PEI'S INDUSTRY-LEADING RESPONSIBLE INVESTOR CONFERENCE SERIES LANDS IN ASIA

Creating value through ESG investments

Secure capital allocations for responsible investment from Japan’s most influential LPs at the PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Tokyo Virtual Experience was successfully held on 5-9 October 2020

Networking with Japan’s ESG community and premium content are available on our immersive virtual platform until the end of 2020.

Supported by:

 

 

 

Discuss ESG in private equity investment with GPIF

 

The world’s largest pension fund – GPIF shared his opinion on his keynote presentation: why ESG is fundamental to private equity investment.

 

2020 Advisory Board and Speakers

View all speakers
View all speakers

Complimentary session – ESG in a covid-19 world: How are Japanese LPs responding?

 

 

View the full session on how LPs in Japan are assessing ESG considerations in their PE portfolios amid the pandemic and the most important factors for fund managers to consider when approaching investors for allocations explained by Finadvice, Partners Group Japan and Shinsei Corporate Investment.

While we cannot be together on the ground in Tokyo, this session highlighted how attending the virtual conference will allow you to continue securing allocations from Asia’s largest LPs in 2020 and beyond.

Global Responsible Investment series attendees have said

GRESB

Rick Walters, Director, Infrastructure

This conference boldly showed where ESG and investing are heading. The streams on asset classes were particularly illuminating. Thank you.

Intentional Endowments Network

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…

Read full testimonial

Clayton Dubilier & Rice

Daniel Jacobs

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

ALL ON OUR IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL PLATFORM

Meet private equity’s responsible investment thought-leaders

Secure capital allocations

Connect with Japanese LPs who are actively allocating to private equity responsible investment strategies around the world to ensure you hit your fundraising goals in testing times.


Hear from corporate governance leaders

Understand the needs of Japan’s LPs and align your ESG policy in a way that is expected by, and delivers returns, to investors.


Lead the discussion in Asia


By virtually joining PEI’s responsible investment community across Asia, in particular Japan, you will lead the conversation on creating sustainable value in private equity at our first conference in the region.

Confirmed Japanese LP attendees

Join the discussion with them on how to create value through ESG investments
AP6
AXA Life Insurance
California Public Employees' Retirement System
DBJ Asset Management
Development Bank of Japan
Farmers’ Pension Fund
First State Super
Fuji Xerox
Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
Idemitsu Pension Fund
Itochu Corp
Japan Post Insurance
Konomi Inc
Manulife
Marubeni Corporation
MassMutual
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
Tokio Marine Asset Management

Access Responsible Investment Forum: Tokyo anytime, anywhere


Extended
networking
days


Latest
ESG content
on-demand

Strategic
fundraising
advice


Bespoke
LP
profiles


Flexible
attendance

Thanks to our sponsor

View all sponsors

YOUR WELLNESS IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY

Coronavirus (COVID-19) statement

That these are challenging times is plain for all to see. We hope you are keeping safe and well as “business as usual” is taking a new shape. Like you perhaps, we’re working out what that looks like.

The well-being of our customers, partners and our personnel is foremost, which is why we are monitoring developments closely with the latest guidance from local and national authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) as it relates to travel to, and participation in, our events. Further information regarding the virus, best practice hygiene advice and travel recommendations can be found on the WHO website.

At this time, we expect PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Tokyo will run as scheduled on 9 October at Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo.

You can secure your place at the conferences today to take advantage of the savings available. We are committed to providing the PEI community with safe access to our industry-leading community and content this October, as well as digital access leading up to and during the conference. Secure your place today to gain maximum benefit.

For any further inquiries, please contact our customer services team on +852 2153 3844 or at asiaevents@peimedia.com.

The inaugural PEI Responsible Investment Forum: Tokyo was taken place on 7 October, brought together Japan’s leading institutional investors with fund managers, to discuss the latest ESG trends and effective implementations to create value for private equity portfolios.

