PRI in Person 2023 highlights

PRI in Person 2023 brought together nearly 1,400 investment professionals.

The theme of this year’s event was ‘moving from commitments to action’.

Over three days in Tokyo, across nearly 40 conference sessions and 50 side events, speakers and delegates came together to learn, network and share knowledge on the latest responsible investment trends, challenges and opportunities.

Following a welcome by Hiroshi Shimizu, President of our Lead Sponsor, Nippon Life Insurance Company, the conference opened with a keynote speech from the Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida. The Prime Minister struck a powerful tone for the event, signalling his commitment to sustainability outcomes and confirming that seven government pension funds will begin the process of signing up to the Principles for Responsible Investment.

The conference covered a wide range of topics, with plenary sessions on the economic transition, the global policy landscape, the climate-nature nexus and the anti-ESG movement. Breakout sessions covered issues such as investor disclosure, sustainability outcomes and stewardship on a range of environmental, social and governance issues. Delegates heard from the new chair of the IPCC, Professor Jim Skea, on the latest climate science, and from the Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike on the city’s efforts to be a global leader on sustainability.

The final session of the conference offered a look at the future, with a keynote speech from Dr Parag Khanna on the implications of global megatrends for investors and society, and a series of insights from five very different industry leaders.

In total, over 150 speakers took part in the main conference programme, with many more participating in side events or other related events as part of Japan Weeks, a programme of events promoting Tokyo as a centre for sustainable finance.









PRI in Person 2023 - vox pops

David Atkin vox pop

David Atkin

Chief Executive Officer

Rose Easton vox pop

Rose Easton

Chief Responsible Investment Ecosystems Officer

Esther Teeken vox pop

Esther Teeken

Chief Operating Officer

Tony Goldner vox pop

Tony Goldner

Executive Director, The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)

Lorenzo Saa vox pop

Lorenzo Saa

Chief Sustainability Officer, Clarity AI

Tamsin Ballard vox pop

Tamsin Ballard

Chief Initiatives Officer

Nathan Fabian vox pop

Nathan Fabian

Chief Sustainable Systems Officer

Anthony Roberts vox pop

Anthony Roberts

Director, Investor Education

More than 30 reporters attended in person from media outlets including:

The Financial Times, Nikkei, Nikkei ESG, The Japan Times, Bloomberg, TV Tokyo, NHK TV, Responsible Investor, ESGInvestor, Global Proxy Watch, Nordsip, Investment & Pensions Europe, J Money, Alterna, Toyo Keizai, Quick ESG, Net Zero Investor, GreenBiz

In addition, a number of reporters from outlets in Japan and globally engaged with PRI in Person via the on-demand video replays

Three Strategic Media Partners:

The Financial Times, Nikkei, The Japan Times

Social media coverage

Daily recaps

Vox pop daily recaps day 1

PRI in Person 2023 - Day 1

Vox pop daily recaps day 2

PRI in Person 2023 - Day 2

Vox pop daily recaps day 2

PRI in Person 2023 - Day 3


Lead Sponsor

Nippon Life Insurance Company

Gold Sponsors

•	Natixis Investment Managers
Robeco Investment Engineers
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management
T Rowe Price

Silver Sponsors

HSBC Asset Management
MFS Investment Management
Morningstar Sustainalytics
Nissay Asset Management
Nothern trust asset management
Resona asset management
Wellington Management

Bronze Sponsors

Allianz Global Investors
AXA Climate
BNP Paribas
Clarity AI
Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Daiwa Asset Management
Federated Hermes
Quick Corp.
Sustainable Fitch
Verisk Maplecroft

Product Sponsors

Clear Bridge
Daiwa Asset Management
Franklin Templeton
MFS Investment Management
Morningstar Indexes
MSCI Sustainability Institute
Neuberger Berman
Nothern trust asset management

Media Partners and Conference Supporters

The Financial Times
The Japan Times
Financial Services Agency
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Ministry of the Environment
Bank of Japan