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Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Tokyo-London Green Finance Seminar 2021 and Call for Participants


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Based on the Memorandum of Understanding between the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and the City of London Corporation concerning the exchange and cooperation, which was concluded in December 2017 (*), the Green Finance Seminar is to be organized jointly by TMG and the British Embassy in Japan.

For the fourth time this year, we are planning to include in the program a keynote speech by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, a talk with experts from Japan and the UK, and a roundtable discussion with the financial professionals.

In “Global Financial City: Tokyo’ Vision 2.0 --- Realizing a Sustainable Recovery to Become a Global Financial City Leading the World ---” ) announced on November 1, 2021, TMG places vitalization of green finance as a key pillar.

We will introduce the latest trends and work being done by both cities on Green Finance, which has been rapidly expanding in recent years. We welcome you to watch the program.

*The Memorandum of Understanding between the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the City of London, the financial centre of London, and covering collaboration on financial events, financial training programs and green finance and the like, as a part of the effort to promote the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision.

1.  Date and time
  December 10, 2021 (Friday), 5:00pm-6:15pm JST (8:00am-9:15am GMT) (planned)

2.  Method
  Online streaming in both English and Japanese (Advance reservation required.)

3.  Targets
  Everyone including domestic and foreign financial personnel, relevant government agencies and

  organisations, Tokyo residents, etc.

4.  Application method
  Register on the

5.  Application deadline
  By 7:00pm JST (10:00am GMT), Wednesday, December 8, 2021

6.  Participation fee

7. Program(JST)

  5:00pm  Opening Remarks by Julia Longbottom, British Ambassador to Japan
  5:03pm  Keynote Speech by Vincent Keaveny, The Lord Mayor, City of London
    5:10pm  Talk “UK-Japan collaboration on green finance: post COP26 perspective"
                 UK: Nick Bridge, Special Representative for Climate Change, Foreign,
                    Commonwealth & Development Office, Government of the United Kingdom
                 Japan: IKEDA Satoshi, Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Financial Services
       Agency, Government of Japan
                 Moderator: Heather McLeish, Director, EY Japan Co., Ltd.
    5:40pm  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
                 KOIKE Yuriko, Governor of Tokyo
                 MIYASAKA Manabu, Vice Governor of Tokyo
                 NAKASO Hiroshi, Chairman, The Organization of Global Financial City Tokyo
                 YAMAOKA Hiromi, Member of the Board, Future Corporation
                 KONUMA Yasuyuki, Director and Executive Vice President, Tokyo Stock Exchange
                 SATO Yasuhiro, Chairman, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
                 OZEKI Hiroshi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nissay Asset Management Corporation
    6:10pm  Closing Remarks by Miyasaka Manabu, Vice Governor of Tokyo

Strategic Projects Division, Office of the Governor for Policy Planning,
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

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