Unlimited virtual private meeting with the leading LPs and top fund managers is still available until the end of 2020.

For any enquiries on the 2021 programme, please contact Niann Lai on at niann.l@peimedia.com.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
View agenda page

Agenda

Day 1 - Monday 5th

Responsible Investment Forum: Tokyo opens
06:00 - 23:59

Platform opens for private meetings

Agenda

Day 2 - Tuesday 6th

Virtual event
06:00 - 23:59

Platform opens for private meetings

15:30 - 16:00

News and data showcase

16:00 - 16:30

ESG and Diversity: Highlights from PEI’s LP Perspectives Study

Nicole Douglas
A speaker photo for Nicole Douglas

Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, PEI

Read bio
16:30 - 17:00

Interactive Roundtable with the Advisory Board from Responsible Investment Forum: Tokyo

Peter Dunbar , Satoshi Ikeda, Liza McDonald, Soichi Sam Takata
  • Case study from each panel member about their experience during Covid-19
  • Where will responsible investment sit in Japanese LP priorities in 2021 and beyond?
A speaker photo for Peter  Dunbar

Peter Dunbar

Private Equity Senior Specialist, PRI

Read bio
Satoshi Ikeda RIFTOKYO20

Satoshi Ikeda

Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Financial Services Agency

Read bio
A speaker photo for Liza McDonald

Liza McDonald

Head of Responsible Investments, Aware Super

Read bio
A speaker photo for Soichi Sam Takata

Soichi Sam Takata

Head of Private Equity, Tokio Marine Asset Management

Read bio

Agenda

Day 3 - Wednesday 7th

Virtual event
06:00 - 23:59

Private meetings open

09:00 - 09:10

Tutorial in English and Welcome from PEI

09:10 - 09:40

Opening Address: Chief Sustainable Finance Officer of the Financial Services Agency (FSA)

Satoshi Ikeda
  • Updates on Japan’s corporate governance, sustainable initiatives and engagement
  • Fiduciary duty and stewardship responsibilities
  • Their implications for LPs in the Japanese context

 

Satoshi Ikeda RIFTOKYO20

Satoshi Ikeda

Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Financial Services Agency

Read bio
09:40 - 10:30

Panel: No longer a nice-to-have: The role ESG will play in future-proofing a multi-asset portfolio

Shuichi Hayashida, Takahiro Kato, Keith Lee, Shoji Misawa, Jeff Pentland
  • The importance of ESG in the face of covid-19
  • ESG risks and opportunities across asset classes: real estate, infrastructure and private debt
  • Can ESG be used a part of long term and sustainable value creation strategy?

 

A speaker photo for Shuichi Hayashida

Shuichi Hayashida

Head of Japan, World Bank Group, MIGA

Read bio
A speaker photo for Takahiro Kato

Takahiro Kato

Executive Officer, Head of Global Fund Investment, DBJ Asset Management

Read bio
A speaker photo for Keith Lee

Keith Lee

Senior Vice President, Asia Sustainable Finance, WWF

Read bio
A speaker photo for Shoji Misawa

Shoji Misawa

Managing Director, ORIX Corporation

Read bio
Jeff Pentland RIFTOKYO2

Jeff Pentland

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

Read bio
10:30 - 10:50

Interactive Roundtable: Corporate governance and stewardship

Satoshi Ikeda
Satoshi Ikeda RIFTOKYO20

Satoshi Ikeda

Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Financial Services Agency

Read bio
10:50 - 11:40

Panel: How to properly diligence ESG compliance

Heather McLeish, Simba Marekera, Rilwan Meeran, Junji Mori
  • Enhancing ESG data disclosure is important, what metrics should investors use?
  • How ESG data is collected, collated, and standardised in different methodologies
  • Key factors during the investment process from due diligence stage to post-transaction

 

