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Date: 18 November 2022
Time: 13:00 - 17:25 JST
Format: Hybrid
Venue: KABUTO ONE HALL & CONFERENCE, 7-1, Kabuto-chō, Nihombashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo


Event overview


The ICMA & JSDA Annual Sustainable Bond Conference - financing a decarbonised and fair society through Sustainable Bonds, presented by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and the Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA), will be held to discuss the progress and prospects of the sustainable bond market, in a hybrid format with in-person side taking place in Tokyo.

Over the past years Japan’s sustainable bond market has grown substantially, from USD12.7 billion in 2019 to USD37.9 billion in 2021, whilst the issuance in 2022 has topped USD 32 billion so far. Green bonds dominate the Japanese sustainable bond market and account for 46% of total issuance year-to-date, followed by social (30%), sustainability (15%) and sustainability-linked (9%) bonds.

The 6th edition of this annual conference focuses on the further development of transition themed bonds, a deep dive into the emerging issues in use of proceeds bond market (e.g. green bonds, social bonds, and sustainability bonds),
 and expectations for sustainability-linked bonds in the Japanese market, with various case studies and key initiatives from the Japanese government and the private sector.

Simultaneous interpretation (English/Japanese) will be available.


Admission: This event is open to all ICMA and JSDA members and any interested parties free of charge.

Registration will close at 16:00 JST on 17 November 2022.
If you have any question, please contact ICMA events.


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  Welcome & Opening Speech
Toshio Morita, Chairman and CEO, JSDA
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA *video message
13:10   Guest speech
  Panel 1: Efforts on climate transition finance towards the achievement of carbon neutrality
Reiko Hayashi, Director and Deputy President, BofA Securities Co., Ltd.; Member, JSDA SDGs Council; Member, ICMA Board

Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
(14:20-)   (Coffee break)
  Guest speech
  Panel 2: Deep dive with aspects of Use of Proceeds Bonds (e.g. Green, Social, and Sustainability bonds)
Nicholas Pfaff, Deputy CEO and Head of Sustainable Finance, ICMA; Secretary of the Green Bond Principles (GBP) and the Social Bond Principles (SBP)

Yasunobu Katsuki, SDGs Primary Analyst, Sustainability Promotion Dept., Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.  

(15:50-)   (Coffee break)
16:10   Guest speech
Junichi Nakajima, Commissioner, Japanese Financial Service Agency (JFSA)
  Panel 3: Sustainability Linked Bonds - Possible market development in Japan
Tamami Ota, Head of Office of Sustainable Finance Research Unit, Financial & Capital Market Research Dpt., Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd. 

Paul O'Connor, Head of EMEA ESG Debt Capital Markets, JP Morgan
Ketish Pothalingam, Portfolio Manager, Executive Vice President, PIMCO



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)

17:25   Event close

 *Agenda is subject to change

 *Simultaneous interpretation (English/Japanese) is available


ICMA & JSDA Annual Sustainable Bond Conference 2022

- financing a decarbonised and fair society through Sustainable Bonds

This event will be held in hybrid format. Please select your form of participation (Physically / Virtually) in the form below.

Please note that we have limited capacity for in-person attendees and access is granted on a first come first served basis. If you have been granted a place and your circumstances change and are no longer unable to make it, please advise the ICMA Events team immediately so that we may allocate your place to another delegate.

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