japan. Aeon was the first retailer in Japan to commit to net zero by 2050 in 2018 and has always been the forerunner in the Sustainability field .
Dr. Julio Bacio Terracino
Head of Division, Public Sector Integrity, Directorate for Public Governance
Julio leads the Public Integrity Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He regularly advises countries in the design and implementation of policies that ensure public integrity and prevent corruption. He has contributed to the design of analytical frameworks for the creation of public integrity systems, building a culture of integrity and ensuring accountability. He also has expertise in addressing corruption in public procurement and mega infrastructure projects, as well as promoting transparency and integrity in political processes.
Of Italian and Argentinian nationality, Julio obtained his PhD in International Law on anti-corruption at the Graduate Institute of International Studies.
Dr. Ben Caldecott
UK Climate Change Committee and UK Transition Plan Taskforce
Dr Ben Caldecott is the founding Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group at the University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. At the University of Oxford, he is the inaugural Lombard Odier Associate Professor of Sustainable Finance, the first ever endowed professorship of sustainable finance, and a Supernumerary Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford. Ben is also the founding Director and Principal Investigator of the UK Centre for Greening Finance & Investment (CGFI), established by UK Research and Innovation in 2021 as the national centre to accelerate the adoption and use of climate and environmental data and analytics by financial institutions internationally. He is a Visiting Professor at the Wealth Management Institute in Singapore.
Japan Country Manager
Monica leads the InfluenceMap content development and JETI engagement efforts from the Tokyo office with strategic partners in the corporate, finance and government sectors based in Japan and Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining InfluenceMap in 2020, she conducted research on energy policy at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). Monica holds Masters Degrees from Sciences Po and Peking University, and a BA in Environment and Information Studies from Keio University.