Heather McLeish EY Consulting

Heather McLeish

Director - Financial Services Advisory, EY Japan

Read bio
Simba Marekera, Brightlight Group

Simba Marekera

Head of Investment Solutions, Brightlight Group

Read bio
Rilwan Meeran MassMutual

Rilwan Meeran

Portfolio Manager, Head of Impact Investments, MassMutual

Read bio
Junji Mori RIFTOKYO20

Junji Mori

Deputy General Manager of Food and Agri Business Planning Division, The Norinchukin Bank

Read bio
11:40 - 12:30

Panel: Future proofing your portfolio: Confronting diversity imbalance for better investment decisions

Kazutaka Kuroda, Masahiro Kato, Sayaka Takatsuka, Jun Tsusaka
  • Japan is facing a talent shortage with its ageing population and lack of diversity, what to do in this talent war?
  • How can private equity firms recruit a diverse investment team and future-proof your workforce?
  • How does an investment team with balance across ethnicity, gender and background go hand-in-hand with high performance?

 

Kazutaka Kuroda, Japan Research Institute

Kazutaka Kuroda

Sustainable Finance Specialist, Japan Research Institute

Read bio
Masahiro Kato, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Masahiro Kato

Head of Responsible Investment, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Read bio
A speaker photo for Sayaka Takatsuka

Sayaka Takatsuka

Senior Director, Impact Investment Team, Shinsei Corporate Investment

Read bio
Jun Tsusaka Nippon Sangyo Suishin Kiko

Jun Tsusaka

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

Read bio
12:30 - 13:20

Lunch break

13:20 - 13:40

Interactive Roundtable: Diversity index - a new measurement for ESG investment

Kaori Sasaki
Kaori Sasaki, ewoman

Kaori Sasaki

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ewoman

Read bio
13:40 - 14:30

Panel: How Japanese LPs are changing the world: ESG is front and centre for 2021

Arisa Kishigami, Ryo Ohira, Kaoru Onishi, Soichi Sam Takata, Miyuki Zeniya
  • Lessons from COVID-19 lockdowns – how investors should move on?
  • What are the key considerations for LPs as it relates to ESG investment in private equity? Can a nuanced approach make a big change?
  • To achieve investment returns within an ESG framework, how to apply this during the manager selection process and differentiate the asset managers?
  • In the next ten years plan, what are the challenges? How to evolve the responsible investment through 2021 and beyond?

 

Arisa Kishiyami RIFTOKYO20

Arisa Kishigami

Independent ESG Consultant and Spring 2020 Lecturer, WASEDA Business School

Read bio
A speaker photo for Ryo Ohira

Ryo Ohira

Head of East Asia, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman East Asia

Read bio
Kaoru Onishi RIFTOKYO20

Kaoru Onishi

General Manger, Foreign Equity and Alternative Investment Department, Nippon Life Insurance Company

Read bio
A speaker photo for Soichi Sam Takata

Soichi Sam Takata

Head of Private Equity, Tokio Marine Asset Management

Read bio
A speaker photo for Miyuki  Zeniya

Miyuki Zeniya

Fellow, Corporate Planning Unit, Dai-ichi Life Holdings & Fellow, Head of Sustainable Finance, Investment Planning Dept., The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

Read bio
14:30 - 14:50

Interactive Roundtable: Impact investing

Jeffrey Altman
Jeffrey Altman, Finadvice

Jeffrey Altman

Senior Advisor, Finadvice

Read bio
14:30 - 14:50

Interactive Roundtable: TCFD and climate action

Dianna Enlund, Kim Schumacher
Dianna Enlund, Allianz Global

Dianna Enlund

Managing Director, Head of Sales, Australia Institutional, Allianz Global Investors Sustainability Team, Allianz Global Investor

Read bio
A speaker photo for Kim Schumacher

Kim Schumacher

Lecturer in Sustainable Finance and ESG, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Read bio
14:50 - 15:20

Panel: Climate investors turn up the heat

Adam Le, Ryuichi Horie, Shunsuke Tanahashi
  • How has covid-19 highlighted the urgent need for action on climate change?
  • Tackle climate change through private equity and what LPs need to do
  • Converting policy into practice: Why climate change will affect the ability to generate high-level long-term returns and span the portfolio?

