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Tokyo-London Green Finance Seminar 2019

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Tokyo-London Green Finance Seminar 2019

For a second straight year, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and British Embassy Tokyo co-hosted the Tokyo-London Green Finance Seminar 2019 based on the Memorandum of Understanding Between The City of London Corporation and Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
The seminar featured opening and closing remarks by the British Ambassador to Japan and the Governor of Tokyo, as well as a keynote speech by Sir Roger Gifford, chairman of the Green Finance Initiative, City of London Corporation and panel discussions with green finance experts from Japan and abroad.
In her closing remarks, the governor noted the importance of the combination of "environment" and "finance," and introduced the government's various initiatives, such as Tokyo Green Bonds and the Tokyo Financial Award recognizing financial companies promoting ESG investment. She also expressed her goal for Tokyo to become a "leading city for sustainable finance."

▲ Opening Remarks by British Embassy Tokyo

▲ Keynote Speech by Sir Roger Gifford

▲ Panel Discussion(1)

▲ Panel Discussion(2)

▲ Closing Remarks by Governor of Tokyo


14:30-16:30, May, 29, 2019 (Wed.)


Hotel Le Port Kojimachi


  1. Opening Remarks by Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan
  2. Keynote Speech:"Transforming society through green finance - A UK perspective"
    Sir Roger Gifford
    Chairman of the Green Finance Initiative, City of London Corporation
    Senior Banker, SEB Bank
  3. Panel Discussion (1)

    "Green finance activities in the UK and in Japan: progress made and to be made"


    • Sir Roger Gifford
    • Tsukasa Kanai
      Chief Sustainability Officer, Corporate Planning Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
    • Tadashi Shibakawa
      Director, Environment and Economy Division, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of the
      Environment, Japan
    • Takahiro Tajiri
      Senior Director for Strategic Projects, Office for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion, Tokyo Metropolitan Government


    • Hideki Takada
      Secretary General, Green Finance Network Japan
      Ministry of Finance/Counsellor, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan
  4. Panel Discussion (2)

    "Green Finance and Approach to TCFD"


    • Heather McLeish
      Director -Financial Services Advisory, EY Advisory & Consulting Co., Ltd.
    • Eiichiro Adachi
      Counselor, The Japan Research Institute, Limited
    • Satoshi Ikeda
      Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Financial Services Agency, Government of Japan
    • Masaaki Nagamura
      General Manager, International Initiatives, Strategy & Synergy Dept., Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.


    • Chie Okada
      Debt Capital Markets / Lead for Sustainable Finance (ESG) Japan
      Global Banking and Markets, HSBC Securities (Japan) Limited Tokyo Branch
  5. Closing Remarks
    • Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo