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Tokyo-London Green Finance Seminar 2021 (December)

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Tokyo-London Green Finance Seminar 2021 (December)

Based on the "Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of London Corporation and Tokyo Metropolitan Government" regarding exchanges and cooperation signed by both parties on December 2017, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and British Embassy in Japan co-hosted the Tokyo-London Green Finance Seminar 2021 on Friday, December 10. The seminar featured opening remarks by the British Ambassador as well as a keynote speech by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, a talk and roundtable discussion with green finance experts from Japan and the UK.


  • Date and Time:Friday, December 10, 2021, 8:00 - 9:20 a.m. (GMT)
  • Format:Online

Program (Without honorifics, random order)

    Time(GMT) Item Main speakers
    8:00 Opening Remarks Julia Longbottom, British Ambassador to Japan
    8:03 Keynote speech Vincent Keaveny, The Lord Mayor of the City of London
    8:10 Talk

    "UK-Japan collaboration on green finance: post COP26 perspective"
    Nick Bridge, Special Representative for Climate Change, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Government of the United Kingdom
    Satoshi Ikeda, Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Financial Services Agency, Government of Japan

    Heather McLeish, Director, EY Japan Co., Ltd.
    8:40 Financial Roundtable

    "Latest trends and Future prospects on Green Finance"
    ・Vincent Keaveny, The Lord Mayor, City of London
    ・Julia Longbottom, British Ambassador to Japan
    ・Sacha Sadan, Director of ESG, Financial Conduct Authority
    ・Arne Staal, Group Head of Benchmarks & Indices & CEO, FTSE Russell
    ・Erich Gerth, Chief Executive Officer, BlueBay Asset Management LLP

    ・Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo
    ・Manabu Miyasaka, Vice Governor of Tokyo
    ・Hiroshi Nakaso, Chairman, The Organization of Global Financial City Tokyo
    ・Hiromi Yamaoka, Member of the Board, Future Corporation
    ・Yasuyuki Konuma, Director and Executive Vice President, Tokyo Stock Exchange
    ・Hiroshi Ozeki, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nissay Asset Management Corporation
    9:10 Closing Remarks Manabu Miyasaka, Vice Governor of Tokyo

◆Leaflet of the seminar
Leaflet (PDF)