 

A speaker photo for Adam Le

Adam Le

Senior Editor, EMEA, Private Equity International

Read bio
A speaker photo for Ryuichi  Horie

Ryuichi Horie

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

Read bio
A speaker photo for Shunsuke Tanahashi

Shunsuke Tanahashi

Advisory Board Member of UNPRI Japan Network; Representative Director and President, Partners Group Japan

Read bio
15:20 - 15:50

Panel: How ESG is making its mark on private equity

Alex Lynn, Therése Lennehag, Amy Krizanovic
  • How covid-19 could impact private equity’s approach to ESG
  • ESG in private equity vs public equity
  • How have LPs transformed their mindsets to incorporate ESG into their plans
A speaker photo for Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn

Senior Reporter, Private Equity International

Read bio
A speaker photo for Therése Lennehag

Therése Lennehag

Head of Sustainability, EQT Partners

Read bio
Amy Krizanovic, First State Super

Amy Krizanovic

Senior Responsible Investment Analyst, Aware Super

Read bio
15:50 - 16:10

Interactive Roundtable: Value creation through sustainability

Elin Ljung
Elin Ljung, Nordic Capital

Elin Ljung

Director of Communication and Sustainability, Nordic Capital

Read bio
16:10 - 16:50

Global LP perspective: AP6 talks best practice

Anna Follér
  • How has AP6 implemented ESG initiatives and set achievable targets?
  • What is the timeline to measure performance?
  • What challenges did AP6 face in integrating ESG considerations across the firm?

 

Anna Foller RIFTOKYO20

Anna Follér

Sustainability Manager, Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6)

Read bio
16:50 - 17:30

Closing keynote from the world's largest pension fund: GPIF on why ESG is fundamental to private equity investment

Yoshitaka Todoroki
Yoshitaka Todoroki, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)

Yoshitaka Todoroki

Managing Director, Private Market Investment Department, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)

Read bio

Agenda

Day 4 - Thursday 8th

Virtual event
06:00 - 23:59

Platform opens for private meetings

 

 

Agenda

Day 5 - Friday 9th

Online networking
06:00 - 23:59

Private meetings open until Friday 9th October, networking continues and content available on-demand until 31st December 2020

2020 Advisory Board and Speakers

Jeffrey Altman, Finadvice

Jeffrey Altman

Senior Advisor, Finadvice

With 26+ years of accomplishments in the global energy/infrastructure sectors, Jeffrey has been proactively involved in regulated, liberalized and energy transition markets across the globe. During this time he worked within five large US/European en… Read full bio

Sophia Cheng

CIO, Cathay Financial Holdings

Sophia Cheng is the Chief Investment Officer of Cathay Financial Holdings and also teaches in the Department of Intl Business of National Taiwan University. Sophia has 25 years of experience in research and investment with last position acting as Cha… Read full bio

Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, PEI

Nicole Douglas is the Head of Investor Research for PEI’s Research & Analytics department. Based in London but working across the company’s offices and products, she oversees researched content, studies, and projects on investors globally. She is… Read full bio

Peter Dunbar

Private Equity Senior Specialist, PRI

Peter Dunbar is a Private Equity Senior Specialist within the PRI’s Investment Practices team. Peter has 20 years experience in the asset management industry, and before joining the PRI, was a Senior Manager in the private markets team of Capital Gro… Read full bio
Dianna Enlund, Allianz Global

Dianna Enlund

Managing Director, Head of Sales, Australia Institutional, Allianz Global Investors Sustainability Team, Allianz Global Investor

