Connecting Japanese capital with global managers

Join the PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Tokyo in-person on 8-9 June in Tokyo to dissect current allocation trends contributing to positive change.

Reconnect with Japanese investors, global fund managers, and strategic partners to map out responsible and impact investment frameworks for positive growth in 2022 and beyond.

Key conversations shaping the Forum include:

  • Understand APAC investor approaches on responsible investments in turbulent times.
  • How do LPs combine long/short-term strategy with active stewardship?
  • How can GPs report to LPs on their portfolio footprints?
  • How do we address the gap between Japan and global standards? and so much more.

 

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To help keep you and your peers safe, we have embraced some common principles to ensure the smooth running of the Responsible Investment Forum: Tokyo.

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Meet Japan’s responsible investor community in-person

Join the region’s biggest investors on the ground, including year-on-year attendees GPIF, Japan Post Bank, Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance and many more.

Understand investor tendencies

Japanese investors will unveil their impact investment approaches and challenges. Understand what they are looking for in an investment partner and where they are allocating.

Advanced and targeted networking

Organise your meetings in Tokyo by contacting investors two weeks before the in-person event and continue to explore new opportunities with access to the attendee directory for five months post-event.

Keynote
Hideya Sadanaga
Senior Managing Director, Head of Private Equity Investment Dept.
Japan Post Bank

Hear from Japan’s leading investor, Japan Post Bank shares their ESG approach to scale their portfolio returns.

Advisory Board and Speakers

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Japanese investor attendees:

Connect with regional investors for in-depth discussions and networking.
Development Bank of Japan
Farmers’ Pension Fund
Fuji Xerox
Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
Idemitsu Pension Fund
Itochu Corp
Japan Post Insurance
Konomi Inc
Manulife
Marubeni Corporation
Mitsui & Co.
National Kyosai Federation of Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (ZENKYOREN)
Nippon Life Insurance
Nomura Funds Research & Technologies
Orix Life Insurance
Pension Fund Association
Sumitomo Life Insurance
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance
The Norinchukin Bank

Co-located with Impact Investment Forum: Tokyo

By securing your place in the Responsible Investment Forum: Tokyo, you will also get access to the Impact Investment Forum on 9 June. Learn more about how you can maximise your time in Tokyo today.

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Global Responsible Investment series attendees have said

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Rick Walters, Director, Infrastructure

This conference boldly showed where ESG and investing are heading.

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Georges Dyer

PEI’s Responsible Investment Forum brought together an impressive collection of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners on considering ESG factors in pri…

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Clayton Dubilier & Rice

Daniel Jacobs

If you are serious about integrating ESG into your investment strategy, you should attend this conference.

Join the new era of networking

The Responsible Investment Forum: Tokyo virtual experiencewill connect your business with influential Japanese LPs and the world’s leading institutional investors, fund and asset managers, advisers, and strategic partners to light a path for responsible investment in private equity.

Our immersive virtual platform allows you to connect with the opinion leaders shaping the future of Asian and global responsible investment from the comfort of your (home) office, allowing you to stay ahead during volatile times.

The virtual conference will give you greater access and interactivity than ever before, with increased visibility, extended face-to-face networking, premium content available and connectivity with fellow attendees until the end of 2020.

View our how-to video below to discover ways to maximize the value you can gain at the virtual experience.

Meet the right people

Enhanced search capabilities, including the ability to see the list of attendees to an agenda session and sophisticated filtering allow you to narrow down potential business partners by region, investment strategy and sector to ensure you don’t miss a single new opportunity.

  • See who is attending through the attendee list and schedule a meeting with them
  • Use the filter function to meet the right people

Chat and arrange 1-to-1 video meetings

Book unlimited 1-on-1 video meetings with Japanese LPs, speakers and global attendees in virtual meeting rooms. Just search for your desired attendees and invite them for a chat. Once you have set up your meeting you can invite other event attendees to join.

  • Create a want to meet list to help you gather the people you want to meet in one simple place
  • Connect & chat with peers using conversations tab to start a new conversation
  • Schedule 1-to-1 video meetings in your built-in schedule

Lead the global conversation

Through interactive roundtable sessions, you can knowledge-share with the global private equity community. Interactive roundtable is the virtual equivalent of a breakout or roundtable at a traditional conference, you will be face-to-face with like-minded peers to discuss the asset class’ latest trends and strategies.

