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Developments in Green and Social Bond Markets – the Asian perspective
 
Date and Venue

Date: 2 November 2017
Time:
08.45-19.00

Venue:
Toranomon Hills
23 Toranomon 1 cho-me
Minatoku
Tokyo


Event Overview

This conference “Developments in the Green and Social Bond Markets – the Asian Perspective” took place in Tokyo on 2 November with the support of the Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA).

The conference built on the sharp growth in Asian green bond activity, the recent launch of guidelines by the Japanese Ministry of Environment, pioneering social bond issuance, and increased regional investment in such products.

It brought together issuers, underwriters, investors, policymakers, market infrastructure and service providers and other green bond and social bond market stakeholders to discuss recent developments in Asia. With a focus on the application of the market standards represented by the Green Bond Principles, the Social Bond Principles and the Sustainability Bond Guidelines, as well as official sector guidelines, expert speakers explored requirements for the further development of the green bond market in the region, as well as the increasingly active social and sustainability bond markets.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

 
08.45
Registration, Tea & Coffee
09.30
Welcome & Opening Speech
Shigeharu SUZUKI, Chairman and CEO, JSDA

09.35
Welcome & Keynote: Asia – a strategic region for the GBP
Martin SCHECK, Chief Executive, ICMA

09.40

Panel: The GBP – Recent Developments and Perspectives for 2017-18
Moderator: Peter Munro, Director, ICMA
Panellist:
Reiko HAYASHI, Vice Chairman, Chairman of Japan Global Capital Markets, Merrill Lynch Japan Securities
Yasunobu KATSUKI, Senior Primary Analyst, Products Business Division, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
Chris WIGLEY, Senior Portfolio Manager, Mirova
Amane YAMAZAKI, General Manager, Structure Finance Division, Social & Environmental Risk Assessment Office, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Stephanie SFAKIANOS, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, BNP Paribas

10.55
Keynote
Yuriko KOIKE, Governor of Tokyo

11.15 Coffee & Networking Break  
11.45 Keynote: Japan’s Green Bond Guidelines
Masaya OKUYAMA, Director, Environment and Economy Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Environment

12.00
Panel: the Japanese market – achievements & outlook
Moderator: Yoshiyuki ARIMA, Japan Representative, World Bank Treasury
Panellists:
Hiroyuki KATO, Director General, Treasury Department, Development Bank of Japan
Masanori OGIWARA, Managing Director, Head of DCM Japan & Sustainability Bonds Asia, Morgan Stanley
Hiroshi OZEKI, Chief Investment Officer, Member of the Board & Executive Officer, Nippon Life Insurance Company
Takeshi TOKUDA, Director, International Debt Origination, Debt Capital Markets Department, Daiwa Securities

13.00
Lunch
14.00 Keynote: The Chinese Green Bond Market
Wei KONG, Secretary, Shanghai Green Finance Committee

14.10 Panel: Future dynamics for green bond markets
Moderator: Sean KIDNEY, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Panellists:   
Erwan CREHALET, Head of Climate & Green Bonds Research, Crédit Agricole CIB
Mariko KAWAGUCHI, CEO Japan SIF, Chief Researcher, Daiwa Institute of Research
Jean-Marie MASSE, Chief Investment Officer, Financial Institutions Group, International Finance Corporation
Aldo ROMANI, Deputy Head of Funding, Euro, EIB
Yao WANG, Deputy Secretary-General, China Green Finance Committee

15.00 Keynote: Scaling up green finance and investment for a low-carbon transition
Masamichi KONO, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

15.15
Keynote: Building the market in Emerging Asia
Nessim J. AHMAD, Deputy Director General of Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department concurrently Chief Compliance Officer, Asian Development Bank

15.30
Panel: Social & Sustainable Bond market trends
Moderator: Esohe Denise ODARO, Head of Investor Relations, IFC
Panellists:
Sasja BESLIK, Head of Sustainable Finance, Nordea
Rene KARSENTI, Chairman, IFFIm
Michiyo MORISAWA, Head of Japan, Global Networks and Outreach, PRI
Satoko TANAKA, Director, Capital Markets Division, Treasury, Finance, and Accounting Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency
Kazuyuki AIHARA, Senior Officer, Head of ESG products, Debt Capital Markets Depts., Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.

16.20
Panel: External Reviews – current practice in Asia and market outlook
Moderator: Mushtaq KAPASI, Chief Representative, ICMA Asia Pacific
Panellists:
Eiichiro ADACHI, Counselor and Head of ESG Research Center, The Japan Research Institute
Brian CAHILL, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Corporate, Public, Project and Infrastructure Finance, Moody's
James HAWRYLAK, Director Institutional Relations, Sustainalytics
Sean KIDNEY, Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Climate Bonds Initiative
Heather MCLEISH, Senior Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young ShinNihon 

17.10 Closing Keynote
Eugene WONG, Managing Director, Corporate Finance & Investments, Securities Commission Malaysia; Co-Chair of the Green Finance Working Group, ASEAN Capital Markets Forum

17.25
Closing Remarks
Martin SCHECK, Chief Executive, ICMA

17.30
Networking reception
19.00
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