Dianna Enlund is Head of Sales, Australia Institutional for Allianz Global Investors, responsible for leading the firm’s institutional business in Australia, including client coverage and relationship management. She also assumes the role of Sustaina… Read full bio
Anna Foller RIFTOKYO20

Anna Follér

Sustainability Manager, Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6)

Anna Follér joined the Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6) in 2014 as sustainability manager. Anna’s work includes supporting the investment organisation in integrating ESG factors into the investment and ownership processes as well as refining… Read full bio

Shuichi Hayashida

Head of Japan, World Bank Group, MIGA

Shuichi Hayashida is Head of Japan and Senior Underwriter for the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group. Hayashida works out of Tokyo office to further the Wor… 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
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
Masahiro Kato, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Masahiro Kato

Head of Responsible Investment, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Masahiro Kato has been with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group since April 1990 and has over 25 years of experience in asset management business. He started his career as equity financial analyst in Tokyo and New York. His career includes new ESG fund de… Read full bio

Takahiro Kato

Executive Officer, Head of Global Fund Investment, DBJ Asset Management

Takahiro Kato is responsible for investments in infrastructure and energy funds as a gate keeper, which includes not only global and regional universe but also Japanese domestic infrastructure mandate. Takahiro joined DBJ group in 1995, and experienc… Read full bio
Arisa Kishiyami RIFTOKYO20

Arisa Kishigami

Independent ESG Consultant and Spring 2020 Lecturer, WASEDA Business School

Since April 2019, Arisa is an independent consultant & coach, under her initiative En-CycleS, standing for Engagement Cycle for Sustainability. As part of this, Arisa is and is responsible for a course at Waseda University Business School on sust… Read full bio
Amy Krizanovic, First State Super

Amy Krizanovic

Senior Responsible Investment Analyst, Aware Super

Amy leads the listed company engagement at Aware Super, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds (previously First State Super). A key focus over the last two years has been as the lead investor for Climate Action 100+ for some of Australia’s… Read full bio
Kazutaka Kuroda, Japan Research Institute

Kazutaka Kuroda

Sustainable Finance Specialist, Japan Research Institute

Kazutaka Kuroda is the Sustainable Finance Specialist for Japan Research Institute (JRI). He is based in Tokyo. In his role, Mr. Kuroda leads equity research provision to several leading asset managers and owners in Japan. Prior to joining JRI, Mr. K… Read full bio

Adam Le

Senior Editor, EMEA, Private Equity International

Adam Le is the Senior Editor, EMEA, for PEI Media's private equity publications, overseeing the flow of global news and analysis for Private Equity International and Secondaries Investor. Based in London, Adam works closely with private equity-focuse… Read full bio

Keith Lee

Senior Vice President, Asia Sustainable Finance, WWF

Keith is co-head of the WWF Asia Sustainable Finance team and leads the team’s workstream on responsible investment. This involves developing and guiding the execution of the team’s strategy to accelerate the uptake of responsible investment best pra… Read full bio

Therése Lennehag

Head of Sustainability, EQT Partners

Therése Lennehag is Head of Sustainability at EQT since 2014. Since joining EQT Partners in 2009, she has worked closely with the organization on integrating responsible investment and ownership practices to capture the investment and business opport… Read full bio
Elin Ljung, Nordic Capital

Elin Ljung

Director of Communication and Sustainability, Nordic Capital

Elin Ljung has broad experience in investor relations, sustainability and communication, and has applied this within Private Equity, Financial Services, IT and Media sectors. Elin joined Nordic Capital’s team in 2017 as Director of Communication and… Read full bio

Alex Lynn

Senior Reporter, Private Equity International

Alex Lynn is Senior Reporter for Private Equity International in Hong Kong, where he’s responsible for breaking news, commentary and analysis of the Asia-Pacific private equity markets. Alex previously spent two years covering EMEA private equity mar… Read full bio
Simba Marekera, Brightlight Group

Simba Marekera

Head of Investment Solutions, Brightlight Group

Simba Marekera is the Head of Investment Solutions at Brightlight Group. He has to over 12 years working in the finance industry, including 6 years managing Christian Super’s alternatives, fixed income and Impact Investment portfolios where he helped… Read full bio

Liza McDonald

Head of Responsible Investments, Aware Super

Liza has over 20 years’ experience in the superannuation sector, and is a specialist and passionate advocate for Responsible Investments. As Head of Responsible Investments, she has led the development and implementation of the Fund’s Responsible Inv… Read full bio
Heather McLeish EY Consulting

Heather McLeish

Director - Financial Services Advisory, EY Japan

Heather McLeish is a Director EY Advisory focusing on business development in the Financial Services Sector. Heather started her career in EY Japan by building the Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) practice in 2015 and was responsibl… Read full bio
Rilwan Meeran MassMutual

Rilwan Meeran

Portfolio Manager, Head of Impact Investments, MassMutual

Rilwan is a Portfolio manager and Head of Impact investing at MassMutual. Rilwan has 20 years of private equity, investment banking, and operations experience. Prior to MassMutual, Rilwan was with Flat World Partners, where he was Director of Impact… Read full bio

Shoji Misawa

Managing Director, ORIX Corporation

Shoji Misawa serves as Managing Director at the Strategic Investment Dept. within Energy and Eco Service Business HQ in ORIX Corporation (ORIX). ORIX currently operates over 1GW of renewable energy platform throughout Japan. Misawa joined ORIX in 198… Read full bio
Junji Mori RIFTOKYO20

Junji Mori

Deputy General Manager of Food and Agri Business Planning Division, The Norinchukin Bank

Junji Mori has been with The Norinchukin Bank for more than 20 years, and has a long experience in Asian private equity. He is currently in charge of fund and direct investments in food & agri private equity overseas. Also, Junji spearheads corpo… Read full bio

Ryo Ohira

Head of East Asia, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman East Asia

Ryo Ohira, Managing Director, joined the firm in 2004. Ryo is the Head of Neuberger Berman East Asia Ltd. He also serves on Neuberger Berman’s Operating Committee and the Partnership Committee. He is responsible for building franchise and growing bus… Read full bio
Kaoru Onishi RIFTOKYO20

Kaoru Onishi

General Manger, Foreign Equity and Alternative Investment Department, Nippon Life Insurance Company

Kaoru Onishi is General Manager of Private Equity Investment in Foreign Equity & Alternative Investment Department of Nippon Life Insurance Company. She is responsible for private equity and private debt investment. She has been with Nippon life… Read full bio
Jeff Pentland RIFTOKYO2

Jeff Pentland

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

Jeff is a Managing Director at Northleaf Capital Partners, an independent global private markets investment firm with more than $14 billion in infrastructure, private equity and private credit commitments under management on behalf of public, corpora… Read full bio
Kaori Sasaki, ewoman

Kaori Sasaki

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ewoman

Ms. Kaori Sasaki is a well-known diversity expert, best-selling author, and sought-after commentator who appears regularly in the Japanese media. Since 1996, Ms. Sasaki has produced and chaired the International Conference for Women in Business (www.… Read full bio

Kim Schumacher

Lecturer in Sustainable Finance and ESG, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Dr Kim Schumacher is a Lecturer in Sustainable Finance and ESG at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. His research focuses on ESG data and impact metrics, sustainable finance frameworks, green bonds, natural capital valuation, ecosystem services, rene… Read full bio

Megan Starr

Global Head of Impact, The Carlyle Group

Megan Starr is the Global Head of Impact for The Carlyle Group. She is based in New York. In her role, Ms. Starr works to design and execute Carlyle’s cohesive, long-term impact strategy. She also oversees the dedicated ESG team, which leads the firm… Read full bio

Soichi Sam Takata

Head of Private Equity, Tokio Marine Asset Management

Soichi Sam Takata has been with Tokio Marine Asset Management since the creation of the private equity investment team in 2002. Before that, Mr. Takata was at Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance (Tokio Marine) working in their alternative inves… 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