  • Join Interactive roundtable from to discuss the trends moving the industry forward
  • In public forums, create new topics and chat with your global leaders

Ask your questions to the titans of industry

Following panels during the conference week, speakers will be available for live Q&A to answer your questions. Discuss challenges and strategies with the panellists and your peers during and after the sessions.

  • Engage through live polling and surveys
  • Built-in calendar to create your own daily schedule so you don’t miss your favourite sessions
  • Automated reminders

Join the virtual experience today

The immersive virtual platform offers you limitless cross-border access to the global responsible investment community to discuss the challenges facing Asian markets and the allocation preferences of Japan’s leading LPs. Connect through unlimited virtual private meetings with the largest Japanese LPs and global GPs until the end of 2020.

View key conversations shaping the industry

Download the agenda to see the trends shaping Japanese investors’ allocation strategies and markets across the region. These topics will shape the discussions of the Responsible Investment Forum: Tokyo 2022.

Have a topic that you would like to discuss on the agenda? Contact Ms. Niann Lai today.

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Agenda

Responsible Investment Forum: Tokyo - Wednesday 8th

Responsible Investment Forum: Tokyo
09:00 - 09:45

Registration and arrival break

09:45 - 09:55

Welcome address from Private Equity International

09:55 - 10:40

Keynote panel: More important than ever: Why responsible investment will remain crucial

Heather Prosser, Kathy Matsui, Jeff Pentland, Jun Tsusaka
  • What is driving the momentum for responsible investment in private equity?
  • What factors do global fund managers consider in positioning their investment strategy in 2022?
  • What can asset managers and other stakeholders in Japan do to further drive sustainable investing?
  • Which ESG trends and challenges will emerge next year?
Heather McLeish EY Consulting

Heather Prosser

Director, EY Japan

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Kathy Matsui, MPower Partners

Kathy Matsui

General Partner, MPower Partners

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Jeff Pentland RIFTOKYO2

Jeff Pentland

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

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Jun Tsusaka Nippon Sangyo Suishin Kiko

Jun Tsusaka

CEO, CIO and Chairman of the ESG Committee, Nippon Sangyo Suishin Kiko (NSSK)

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10:40 - 11:10

Morning Break

11:10 - 11:20

PRI initiatives in the private markets

Minako Yoneyama
Minako Yoneyama, PRI

Minako Yoneyama

Relationship Manager, Signatory Relation. PRI

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11:20 - 12:00

Panel: The new face of sustainable infrastructure and renewables

Hiroto Asakawa, Masayuki Kurihara , Yasuhiro Ono , Hiroshi Matsui
  • Climate change mitigation (investing in clean energy / climate solution / energy efficiency) and adaptation
  • What are the top issues facing renewables as an investment sector?
  • Is achieving the net-zero carbon target by 2050 a short-term or long-term goal?
Hiroto Asakawa, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Research Institute

Hiroto Asakawa

Chief Senior Consultant, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Research Institute

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Masayuki Kurihara, Envision Digital

Masayuki Kurihara

Managing Director, Japan, Envision Digital

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Yasuhiro Ono, Stonepeak

Yasuhiro Ono

Director, Stonepeak

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Hiroshi Matsui, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Hiroshi Matsui

General Manager, Alternative Funds Investments Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

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12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 - 14:10

Panel: Corporate governance and stewardship

Akihiro Endo, Yasuyuki Kanda, Satoshi Ikeda, Kunio Kamoi, Hiroko Oda
  • A link between corporate governance and “G” as fiduciary duties
  • What does ESG leadership look like?
  • Stewardship in action: How do investors combine long term and short term strategy with active stewardship?
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Akihiro Endo

Co-Head of Private Equity Investments, Tokio Marine Asset Management

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Yasuyuki Kanda, Carlyle Japan Equity Management

Yasuyuki Kanda

Managing Director, Carlyle Japan Equity Management

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Satoshi Ikeda RIFTOKYO20

Satoshi Ikeda

Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Financial Services Agency

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Kunio Kamoi

Senior Product Manager, Fund Research and Development Division, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

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Hiroko Oda

Chief Specialist Private Asset Investment Officer, Financial Solutions Department, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance

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14:10 - 14:50

Panel: What responsible investment means for Japanese investors

Wakako Taniguchi, Koji Someno , Kaoru Onishi, Tsutomu Ishida
  • How are ESG trends reshaping Japanese investor preferences and affecting their dialogues with fund managers and internal decision-making?
  • Major priorities and considerations when integrating ESG into investment, from asset allocation to portfolio monitoring
  • How do institutional investors think the priorities will change in the next five years?
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Wakako Taniguchi

Executive Consultant, Russell Investments

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Koji Someno, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

Koji Someno

Head of Real Asset Fund Investment Div., Alternative Investment Department, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

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Kaoru Onishi RIFTOKYO20

Kaoru Onishi

General Manager and Head of Foreign Equity and Alternative Investment Department, Nissay Asset Management

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Tsutomu Ishida PDITOKYO20

Tsutomu Ishida

Deputy General Manager, Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Insurance

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14:50 - 15:20

Afternoon Break

15:20 - 16:00

Panel: Covid-19 and ESG in real estate investment

Mitsuharu Nakatsu, Ryuichi Horie, Oh Iwata, Koji Sugauchi
  • How has the pandemic affected real estate investors’ focus on ESG risks and opportunities?
  • Addressing some of the unique challenges involved with ESG in real estate
  • How can ESG be used as part of wider value creation strategy?
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Mitsuharu Nakatsu

Director, Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments

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Ryuichi Horie

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, CSR Design Green Investment Advisory

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Oh Iwata, Development Bank of Japan

Oh Iwata

Deputy Director, Real Estate Finance Department, Development Bank of Japan

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Koji Sugauchi

Director and General Manager, Fund Management Department, Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank

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16:00 - 16:40

Panel: Call to action: Bridging the gap between theory and practice

Shunsuke Tanahashi, Kazushige Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Inomata, Junichi Sakaguchi, Junko Katayanagi
  • What should investors ask from their managers to invest more responsibly when it relates to E, S and G? Mandated vs optional?
  • What KPIs are being used for reporting with identifiable metrics?
  • Identifying green washing and steps to address
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Shunsuke Tanahashi

Head of Japan, Partners Group

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Kazushige Kobayashi

Managing Director, MCP Asset Management

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Nobuyuki Inomata, Nomura Asset Management

Nobuyuki Inomata

Senior Portfolio Manager, Nomura Asset Management

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Junichi Sakaguchi, Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management (SMDSAM)

Junichi Sakaguchi

Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management

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Junko Katayanagi, Unison Capital

Junko Katayanagi

Partner, Unison Capital

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16:40 - 17:00

Closing Keynote: ESG framework at Japan Post Bank

Hideya Sadanaga
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Hideya Sadanaga

Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Investment Department, Japan Post Bank

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17:00 - 18:00

Closing remarks & Networking Cocktails

Agenda

Impact Investment Forum: Tokyo - Thursday 9th

Embarking on your impact journey
09:30 - 10:25

Coffee & Registration

Agenda coming soon. Exact start time and end time are to be announced.

 

10:25 - 10:30

Welcome address

10:30 - 11:15

Keynote Panel: The future of impact investing in Japan

Sumika Hashimoto, Nanako Kudo, Sayaka Takatsuka, Sakae Suzuki
  • What are Japan’s most pressing social issues right now?
  • Which sectors are being disrupted?
  • What are the emerging megatrends of the next 5 years?
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Sumika Hashimoto

Senior Manager, Sustainable Value Office, KPMG

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Nanako Kudo

Executive Director, Japan Social Impact Investment Foundation

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Sayaka Takatsuka

Senior Director, Impact Investment Team, Shinsei Corporate Investment

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Sakae Suzuki

Representative Director and Chief Executive Officer, Social Investment Partners

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11:15 - 12:00

Investor Panel: How are investors viewing impact investments in H2’22?

Tomoko Kitao , Kota Yasumura, Yuko Nagasawa, Chikako Matsumoto
  • Understanding the investor appetite for impact funds
  • Policy setting; how to position impact in overall portfolio?
  • How do you spot an impact washer?
Tomoko Kitao, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko Kitao

Managing Director, Client Solutions, Hamilton Lane

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Kota Yasumura

Director , Private Sector Investment Finance Division, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

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Yuko Nagasawa, Shinsei Bank

Yuko Nagasawa

Executive Officer, General Manager, Sustainable Impact Development Division, Shinsei Bank

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Chikako Matsumoto Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Chikako Matsumoto

Executive Officer, General Manager, ESG Strategy and Solutions Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

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12:00 - 13:15

Networking Lunch

13:15 - 14:00

VC Panel: Spearheading innovation in Japan

Hisanori Takata, Masashi Kataoka, Shuichiro Kawamura, Anis Uzzaman
  • How have venture capital funds performed in the past years?
  • Technological breakthroughs impact measurement and reporting
  • How are government policies encouraging innovation in 2022?
Hisanori Takata, Tokyo University of Science Innovation Capital

Hisanori Takata

Co-founder and Managing partner, Tokyo University of Science Innovation Capital

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Masashi Kataoka The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

Masashi Kataoka

General Manager, Alternative Investment Department, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

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President, Energy & Environment Investment

Shuichiro Kawamura

President, Energy & Environment Investment

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Anis Uzzaman

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pegasus Tech Ventures

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14:00 - 14:25

Presentation: Environmental Impact Measurement and Management (IMM)

Kyoko Narita
  • What is the impact of climate change on the private equity sector?
  • What is the impact of private equity portfolio companies on climate change?
  • What is the role of an environmental disclosure platform in the context of private markets?
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Kyoko Narita

Senior Manager, Capital Markets, CDP Worldwide-Japan

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14:25 - 14:50

Presentation: Introducing impact-linked carry

Karthik Varada
  • Why is it important to link incentive structures to impact targets?
  • What are the major considerations to be taken into account?
  • Hear some real-life applications of the impact-carry
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Karthik Varada

Project Researcher, ESG and Impact Investing, The University of Tokyo

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14:50 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 15:45

Agri Panel: Investing in sustainable food

Chisa Ogura, Katsumi Sugiura, Yuki Hanyu
  • Top tier agri fund managers evaluate resilience of the agri asset class
  • How do ag investments accelerate the pursuit of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
  • Quantifying and measuring the impact of your ag portfolio
Chisa Ogura, Meros Consulting

Chisa Ogura

Managing Director, Meros Consulting

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Katsumi Sugiura, Development Bank of Japan

Katsumi Sugiura

Deputy General Manager, Corporate Finance Department, Division 3, Development Bank of Japan

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Yuki Hanyu

Chief Executive Officer, IntegriCulture

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15:45 - 16:30

Insurer Panel: A zero portfolio – where do you start?

Mari Kogiso, Kenjiro Okazaki, Masanori Hosokawa, Toshinori Kurisu, Junichi Tanaka
  • Hear from the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance
  • Attaching a monetary value to naturally occurring benefits of carbon capture, high water quality, clean air, healthy biodiversity, etc.
  • Where are the quick wins?
Mari Kogiso, SDG Impact Japan

Mari Kogiso

Co CEO, SDG Impact Japan

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Kenjiro Okazaki, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

Kenjiro Okazaki

General Manager, Responsible Investment Department, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

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Masanori Hosokawa, Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company

Masanori Hosokawa

General Manager, Responsible Investment Office, Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company

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Toshinori Kurisu, Nippon Life

Toshinori Kurisu

General Manager, ESG Investment Strategy Office, Finance and Investment Planning Department, Nippon Life

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Junichi Tanak, Sumitomo Life Insurance

Junichi Tanaka

General Manager, Responsible Investment, Sumitomo Life Insurance

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16:30 - 17:30

Closing remarks & Networking Cocktails

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Confirmed speakers

Hiroto Asakawa, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Research Institute

Hiroto Asakawa

Chief Senior Consultant, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Research Institute

Since 2020, Hiroto Asakawa is Chief Senior Consultant at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Research Institute where he conducts research and consulting related to PPP and infrastructure investment in Japan. Prior to his current role, he belonged to Mitsui &… Read full bio

Akihiro Endo

Co-Head of Private Equity Investments, Tokio Marine Asset Management

Mr. Endo joined Tokio Marine Asset Management (TMAM) in 2017. His responsibilities include investment analysis, due diligence, investment monitoring, performance analysis, client reporting, and client servicing. Prior to joining TMAM, he worked as a… Read full bio

Yuki Hanyu

Chief Executive Officer, IntegriCulture

Yuki Hanyu was conferred Ph.D(Chemistry) by University of Oxford in 2010. In October 2015, he founded Integriculture Co.,Ltd., after PD researcher, Tohoku University and Technical Laboratory of Toshiba Research & Development Center.

