RI Digital: Japan 2020
Designing the sustainable ‘new normal’

Responsible Investor will launch a new online conference, RI Digital: Japan 2020 where we discuss the key themes which urgently require reconsideration to envision the recovery and to shape a sustainable new normal.
The conference will cover a wide range of responsible and sustainable finance from the state of play in ESG to practical questions on stewardship, diversity, corporate resilience, and decarbonization.
Investment professionals from in and out of Japan will explore potential opportunities for the next decade. Join online and participate in the discussion by raising questions.

RI Digital: Japan 2020 ― Designing the sustainable ‘new normal’
Dates: Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th October, 2020
Conference agenda and other information:
Free to participate
Registration is required via the conference website above.

TCFD Guidance 2.0 published
- Toward Further Disclosure of Climate-related Financial Information -

As ESG investments grow, a corporate disclosure framework that enables investors to appropriately assess a company's climate-related risks and opportunities is becoming increasingly important.
The TCFD Consortium, which is a private sector-led initiative, took over the work of revising the "Guidance on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD Guidance)" formulated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in December 2018, and announced its revised release as the "TCFD Guidance 2.0" on July 31st.

Related Materials
Overview of TCFD Guidance 2.0

For more information of the background and overview of TCFD Guidance 2.0, click hear.

Notice of Holding a Deep Dive Workshop

On Friday, June 19th, 2020 at 10:30 (Manila Time), organized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI), the Deep Dive Workshop at Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) will introduce innovative technologies (e.g., IoT/AI, CCS/CCUS, Hydrogen) and highlight the importance of policy, finance and multinational initiatives such as the Cleaner Energy Future Initiative for ASEAN (CEFIA) and the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) for deployment of such technologies. For further information, please refer here. We hope you will join us.

Date : Friday, June 19th, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. (Manila Time)
Session : Deep Dive Workshop "Collaborative Initiatives on Energy System Transition with Innovative Technologies, Policies and Financing"
Organizer : The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI)
Reference : Held Online
 Please register here for your participation.

Climate Change Starter's Guide
-Key Impacts and Considerations for the Life Insurance Industry-

The Life Insurance Association of Japan published its first "Climate Change Starter’s Guide" (hereafter the "Climate Guide") that promotes and supports climate change initiatives by member life insurers.

The Climate Guide covers a wider range of topics, including:
-the impact of climate change affecting business sectors,
-the background and current situation on political movements concerning the environment,
-the summary of the TCFD recommendations and examples of TCFD-type disclosures and
-the essential points for life insurers working on climate initiatives.

This guide is intended to serve as a starting point for addressing climate change and be used not only by the life insurers in Japan but also various types of stakeholders around the world.

Please take a look at the Climate Guide to further expand your climate horizon and proactively consider possible actions for confronting climate change issues that contribute to the sustainable development of society for future posterity.

Climate Change Starter’s Guide (Link to Life Insurance Association of Japan Website)

SASB/CDSB: "TCFD Implementation Guide" Seminar

SASB/CDSB: "TCFD Implementation Guide" Seminar In May this year, the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) published a "TCFD Implementation Guide" to support TCFD-based information disclosure. JPX is holding a seminar to introduce and explain the Japanese translation of this guide, which has now been created for the benefit of Japanese listed companies.

Date: October 10, 2019 (Thurs) 14:00-16:20 (Registration from 13:30)
Venue: The Tokyo Shoken Building (8th floor hall) 1-5-8 Nihombashi Kayabacho, Chuo-ku
Hosts: SASB, CDSB, Japan Exchange Group

Please see the attached PDF for more details and how to register.

TCFD Implementation Guide Seminar

Conference on Developments in Green, Social and Sustainability Bond Markets – Japan and Asia on 9 October 2019

In response to the globally heightened interest in ESG investment, the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has been hosting the Green Bond Principles (GBP) since 2014, as well as its successors the Social Bond Principles (SBP) and Sustainability Bond Guidelines (SBG). As part of its work to promote these Principles and Guidelines, the ICMA has hosted international conferences mainly in Europe and Asia.
This time, ICMA and the Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) will hold their 3rd joint conference on Developments in Green, Social and Sustainability Bond Markets in Tokyo on 9 October 2019 following the remarkable scale and seniority of attendance at the 2018 and 2017 events and the Japanese market's strong growth.
The event will bring important updates and debates on the rapid evolution of the market and official guidance internationally. The Tokyo conference will once again bring together issuers, underwriters, investors, policymakers, market infrastructure and service providers who are active in the Asian green and social bond markets.

Date and Time: 9 October 2019, 9:30 to 17:25 (scheduled)
Venue: Hotel New Otani Tokyo, (4-1, Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-8578, Japan)
Program: See view the latest agenda through the official conference website (link below)
*Simultaneous interpretation between English and Japanese will be provided
*Lunch will be available
Admission: Free of charge and open to all
Registration: Registration in advance is essential through the ICMA website: