Financial Times to Host Moral Money Summit Japan – 20% BCCJ Member Discount

Written by BCCJ
December 15, 2023


Written by BCCJ
December 15, 2023

February 8
Hilton Tokyo

* BCCJ members receive a 20% discount on tickets. Please click here or email [email protected] to register *
* A 25% discount is available for a ‘Group of 5’ corporate package *


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Japan is the leader in Asia, and among the top 25 worldwide, in implementing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The path to sustainable growth has not been easy, as the country’s rapid modernisation in the past century led to dramatic environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges. But since then, Japan’s government has formulated strategies to promote critical ESG development — especially in healthcare, disaster risk reduction, energy efficiency, gender equality and air pollution. Truly integrating sustainability into Japan’s business and society, however, requires a holistic approach among policy-makers, companies, non-governmental organisations, financiers and multilateral agencies.

The FT’s Moral Money Summit Japan, co-hosted by Nikkei Inc, will bring together business and government leaders, investors, financiers, policy-makers and experts for a wide range of discussions on ESG integration and sustainability financing in Japan. The day’s programme will feature thought-provoking interviews and dynamic discussions to address the important question: How can Japan create sustainable strategies for the future?



  • Marcie Frost | CEO, California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • Tetsushi Sonobe | Dean and CEO, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Gillian Tett | Columnist and Member of the Editorial Board, Financial Times
  • Hiroshi Komori | Member, International Sustainability Standards Board
  • Kathy Matsui | General Partner, MPower Partners Fund
  • Kahori Miyake | Co-Chair, Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership
  • Shoko Ouchi | Managing Director and Head of Assessment Department, ESG Division
  • Masayuki Takanashi | Executive Officer and Group Chief Sustainability Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group

More speakers TBA



Key 2024 questions to be addressed

  • How is Japan progressing in its action plan on climate change?
  • How can boards and stakeholders help to boost women’s participation in their companies?
  • What are the consequences for companies that fail to meet sustainability standards?
  • How can innovation and technology accelerate Japan’s energy transition?
  • What government policies can assist companies in Japan to shift towards net-zero decarbonisation?
  • How vital has sustainable development been for Japan’s disaster-management efforts?

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