Sumika Hashimoto

Senior Manager, Sustainable Value Office, KPMG

Sumika is a Senior Manager with KPMG Japan’s Sustainable Value Office, where she engages in many research projects and the development of thought leadership pieces regarding corporate reporting and corporate governance for more than ten years. She ha… Read full bio

Ryuichi Horie

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, CSR Design Green Investment Advisory

Horie is Co-founder and CEO of CSR Design Green Investment Advisory, Co., Ltd., which focuses on advisory on ESG integration in the real estate and infrastructure sectors as well as research on policy and market with respect to sustainable finance. H… Read full bio
Masanori Hosokawa, Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company

Masanori Hosokawa

General Manager, Responsible Investment Office, Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company

Masanori Hosokawa is General Manager, Responsible Investment Office at Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company. He started his career from 1990 by joining Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company (former Meiji Life Insurance Company), he worked in various int… Read full bio
Satoshi Ikeda RIFTOKYO20

Satoshi Ikeda

Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Financial Services Agency

In March 2019, the Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA) decided to create the position of Chief Sustainable Finance Officer (CSFO), to plan and coordinate on promotion of sustainable finance internally and globally. Upon its creation Satoshi Ike… Read full bio
Nobuyuki Inomata, Nomura Asset Management

Nobuyuki Inomata

Senior Portfolio Manager, Nomura Asset Management

Joined Nomura in 2018 and has been responsible for strategic planning for alternative investment business and marketing. Currently engaged in promotion of Japan private equity and venture capital investing, and planning and implementing ESG integrati… Read full bio
Tsutomu Ishida PDITOKYO20

Tsutomu Ishida

Deputy General Manager, Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Insurance

Tsutomu Ishida is a Deputy General Manager of Alternative Investment Group. He took this position in April 2015 and has been responsible for managing alternative investment which includes investment in private equity fund, hedge fund, debt fund and r… Read full bio
Oh Iwata, Development Bank of Japan

Oh Iwata

Deputy Director, Real Estate Finance Department, Development Bank of Japan

Oh Iwata is now in charge of investing in real estate fund overseas in Real Estate Finance Department. He is also engaged in running DBJ Green Building Program as well as Arc Japan (Arc is a global platform to measure and benchmark energy performance… Read full bio

Kunio Kamoi

Senior Product Manager, Fund Research and Development Division, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Kunio Kamoi is Senior Product manager of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB) where he is responsible for selecting and monitoring Private Assets globally, such as Private Equity and Private Debt, as an advisor and a gatekeeper to corp… Read full bio
Yasuyuki Kanda, Carlyle Japan Equity Management

Yasuyuki Kanda

Managing Director, Carlyle Japan Equity Management

Yasu is a Managing Director and devotes his time exclusively to marketing AlpInvest products in Japan. Yasu is employed by Carlyle Japan Equity Management LLC (“CJEM”), an affiliate of The Carlyle Group. He joined Carlyle from McKinsey and Company, w… Read full bio
Masashi Kataoka The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

Masashi Kataoka

General Manager, Alternative Investment Department, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

Masashi Kataoka is General Manager of Alternative Investment Department at Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company. Prior to his current role, he had led various teams; hedge fund investment, PE fund investment, infrastructure fund investment, venture fund a… Read full bio
Junko Katayanagi, Unison Capital

Junko Katayanagi

Partner, Unison Capital

Junko Katayanagi joined Unison Capital in 2006. Prior to Unison Capital, she worked at the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley Japan, where she was involved in corporate finance and M&A advisory. Junko holds a B.A. in Political Science… Read full bio
President, Energy & Environment Investment

Shuichiro Kawamura

President, Energy & Environment Investment

Shuichiro originally joined the Industrial Bank of Japan in 1989 and started covering the power and energy sectors in 1996 as an analyst in the Industry Research Division. In 2000, Shuichiro moved to IBJ Securities (now known as Mizuho Securities), w… Read full bio
Tomoko Kitao, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko Kitao

Managing Director, Client Solutions, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko is a Managing Director in Hamilton Lane’s Client Solutions Group, where she heads the firm’s Tokyo office. She is primarily responsible for client management and development of the firm’s client relationships in Japan. Prior to joining Hamilto… Read full bio

Kazushige Kobayashi

Managing Director, MCP Asset Management

Kazushige has approx. 30 years’ experience in private equity (PE) business. Kazushige is handling a couple of PE related business in parallel, including running a fund of funds program of Tokyo Metropolitan Government at MCP Asset Management and advi… Read full bio
Mari Kogiso, SDG Impact Japan

Mari Kogiso

Co CEO, SDG Impact Japan

Mari is an impact investing expert with extensive background in inclusive business, sustainable finance, and social entrepreneurship. Most recently, Mari founded the SDG Impact Japan to promote sustainable finance in Japan and Asia and serve as CoCEO… Read full bio

Nanako Kudo

Executive Director, Japan Social Impact Investment Foundation

After graduating from university, I worked for a major Japanese general trading company and obtained a master’s degree in international development from a graduate school in the United States. While in graduate school, I participated in an internship… Read full bio
Masayuki Kurihara, Envision Digital

Masayuki Kurihara

Managing Director, Japan, Envision Digital

At Marubeni Corporation, engaged mainly in the development and implementation of power, water and infrastructure projects, and strategic planning for over 30 years. He has been stationed in Southeast Asia and Middle East Africa for about 12 years. He… Read full bio
Toshinori Kurisu, Nippon Life

Toshinori Kurisu

General Manager, ESG Investment Strategy Office, Finance and Investment Planning Department, Nippon Life

Toshinori Kurisu is the Head of ESG Investment Strategy Office of Nippon Life Insurance Company. Toshinori joined Nippon Life in 1999. Toshinori was assigned to lead the newly established ESG Investment Strategy Office in March 2021, when the Office… Read full bio
Hiroshi Matsui, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Hiroshi Matsui

General Manager, Alternative Funds Investments Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Hiroshi Matsui is General Manager of the Alternative Funds Investment Department at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank. He joined Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank in 1989, and since 2005, responsible for managing and acting as “Gatekeeper” of infrastructure invest… Read full bio
Kathy Matsui, MPower Partners

Kathy Matsui

General Partner, MPower Partners

Kathy is a co-founder and General Partner of MPower Partners, Japan’s first ESG-focused venture capital fund. She previously served as Vice Chair of Goldman Sachs Japan and Chief Japan Equity Strategist from 1994-2020. Kathy was ranked No. 1 in Japan… Read full bio
Chikako Matsumoto Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Chikako Matsumoto

Executive Officer, General Manager, ESG Strategy and Solutions Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Chikako Matsumoto, Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Limited. Chikako is responsible for the development of ESG-related products and services for corporate clients and the promotion of ESG business across the SMTB. She has 20-year experie… Read full bio
Heather McLeish EY Consulting

Heather Prosser

Director, EY Japan

Heather Prosser is a Director at EY Japan focused on the global business development for one of Japan’s biggest Insurance companies. She connects and empowers the global EY team to bring the best EY services to the client their group companies. Heath… Read full bio
Yuko Nagasawa, Shinsei Bank

Yuko Nagasawa

Executive Officer, General Manager, Sustainable Impact Development Division, Shinsei Bank

Yuko is responsible to lead the bank’s sustainable finance business since February 2020 when she established the Sustainable Impact Development Division as a General Manager. Prior to her current role, she has many years of experience in risk managem… Read full bio

Mitsuharu Nakatsu

Director, Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments

Mitsuharu Nakatsu is a Director at Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investments Limited, with over 15 years of experience in alternative assets. He started his career at Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.’s Asset Management and Business R&D departm… Read full bio

Kyoko Narita

Senior Manager, Capital Markets, CDP Worldwide-Japan

Kyoko is a Senior Manager for CDP Worldwide-Japan, engaging with investors to promote the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy. She has worked for more than three decades in the area of investment management, Japanese credit market,… Read full bio

Hiroko Oda

Chief Specialist Private Asset Investment Officer, Financial Solutions Department, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance

Hiroko Oda is Chief Specialist of domestic Private Asset Investment Officer in Financial Solutions Department of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance. She has been in charge of investment to domestic PE fund, co-investment since 2004. She joined Mitsui Sumitomo… Read full bio
Chisa Ogura, Meros Consulting

Chisa Ogura

Managing Director, Meros Consulting

Chisa has 20 years of experience in research and problem solving related to global agriculture trade, policy, investment and market development. She is the Managing Director of Meros Consulting, which she founded in 2016 together with three partners… Read full bio
Kenjiro Okazaki, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

Kenjiro Okazaki

General Manager, Responsible Investment Department, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

Kenjiro Okazaki is General Manager, Responsible Investment Department at Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company. He has spent his entire career with Dai-ichi Life, starting in 1994. In his most recent role, he was General Manager of the Global Fixed Income… Read full bio
Kaoru Onishi RIFTOKYO20

Kaoru Onishi

General Manager and Head of Foreign Equity and Alternative Investment Department, Nissay Asset Management

