Press Conference

After COP27: How Corporate Japan Can Support the Government in Driving Ambitious Climate Action

Date: November 25, 2022 Friday
Time: 13:00 - 14:00 (JST) (Entrance 12:30)
Venue: CIC Tokyo, InfluenceMap/JETI Office
15F Toranon Business Tower, 1-17-1, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-6415

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Host: Japan Energy Transition Initiative (JETI)
Support: Institute of Global Environmental Studies (IGES)
Format: Hybrid (in-person / zoom)
Language: Japanese

About JETI

The Japan Energy Transition Initiative (JETI) is a collaboration of global and Japanese knowledge providers dedicated to accelerating the energy transition among business, finance and policy makers in Japan. JETI will address key global climate and energy issues relevant to Japan in a manner that is ahead of the curve and focused on specific outcomes leading to decarbonisation.


COP27 is all about the need for governments, companies and the financial sector to act now on pledges made at the Glasgow and Paris COP meetings. Many corporations are now calling on governments to act, including an open letter from the World Economic Forums Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders.
Governments need clear signals from the corporate sector on ambitious climate policy. At present the signals are mixed. Many leading companies offer top line support for the Paris Agreement and 2050 Carbon Neutrality while at the same time they are members of industry and cross-sector group that oppose the regulations that would drive the transition forward. Investors are paying very close attention to the disconnect between top line messaging and detailed policy engagement in the corporate sector.
On Nov 25, InfluenceMap, who works closely with investors on the topic, releases its latest analysis of corporate climate policy engagement in Japan, where the focus is on how powerful sector industry groups are acting to influence Japan’s climate and energy policy.

Hear the latest developments, news and analysis:

  • Launch of the Japan Climate Policy Engagement Platform from leading think tank InfluenceMap. Which companies and sectors in Japan are supportive of science based and Paris-aligned climate policy for Japan.
  • What does COP27 mean for corporate Japan and the Japanese government
  • Investor agenda on climate: corporate engagement with climate policy and industry association governance as an emerging ESG focus for investors


Opening Remarks (10 min)

Climate Policy engagement as a focus of corporate climate action
Moderator: Yusuke Matsuo, IGES

Presentation (30 min)

Presenting on Japanese Corporate Climate Policy Engagement
Monica Nagashima, InfluenceMap

Introducing the Climate Action 100+ Net Zero Company Benchmark
Ayako Nomizu, PRI Japan

Q&A (20min)

All speakers



Yusuke Matsuo
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Director of Business Task Force

Yusuke leads the work at IGES to support corporate and policy actions with his expertise on climate change and business actions. He is also the director of the secretariat of Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership (JCLP) – business group which convenes more than 225 companies from across various sectors in Japan to jointly drive corporate ambition for the transition to a net zero economy. Previously, he was a senior analyst at the Good Bankers Co. and the Japan Sanwa Bank (current MUFG Bank).



Ayako Nomizu
PRI Japan
Manager, Climate Action 100+, PRI

Ayako is a Manager for Climate Action 100+ at PRI, and facilitates collaborative engagements across Asia for Climate Action 100+, a global investor initiative to ensure the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change.  Ayako joined PRI in 2019, after working as a senior analyst at an international credit rating agency and serving as a director of an educational non-profit organization.  



Monica Nagashima
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.  



Dylan Tanner
Co-Founder and Executive Director

Prior to co-founding climate change think tank InfluenceMap, Dylan established a market-leading environmental consultancy in Tokyo which is now ERM Japan. Dylan grew and led a 50-person team engaging in a wide variety of corporate and technical advisory work in Japan and Asia covering environmental audits, land remediation, corporate sustainability and climate strategies. Prior to founding ERM Japan, Dylan established an information-based consulting firm advising global corporations on emerging environmental issues in Asia-Pacific.