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Switzerland – Japan Economic Forum 2021

Date
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 09:00 - 12:00
Location
Online
Speakers
  • 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
Organisation
  • Embassy of Switzerland in Japan
Co-Organisation
  • Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (SCCIJ)
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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

PANEL

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?

PANEL

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