Kaoru Onishi is General Manager and Head of Foreign Equity & Alternative Investment Department of Nissay Asset Management. She is responsible for a wide range of alternative investment for Nippon Life. She has been with Nippon life since 1996, an… Read full bio
Yasuhiro Ono, Stonepeak

Yasuhiro Ono

Director, Stonepeak

Yasuhiro Ono is a Director with Stonepeak. Before joining Stonepeak, Yasuhiro was Head of Infrastructure Investments at Japan Post Bank where he helped establish the infrastructure program and was responsible for a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure… Read full bio
Jeff Pentland RIFTOKYO2

Jeff Pentland

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

Jeff is a member of Northleaf's Investment Committees and oversees the origination, evaluation and monitoring of Northleaf’s private markets investments, with a focus on North American and Asian opportunities. Jeff also leads Northleaf’s investor rel… Read full bio

Hideya Sadanaga

Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Investment Department, Japan Post Bank

Hideya Sadanaga heads Japan Post Bank’s nascent private equity investment program and is responsible for all aspects of its creation and construction. Prior to joining Japan Post Bank in January 2016, he spent most of his career at Nippon Life Insura… Read full bio
Junichi Sakaguchi, Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management (SMDSAM)

Junichi Sakaguchi

Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management

Junichi Sakaguchi, CFA, is the Chief Responsible Investment Officer and a member of the Responsible Investment Committee of SMDAM. Prior to becoming Chief Responsible Officer in 2021, he was General Manager of the Asia Research Center at SMDAM (HK).… Read full bio
Koji Someno, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

Koji Someno

Head of Real Asset Fund Investment Div., Alternative Investment Department, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

Koji Someno is a Manager of Real Asset Fund Investment Division and Private Equity Fund Investment Division of Alternative Investment Department at Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company. Since joining Dai-ichi Life in 2017, he has been in charge of infrast… Read full bio

Koji Sugauchi

Director and General Manager, Fund Management Department, Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank

Sugauchi Koji joined Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank in 2016 as a head of investment. His responsibilities include alternative investment, equity and fixed income investments. Prior to the Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank, he joined Dai-ichi Life in 1983. He worked… Read full bio
Katsumi Sugiura, Development Bank of Japan

Katsumi Sugiura

Deputy General Manager, Corporate Finance Department, Division 3, Development Bank of Japan

Katsumi Sugiura is Deputy General Manager of Corporate Finance, Division 3 in Development Bank of Japan. He has been working for DBJ longer than 25 years since he joined DBJ in 1999 and was mainly in charge of overseas infrastructure related projects… Read full bio

Sakae Suzuki

Representative Director and Chief Executive Officer, Social Investment Partners

Sakae became the Representative Director and CEO of SIP full time in July 2019. Prior to making this career shift to the social sector, he led growth and value creation efforts at KKR portfolio companies as the Managing Director of KKR Capstone, supp… Read full bio
Hisanori Takata, Tokyo University of Science Innovation Capital

Hisanori Takata

Co-founder and Managing partner, Tokyo University of Science Innovation Capital

Mr. Takata is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Tokyo University of Science Innovation Capital. Prior to forming Tokyo University of Science Innovation Capital, Mr. Takata was a member of the Board of Directors of TUS Business Holdings (currently… Read full bio

Sayaka Takatsuka

Senior Director, Impact Investment Team, Shinsei Corporate Investment

After engaging in Economic and Commercial Section in Argentine Embassy in Japan, Ms. Takatsuka has worked for Shinsei Bank Group since 2004 at principal investment area, including non-performing loan investment, securitization, real-estate non-recour… Read full bio

Shunsuke Tanahashi

Head of Japan, Partners Group

Shunsuke Tanahashi is Head of Partners Group's Tokyo office and Head of Partners Group Japan Kabushiki Kaisha, Client Solutions for Japan as part of the Asian Client Solutions business unit. He was a member of Expert Group Member of PRI in 2005, and… Read full bio
Junichi Tanak, Sumitomo Life Insurance

Junichi Tanaka

General Manager, Responsible Investment, Sumitomo Life Insurance

In April 2021, Sumitomo Life created a team controlling and enhancing responsible investment activities over all asset classes, and Junichi Tanaka was appointed as the general manager of the team. Since then, his team has expanded the scope of sustai… Read full bio

