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.
|13:00||Welcome and opening speech
Toshio Morita, Chairman and CEO, JSDA
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA (virtual)
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
|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
Tomohisa Murakami, Senior Managing Director, Investment Banking Product, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd
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.
Nicholas Pfaff, Deputy CEO and Head of Sustainable Finance, ICMA; Secretary of the Green Bond Principles (GBP) and the Social Bond Principles (SBP)