Building on the tremendous success of the previously held Sustainable Finance Summits, we are pleased to have hosted our flagship 2023 IIF Sustainable Finance Summit in Tokyo on April 5-6, 2023. We are delighted to have had the support of the Japanese Financial Services Agency (JFSA), as well as the leading financial institutions in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region, for what was an important and timely event.

Similar to peers across the globe, governments and businesses in Asia have pledged to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades. The region accounts for nearly half the world’s carbon emissions due to its diverse economies, rapid growth, and heavy reliance on fossil fuels, therefore a successful transition in Asia will be a critical element in the global fight against climate change. Managing climate risk and ensuring a policy and regulatory environment that enables transition finance opportunities—including the climate-resilient infrastructure and new green technology required—will be essential.  Due to Japan’s ambitious climate targets for 2030 and 2050 it has long been a global leader in energy efficiency and innovation, exceling in areas like hybrid electric vehicles, solar photovoltaics, smart grids, carbon-free fuels, and offshore wind. The 2023 IIF Sustainable Finance Summit brought together policymakers, regulators, environmental experts, and global financial firms to discuss these critical issues impacting the industry.

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Program Agenda

Featured Speakers

<b>Tomoko Amaya</b>
Vice Minister for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency
Government of Japan
<b>Cornelia Andersson</b>
Group Leader, Sustainable Finance and Investment
London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)
<b>Shigeru Ariizumi</b>
Vice Commissioner for International Affairs
Financial Services Agency, Government of Japan
<b>Judson Berkey</b>
Managing Director; Group Head Engagement and Regulatory Strategy; Chief Sustainability Office
<b>Anna Celner</b>
Managing Partner, Global Banking & Capital Markets Practice
<b>Salim Chahine</b>
Vice Governor
Central Bank of Lebanon
<b>Matthew Chan</b>
Head of Sustainability and ESG Engagement, Asia Pacific
J.P. Morgan
<b>Feng Chang</b>
Managing Director, Sustainable Finance Group
Bank of America
<b>Thomas Clark</b>
General Counsel
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
<b>Frederick J. Crawford</b>
President and Chief Operating Officer
Aflac Incorporated
<b>Norhana Endut</b>
Assistant Governor
Bank Negara Malaysia
<b>Hirotaka Hideshima</b>
Counsellor on Global Strategy to the President and Board of Directors
<b>Toshiyasu Iiyama</b>
Executive Officer
Nomura Holdings, Inc.
<b>Satoshi Ikeda</b>
Chief Sustainable Finance Officer,
Financial Services Agency, Government of Japan
<b>Yuki Ikehata</b>
ESG Analyst
Responsible Investment Group, Asset Management One
<b>Tomohiro Ishikawa</b>
Managing Director and Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
<b>Shahril Azuar Jimin</b>
Chief Sustainability Officer
<b>Yoshihiro Kawai</b>
Chair, OECD Insurance and Private Pensions Committee & Professor
University of Tokyo
<b>Masahiro Kihara</b>
President and Group Chief Executive Officer
Mizuho Financial Group Inc
<b>Hiroshi Komori</b>
International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)
<b>Haruhiko Kuroda</b>
Bank of Japan
<b>Chris Leeds</b>
Head, Carbon Markets Development
Standard Chartered
<b>Kathy Matsui</b>
General Partner
MPower Partners Fund L.P.
<b>Chikako Matsumoto</b>
Executive Officer
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, INC
<b>Kanetsugu Mike</b>
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
<b>Hiromichi Mizuno</b>
Founder and CEO
Good Steward Partners
<b>Megumi Muto</b>
Vice President, Development Finance, Sustainability, Partnership and Mobilization
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
<b>Hiroshi Nakaso</b>
<b>Tetsuo Ohkubo</b>
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.
<b>Douglas L. Peterson</b>
President and Chief Executive Officer
S&P Global
<b>Tamao Sasada</b>
Country Executive for Japan
Bank of America
<b>David Semaya</b>
Executive Chairman and Representative Director
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management
<b>Kazushi Shimizu</b>
Head of Sustainability Solutions Department
Daiwa Securities Group
<b>Tokiko Shimizu</b>
Assistant Governor
Bank of Japan
<b>Hidehiko Sogano</b>
Managing Executive Officer
Dai-Ichi Life Holdings, Inc
<b>Thomas Spitz</b>
Senior Managing Director & Head of Global Markets
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
<b>Masayuki Takanashi</b>
Group Chief Sustainability Officer
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMBC)
<b>Makoto Takashima</b>
Chairman of the Board
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
<b>Laurence Thiery</b>
Head of Asia Pacific Financial Services Business Development
Amazon Web Services
<b>James Turner</b>
Group Chief Financial Officer
Prudential Plc
<b>Valérie Urbain</b>
Executive Director; Member of the Group Management Committee
<b>Yasuhiko Ushikubo</b>
Group Chief Sustainability Officer
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
<b>Justin Wu</b>
Co-Head of Climate Change Asia Pacific
<b>Shinichi Yoshiya</b>
Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan & APAC
Morgan Stanley
<b>Derek Young</b>
President Japan
Fidelity International