Wakako Taniguchi

Executive Consultant, Russell Investments

Wakako Taniguchi is a Senior Consultant at Consulting Division of Russell Investments Japan. Prior to joining Russell Investments in 2010, she worked for Daiwa Institute of Research and Daiwa Fund Consulting as a consultant for pension fund clients.… Read full bio
Jun Tsusaka Nippon Sangyo Suishin Kiko

Jun Tsusaka

CEO, CIO and Chairman of the ESG Committee, Nippon Sangyo Suishin Kiko (NSSK)

Jun Tsusaka is a Founding Partner, CEO and CIO of Nippon Sangyo Suishin Kiko Ltd. (NSSK), an investment firm focused on Japanʼ s middle market. He is also Chairman of the Firm’s ESG, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. NSSK currently manages three inv… Read full bio

Anis Uzzaman

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pegasus Tech Ventures

Anis Uzzaman, Ph.D. is the Founder and CEO of Pegasus Tech Ventures. With over US$2.0 billion under Pegasus Tech Ventures’ management, Anis is responsible for overall global investments and operations of the firm. Anis also serves as the Chairman of… Read full bio

Karthik Varada

Project Researcher, ESG and Impact Investing, The University of Tokyo

Karthik Varada is a Project Researcher at the University of Tokyo, focused on ESG and climate-tech investments. Previously, Karthik was the founding member of Asia Women Impact Fund, a $100m impact investing fund at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. Kar… Read full bio

Andrew Wolff

Head of Content: APAC and Director, PEI Media Japan

Updated bio coming soon.

Kota Yasumura

Director , Private Sector Investment Finance Division, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Kota Yasumura, Director, Private Sector Investment Finance Division, Private Sector Partnership and Finance Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA). Kota is responsible for originating new projects through Private Sector Finance Oper… Read full bio
Minako Yoneyama, PRI

Minako Yoneyama

Relationship Manager, Signatory Relation. PRI

Minako Yoneyama joined the PRI in 2017. She supports signatories and promote Responsible Investment in Japan. Minako worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence in Japan where she manages Marketing for Japan market and she had a role in Market Devel… Read full bio

In-person guideline

Our venue

Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo
Marunouchi Trust Tower Main
1-8-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
100-8283, Japan

To help keep you and your peers safe, we require you to follow the Covid principles below to ensure the smooth running of the Responsible Investment Forum: Tokyo 2022.

All attendees will be required to wear a filtering face piece mask without a ventilation valve. 

Questions? Please contact asiaevents@peimedia.com.

The below information is as of 26 May 2022 and will be updated if health, safety and security guidelines change.

What additional measures are being followed at the Forum?

We would like to ensure our attendees feel confident as they return to attending our in-person events. Click here for Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo document outlining actions the hotel is taking.

I plan to travel to Japan to attend this conference, what are the current travel restrictions?

Click here to view the latest quarantine measures for inbound travellers.

Do I need to be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test to attend?

You need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 according to your national vaccine programme. Definition of fully vaccinated varies among cities, however, you will be required to take your 2nd dose at least 14 days before the event i.e. 25 May 2022.

PEI reserves the right to check the physical proof, photos of the vaccination record or digital proof via selected mobile apps.

How to show my vaccination?

You can present your vaccination record through:
1.“Tokyo Vaction” mobile app,
2.Wakupass mobile app,
3.Other government-recognised mobile app or
4.COVID-19 Vaccination Record (Hard Copy)

What do I need to do if I receive my vaccination outside of Japan?

If you had received your vaccination outside of Japan

  • Please click here to view the list of recognized Covid-19 vaccines outside Japan
  • Guests must present Covid-19 Vaccination Record (issues outside Japan)
  • PEI reserves the right to check the physical proof, photos of the vaccination record or digital proof via selected mobile apps.

Do I need to wear a mask?

All attendees will be required to wear a filtering facepiece mask without a ventilation valve in the hotel’s public spaces at all times.

What do I need to do before collecting my name badge at the venue?

You must measure your temperature at the entrance of the venue.

What happens if I cannot attend the event because I have COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive or am unable to travel due to changes in quarantine rules?

We will provide a partial credit to the next in-person Responsible Investment Forum event. Credits remain at the discretion of PEI Media.

Will there be any tracking of participants in the event of a positive COVID-19 test result?

Yes, if needed we will be asked to report any cases to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for further handling.

Any questions regarding the event and vaccination requirements should be sent to asiaevents@peimedia.com.

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