Advisory Board Member of UNPRI Japan Network; Representative Director and President, Partners Group Japan

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
Yoshitaka Todoroki, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)

Yoshitaka Todoroki

Managing Director, Private Market Investment Department, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)

Yoshitaka Todoroki joined GPIF in March 2016, from Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management, where he led a newly established team that developed investment opportunities in the alternative space for clients mainly in Japanese pension industry. Before second… 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

Miyuki Zeniya

Fellow, Corporate Planning Unit, Dai-ichi Life Holdings & Fellow, Head of Sustainable Finance, Investment Planning Dept., The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

Ms. Miyuki Zeniya is Head of Sustainable Finance at The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company whose AUM is about 36 trillion yen and is General manager of Corporate Planning Unit of Dai-ichi Life Holdings. She is responsible for ESG integration for all ass… Read full bio
View all speakers

For exclusive sponsorship packages for 2021, contact the Sponsorship Team at asiasponsorship@peimedia.com or call +852 3704 4624.

Build relationships with Japan’s largest LPs

As we all continue to search for ways to maximise business efficiency and returns during the covid-19 pandemic, Private Equity International is committed to connecting the global private equity community so business can continue as normal as possible.

To deliver on this commitment of creating valuable connections and fundraising for the asset class, the Responsible Investment Forum: Tokyo is now running as an immersive virtual experience on 5-9 October.

You can navigate the conference week through one-click access from the comfort and safety of your time zone available on your device and on-demand, with real-time content on 7 October and extended networking running from 5-9 October.

Limitless cross border interactions

Connect with top responsible investment professionals through virtual networking. The platform allows you to book unlimited private video meetings with the LPs, headline speakers and many more.

Exclusive insights and data analysis

Industry leaders from across the globe will keep you the forefront of responsible investments, with a focus on Japanese LP allocations to ESG strategies.

Maximise your time, maximise your returns

By joining our scaled-up virtual conference, you will receive unlimited networking opportunities with enhanced search capabilities to ensure you meet everyone relevant to your business.

All content available when you need it

Tune in live as it happens from Tokyo or on-demand when you need it so you don’t miss a second of the content, no matter which time zone you are in.

Bilingual conference without language barriers

All premium content will be bilingual –  in Japanese and English – to ensure you gain the maximum insight available. With the virtual pass, you can access key content both before, during, and after the event.

Turn connections into partners

You can meet the right people and achieve your business goals by telling us what types of audience you want to connect with, and we will do the job for you. Enjoy the same networking experience as if you are meeting them in person.

 

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.

Complimentary session – ESG in a covid-19 world: How are Japanese LPs responding?

View the full session on how LPs in Japan are assessing ESG considerations in their PE portfolios amid the pandemic and the most important factors for fund managers to consider when approaching investors for allocations explained by Finadvice, Partners Group Japan and Shinsei Corporate Investment.

While we cannot be together on the ground in Tokyo, this session highlighted how attending the virtual conference will allow you to continue securing allocations from Asia’s largest LPs in 2020 and beyond.

Supported by:

 

 

 

Register for the session today to continue your fundraising in 2020

Covid-19 is propelling ESG investments to the top of the LP agenda –how must fund managers respond?

  • Amid the pandemic, what are the most important factors Japanese LPs are considering in their PE allocations?
  • How are LPs in Japan introducing ESG to their global portfolios?
  • What are the main barriers to widespread adoption of ESG in Asia?

Jeffrey Altman
Senior Advisor
Finadvice

Shunsuke Tanahashi
Advisory Board Member of UNPRI Japan Network
Representative Director and President
Partners Group Japan

Sayaka Takatsuka
Senior Director, Impact Investment Team
Shinsei Corporate Investment

Moderator:
Alex Lynn
Senior Reporter
PEI Media