Investor-company Forum - Sustainability in Corporate Japan

Date: Tuesday, 3 October 2023
Time: 09:00-11:30 JST (followed by networking refreshments)
Venue: International Convention Centre Pamir, 3-13-1 Takanawa, Minako-Ku, Tokyo, 108-8612, Japan

The PRI and Nomura Asset Management are delighted to host an investor-company forum immediately prior to PRI in Person 2023 in Tokyo. This side event will feature a series of presentations and panel discussion from leading Japanese companies on their approach to key sustainability issues, followed by breakout Q&A sessions where global investors will be able to discuss issues in more depth.

Simultaneous translation in English and Japanese will be available in some rooms. 

Capacity for this event is limited. Priority will be given to stewardship staff of PRI signatories. 

時間: 09:00-11:30(日本時間)終了後ネットワーキングの機会を設けます。
会場: グランドプリンスホテル新高輪 国際館パミール 東京都港区高輪3-13-1 

PRIと野村アセットマネジメントは、東京で開催される「PRI in Person 2023」開始日の午前中に、同会場にて投資家と企業の対話フォーラムを開催します。このサイドイベントでは、日本を代表する企業から主要なサステナビリティ課題への取り組みについてのプレゼンテーション、パネルディスカッションを行った後、個別企業別の分科会による質疑応答で、世界中から来日する投資家とより深い議論を展開します。






9:00 – 9:20 
Registration and refreshments 
9:20 – 9:25 
Paul Chandler, Director, Stewardship, PRI
9:25 – 10:20 
Corporate presentations and panel discussions
Click here to read the speaker biographies for this session.
  • Mikako Suzuki, Corporate Officer, in charge of ESG and Risk Management, Ricoh Co., Ltd.
  • Yuuko Iizuka, Executive Officer, General Manager of Sustainability Department, Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.
  • Shigetaka Akamatsu, General Manager, Investor & Shareholder Relations Department, Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Moderator: Yuichi Murao, CFA, Senior Corporate Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer (Active Japanese Equity), Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.
10:25 – 11:30 
Company Q&A sessions 
Simultaneous translation in English and Japanese will be available in Breakout Rooms A and B. Breakout Rooms C and D will be English only.
Breakout A:
Satoshi Abe, General Manager, ESG Strategy Division, ESG Center, Ricoh Co., Ltd.
Ricoh is integrating ESG into management strategy. They are also working to address climate change and human rights issues throughout the Ricoh Group’s business value chain.
Yuko Taniuchi, Senior Manager, Investor Relations, Hitachi, Ltd.  
Hitachi is working to develop and further strengthen their corporate governance system by such means as thoroughly separating management oversight from execution and establishing a system for prompt business execution.
Breakout B:  
Yuuko Iizuka, Executive Officer, General Manager of Sustainability Department, Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.
Through the implementation of the “wood cycle”, the value chain of maximizing the value of forests and wood, Sumitomo Forestry strives to realize decarbonization and a circular bioeconomy.
Akihiro Yonehara, Team Leader, Environment & Sustainability Strategy Div. Environment Team, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has a long history of disclosure in English, and is working to move the entire industry toward decarbonization from the ground up through activities at the World Economic Forum.
Breakout C:
Shigetaka Akamatsu, General Manager, Investor & Shareholder Relations Department, Mitsubishi Corporation
By actively pursuing energy transformation (EX) initiatives, Mitsubishi Corporation is working toward the ambitious goal of achieving a decarbonized society. Mitsubishi established the position of Chief Stakeholder Engagement Officer (CSEO) in April 2023.
Nami Matsuko, General Manager, Sustainability Department, Resonac Holdings Corporation
Following integration of Showa Denko K.K. and Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd., the newly integrated company “Resonac” was established effective on January 1, 2023. The Integrated Report 2022 has received the Grand Prix at “NIKKEI Integrated Report Award 2022.
Breakout D:  
Yasuko Minamida, Executive Director, Sustainability Department, Eisai Co., Ltd.
Eisai has been working to improve access to medicine (S), including the elimination of lymphatic filariasis (LF), one of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The elimination of NTDs is a target (3.3) of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Yuki Sano, Executive Director, Head of Group Sustainability COO Office, Nomura Holdings, Inc.
Nomura Holdings is aiming to create Economic & Social Value through business activities in the global financial and capital markets by taking advantage of their strong business franchise in Japan and around the world.



9:00 – 9:20 
9:20 – 9:25 
Paul Chandler, Director, Stewardship, PRI
9:25 – 10:20 
パネルディスカッション (同時通訳付き)
  • 鈴木美佳子氏 株式会社リコー コーポレート執行役員 ESG・リスクマネジメント担当
  • 飯塚優子氏 住友林業株式会社 執行役員 サステナビリティ推進部長
  • 赤松茂隆氏 三菱商事株式会社 IR・SR部長
  • 村尾 祐一 野村アセットマネジメント株式会社 常務CIO(日本株アクティブ)
10:25 – 11:30 
ラウンドテーブル (一部同時通訳付き)
Breakout A:
ESG戦略部 ESGセンター 所長 阿部哲嗣氏
株式会社 日立製作所 
インベスター・リレーションズ 担当部長 谷内由布子氏
Breakout B:  
執行役員 サステナビリティ推進部長 飯塚優子氏
株式会社 商船三井
環境・サステナビリティ戦略部 環境戦略チームリーダー 米原章浩氏
英文開示の長年の取組みがあるほか、World Economic Forumでの活動等を通じて足下から脱炭素に向けて業界全体を動かそうとしている
Breakout C:
IR・SR部長 赤松茂隆氏
サステナビリティ部長 松古樹美氏
Breakout D:  
サステナビリティ部 部長 南田泰子氏
サステナビリティ企画部長 佐野悠樹氏