Date: 27 October 2023


The ICMA & JSDA Annual Sustainable Bond Conference 2023: Accelerating Transition with Sustainable Bonds covered international progress on policy and market support for transition finance, as well as the potential and the challenges of financing transition with sustainable bonds including case studies in Japan.

Participants discussed the wider prospects for sustainable finance in Japan and across Asia. This conference, on its 7th year, has become one of the key sustainable finance events in the country, gathering more than 800 delegates in 2022 from all market constituents in sustainable finance including government and other public sector officials, issuers, banks, investors, market infrastructures, external reviewers and law firms.


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Please note that this agenda is subject to change.

12:30   Registration
13:00   Welcome and opening speech
Toshio Morita, Chairman and CEO, JSDA
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA (virtual)
13:10   Keynote speech
David Fischer, Project Coordinator, Climate Policy & Investment, International Energy Agency (IEA)
13:20   Panel discussion: International progress on policy and market support for transition finance
Moderator: Reiko Hayashi, Director and Deputy President, BofA, Securities Co., Ltd., Member, JSDA SDGs Council; Member, ICMA Board
  • Chaoni Huang, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets APAC, BNP Paribas
  • Fumihiro Kajikawa, Director, GX Finance Promotion Office / Office for Opening the GX Promotion Organization, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative (virtual)
  • Osamu Morishita, Head of Sustainability Promotion, Mizuho Securities
14:20   Coffee break
14:40   Keynote speech: Global discussions and Japan’s initiatives
Teruhisa Kurita, Commissioner, Japanese Financial Service Agency (JFSA)
14:50   Fireside chat: Regulatory perspectives for Sustainable Finance in Japan and Asia
Moderator: Mushtaq Kapasi, Managing Director and Chief Representative, Asia Pacific, ICMA
  • Hideki Takada, Director, Strategy Development Division, Japanese Financial Service Agency (JFSA)
  • Kelvin Lester Lee, Commissioner of the Securities Exchange Commission of the Philippines (virtual)
15:40   Keynote speech
Tomohisa Murakami, Senior Managing Director, Investment Banking Product, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd
15:50   Coffee break
16:10   Keynote speech
Masataka Miyazono, President, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
16:20   Panel discussion: Potential and challenges of transition finance - Case studies in the Japanese and international private sector
Moderator: Kazushi Shimizu, Managing Director of Sustainability Solutions, Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.
  • Yasunori Iwanaga, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Amundi Japan Ltd
  • Masato Kanedome, Principal, Sustainability Service Department, DNV Business Assurance Japan K.K.
  • Junichi Tanaka, General Manager, Responsible Investment, Investment Planning, Sumitomo Life Insurance Company
  • Tetsuo Yoshida, Executive Officer, Head of the Financial Strategy and Planning Division, Head of the Global Investor Relations Group, JERA Co., Inc.
17:20   Closing remarks
Nicholas Pfaff, Deputy CEO and Head of Sustainable Finance, ICMA; Secretary of the Green Bond Principles (GBP) and the Social Bond Principles (SBP)
17:30   Event close

Lead Sponsors

BNP Paribas is the European Union’s leading bank and key player in international banking. It operates in 65 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees, including nearly 145,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main fields of activity: Commercial, Personal Banking & Services for the Group’s commercial & personal banking and several specialised businesses including BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Arval; Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment and protection solutions; and Corporate & Institutional Banking, focused on corporate and institutional clients. Based on its strong diversified and integrated model, the Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, BNP Paribas has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. The Group is rolling out its integrated commercial & personal banking model across several Mediterranean countries, Turkey, Eastern Europe as well as via a large network in the western part of the United States. As a key player in international banking, the Group has leading platforms and business lines in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

BNP Paribas has implemented a Corporate Social Responsibility approach in all its activities, enabling it to contribute to the construction of a sustainable future, while ensuring the Group's performance and stability.

The Mizuho group is a global financial services leader with offices in nearly 40 countries/regions, approximately 55,000 employees, and assets of more than USD 1.7 trillion. Mizuho provides expertise in retail banking, corporate finance, investment banking, asset management, capital markets, and sales and trading, to help businesses develop and find new opportunities for growth.

As a financial institution, we recognise we have a role to play in supporting the global transition to a low-carbon economy by reviewing our own operations and supporting our clients and communities in which we operate. By influencing the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria in the financing of investments, we can play our part in helping to achieve a more sustainable world.

  Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated network spanning over 30 countries and regions. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Investment Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership.

In keeping with its aim to Drive Sustainability, Nomura is committed to helping resolve social issues and creating a more sustainable future. By supporting clients’ sustainability initiatives and the transition to a decarbonized society, Nomura will continue to deliver high added value towards the creation of a truly prosperous society.


Daiwa Securities Group, established in 1902, is widely recognized as a leading global comprehensive financial services firm. We operate core businesses such as Retail, Global Markets, Global Investment Banking, M&A advisory services, Asset Management, and Investment. Other core businesses include world famous research and banking operations. Under our unity within the group, we provide a broad range of services to various clients.

We are actively addressing pressing environmental and social issues by exploring solutions through capital cycles in the financial and capital markets. We are committed to collaborating with our stakeholders to strengthen our corporate value in the medium- to long-term and contribute to the creation of a sustainable and prosperous society through SDGs and ESG initiatives.

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