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Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)

[TMG] Invitations Open for the Tokyo-London Green Finance Seminar 2023  


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   The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is pleased to announce the upcoming Tokyo-London Green Finance Seminar 2023. This seminar is held jointly by the two cities in collaboration with the City of London and with the cooperation of the British Embassy in Japan. This will be the sixth seminar, which aims to expand the green finance market.

  This years event, which may be viewed in-person in Tokyo or online, will connect Tokyo and London in real time. Following a keynote address from Lord Mayor of the City of London Nicholas Lyons, government officials and private sector financiers from Japan and the UK will introduce the latest trends and advanced initiatives in green finance, and discuss how the two countries can work together to develop the global green finance market. The event will conclude with an address from Governor Koike.

  This seminar is part of Tokyo Sustainable Finance Week, a series of focused events related to sustainable finance. Everyone from finance professionals to students and residents with an interest in investment and the environment are welcome to attend.


Date and Time

  Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 5:00pm  6:30pm Japan Standard Time


Target Audience

  Everyone is welcome, but this event will be of special interest to domestic and foreign finance professionals, relevant ministries and organizations, residents of Tokyo, etc.


Application Method

  Please register via the link below, or with the QR code if you would like to join this seminar.

  You can select either online or in-person participation.

    a. In person at the venue (Hotel Monterey Hanzomon, in order of arrival)

    b. Online viewing of the Webinar via Zoom

    There will be opportunities for networking with the speakers after the seminar.


      1. The event is free of charge, but registration is required. Simultaneous Japanese-English interpretation will be provided.

      2. If you would like to cover the event, please send your request to the below e-mail address below by 12pm (JST) on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.


■Program (subject to change without notice) *JST    *without honorifics
 5:00pm  Opening Remarks       
                UK Government Official (details TBD)

 5:02pm  Keynote Speech(video message)
                Nicholas LYONS, Lord Mayor of the City of London

 5:09pm  Tokyo Metropolitan Government Speech
                YAMAOKA Hiromi, Special Advisor for International Finance, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
               (Board Member and Chief Sustainability Officer, Future Corporation)

 5:16pm  Discussion  “Deepening of Japan-UK Cooperation in Green Finance”
                Mark MANNING, Strategic Policy Advisor on Sustainable Finance, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

                IKEDA Satoshi, Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Financial Services Agency
                YAMAOKA Hiromi, Special Advisor for International Finance, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
                (Board Member and Chief Sustainability Officer, Future Corporation)

 5:41pm  Panel Discussion
                “Efforts Toward Net Zero in Japan and the UK and the Possibility of International collaboration”
                HIROSEI Ken, CAIA, Head of Japan, Index Investments Group, FTSE Russell / LSEG
                FUJITA Manabu, Head of M&G Investments Japan
                MATSUO Takumi, Senior Officer in Corporate Strategy Department, Japan Exchange Group/ Head of

                Carbon Credit Market Office, Tokyo Stock Exchange
                TSUNODA Shinichi, Operating Officer & General Manager, Sustainable Business Promotion

                Department, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
                ISHIKAWA Junko, Expert Researcher, Financial Market & Digital Business Research Department,

                Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.

 6:26pm  Closing Remarks
       KOIKE Yuriko, Governor of Tokyo


  *The above information is current at the time of publication and may be subject to change

  *Following the close of the seminar, networking opportunities will be available with the speakers

  *Costs pertaining to preparing and securing an online communications environment must be borne by the participant


   Venue Guide: Hotel Monterey Hanzomon (23-1 Ichibancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

    - Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, Hanzomon Station, 1 minute walk from Exit 5

    - Metropolitan Expressway, 5 minute drive from Kasumigaseki Exit

    - 10 minute taxi ride from JR Tokyo Station


Support and Cooperation

  This seminar is supported by the Financial Services Agency with cooperation from Green Finance Network Japan.


  This seminar is one of the initiatives based on the Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of London Corporation and Tokyo Metropolitan Government"* signed by TMG and the City of London in December 2017.

  * This agreement is one of the initiatives in the "Global Financial City: Tokyo" Vision, and covers collaboration between TMG and the City of London, the financial hub of London, in finance-related events, financial education programs, green finance, and other activities.




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