- H.E. Dr. Andreas BAUM Ambassador of Switzerland to Japan
- Mr. Naoshi TAKATSU Managing Partner, North East Asia, IMD business school
- Mr. Patrick ODIER Senior Managing Partner, Lombard Odier Group
- Embassy of Switzerland in Japan
- Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (SCCIJ)
Mobilizing our capital towards sustainability: How can we make it happen?
As the world is faced with the challenges of potentially catastrophic climate change, advanced economies such as Switzerland and Japan are engaging faster than ever with decarbonization and environmental efforts. Both countries have set a similar target of net-zero emission by 2050, and see sustainable finance as a key to achieving this goal.
In this shifting context, it has become crucial for business organizations to manage both the opportunities and the risks related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. How to interpret the changing regulatory frameworks, and translate new visions into taxonomies that support sustainable ways of life for all? What instruments and technologies can be harnessed to facilitate the transition? How can ESG be leveraged as a driver of business excellence and financial return?
20 October 2021
16:00 (JST) – OPENING ADDRESSES
Andreas Baum, Ambassador of Switzerland to Japan
Andre Zimmermann, President, Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (SCCIJ)
16:10 (JST) – KEYNOTE
Patrick Odier, Senior Managing Partner, Lombard Odier Group / President, Swiss Sustainable Finance
16:30 (JST) – PANEL 1
SHAPING EFFECTIVE FRAMEWORK CONDITIONS: AMBITIONS AND ROADMAP
Stefan Flückiger, Deputy State Secretary for International Finance, Federal Department of Finance of Switzerland
Satoshi Ikeda, Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Financial Services Agency (FSA), the Government of Japan
Sayuri Shirai, Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Moderation: Jonas Pulver, Head of Communications and Culture Section, Embassy of Switzerland in Japan
17:15 (JST) – BREAK
17:30 (JST) – Panel 2
IS EGS A PATH TO BUSINESS GROWTH AND FINANCIAL RETURN?
Bertrand Gacon, Co-Founder and CEO, Impaakt
Zuhair Kahn, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager, UBP Investments Co. Ltd.
Yumiko Murakami, General Partner, MPower Partners
Shin Taejun, Founder, Chair of the Board and CEO, Gojo & Company, Inc.
Moderation: Seema Bhayat, Representative Director and Head of Private Banking, Japan Lombard Odier Trust (Japan) Limited
18:45 (JST) – CONCLUSION
Naoshi Takatsu, Managing Partner (North East Asia), IMD Business School