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FT Briefing: Integrating ESG

Unlocking Returns For Issuers and Investors in Japan, Asia and Europe

London |
Speakers include:
Shigeharu Suzuki

Shigeharu Suzuki

Japan Securities Dealers Association

Naoko Nemoto

Naoko Nemoto

Government Pension Investment Fund Japan

Koichiro Miyahara

Koichiro Miyahara

Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.


The Financial Times will be connecting issuers, investors and the wider industry at an exclusive briefing to explore how ESG integration is evolving, and the challenges and opportunities ahead as it becomes more embedded in the real economy.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of this event, applications to attend the FT Briefing: Integrating ESG has now closed. If you would like to follow the latest updates follow us on Twitter: @FTLive #FTESG

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Full Overview

Sustainability is transforming the world of investment. As major investors use their buying power to manage risk and align with the UN SDGs, the integration of environmental, social and governance factors in portfolio construction is proving a catalyst for real change as markets reevaluate long-term value beyond traditional financial metrics.

Join the Financial Times at this exclusive briefing connecting issuers, investors and the wider industry to explore how ESG integration is evolving, and the challenges and opportunities ahead as it becomes more embedded in the real economy.

With sustainable investments now representing about 26% of assets managed globally, our agenda will examine how asset owners view the potential for this market in the coming years, and their priorities as regards impact and returns. Discussion will focus on how corporations and the wider industry are responding to the growing need to measure, monitor and report themes and issues, such as those highlighted by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), that can influence the true value and potential of an organisation.   Speakers will share their views on the role that different stake holders should be playing in shaping the narrative of how responsible investing can contribute to a healthier, more sustainable economic and financial system.

The rise of socially responsible investing in Japan will also be addressed, assessing progress to date and focusing on next steps to facilitate investors and companies to mainstream ESG across the investment process.


Agenda - 5th Mar

  • 1:15pm
    Registration and lunch
  • 2:00pm
    Introduction from the Chair

    Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • 2:05pm
    Opening Remarks

    Nikhil Rathi, CEO, London Stock Exchange plc

  • 2:10pm
    Welcoming Address

    Shigeharu Suzuki, Chairman and CEO, Japan Securities Dealers Association

  • 2:15pm
    Keynote Address

    Koichiro Miyahara, President and CEO, Tokyo Stock Exchange

  • 2:30pm
    Panel Discussion: Setting the Standard for ESG Integration

    Estimates suggest that ESG investing is globally worth about US$23 trillion and rising, as investors move from screening out organisations to actively picking stocks for their inherent long-term value, and as companies embrace the need for higher standards and more transparent non-financial reporting.  In the current environment how are measures for ESG integration evolving and changing - are the frameworks for action, from the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment to the UN SDG’s, still relevant or are new benchmarks being created?  What progress is being made to develop and agree principles on corporate sustainability reporting and are they in line with investor expectations and requirements? As the market matures and becomes more competitive, what are the most effective tools to track progress and measure long-term impact?

    Deborah Gilshan, ESG Investment Director, Aberdeen Standard Investments  

    Denise Le Gal, Chair and CEO, Brunel Pension Partnership Ltd

    Fiona Reynolds, CEO, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)   

    David Sheasby, Head of Stewardship and ESG, Martin Currie Investment Management

    Moderator: Owen Walker, Asset Management Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 3:10pm
    ESG as a Critical Driver of Value Creation

    With institutional appetite for sustainable investment on the rise, company directors are under greater pressure than ever to open up about ESG factors that are financially material and may ultimately influence performance.  This session will feature insights on how leading corporations view the rise of ESG integration and how they are adapting their business and reporting structures to engage with investors and build for a sustainable future.

    Daniel Klier, Group General Manager, Group Head of Strategy and Global Head of Sustainable Finance, HSBC

    David Harris, Head of Sustainable Investment, FTSE Russell; Group Head of Sustainable Business, London Stock Exchange Group

    Makoto Sonoda, Director for International Capital Market Regulation, Director for International Accounting, Financial Services Agency, Government of Japan

    Gary Stanton, Secretary General, International Bankers Association of Japan

    Keiko Tashiro, Senior Managing Director, Daiwa Securities Group Inc

    Moderator: Owen Walker, Asset Management Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 3:50pm
    Networking break
  • 4:10pm
    Panel Discussion: A New Era for ESG and Socially Responsible Investing in Japan

    In recent years Japan has made great strides in integrating ESG factors into investment,  strongly supported by Abenomics focusing on stewardship and corporate governance, and by the proactive lead taken by the GPIF in signing up to the Principles for Responsible Investment.  This is a market which is rich with potential for Japan.  As investors and corporates realise the relationship between ESG and long-term value, what are the next steps to break down any remaining barriers to full ESG adoption?  What examples of best practice globally can be replicated in Japan? 

    Keisuke Arai, Secretary-General of Sustainability Committee, Japan Exchange Group

    Masaru Arai, Chair, Japan Sustainable Investment Forum

    Mark Haviland, EVP, Global Development and Sustainability, Rakuten EMEA

    Masahiro Kato, Head of ESG Research, Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management (UK) Ltd

    Moderator: Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times 

  • 4:50pm
    Investor View Keynote: Responsible Returns

    Demand for ESG integration across the world of investment is being driven by asset owners who are voting with their money to manage risk, boost returns and induce positive long-term change.   How do investors see the potential for this market going forward, and how are their expectations of corporations and their asset managers changing in line with this?  What are the most effective ways to structure ESG oriented portfolios that can deliver strong returns, and which asset classes are outperforming?

    Naoko Nemoto, Board Member, Government Pension Investment Fund Japan; Economist, Asian Development Bank Institute

    In conversation with Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times 

  • 5:15pm
    Closing remarks followed by Reception with Sparkling Sake Drink presented by Takara Shuzo International

    Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times

Speakers (17)

Shigeharu Suzuki

Shigeharu Suzuki

Chairman and CEO
Japan Securities Dealers Association

Shigeharu Suzuki is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA), and Adviser of Daiwa Securities Group Inc. Before assuming his current position in July 2017, Mr Suzuki was Chief Corporate Adviser and Member of the Board of Daiwa Securities Group Inc,  He was formerly Chairman of the Board and CEO of the company. He joined Daiwa in 1971. Beginning his career in a domestic branch working with individual investors, Mr Suzuki moved to the Corporate Clients Banking Dept. in 1987. He the became Head of Global Investment Banking Division of Daiwa Securities SMBC Co. Ltd., before being appointed as CEO of the Daiwa Securities group.  Mr Suzuki also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Councilors for the KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation). He holds a BA in Economics from Keio University.

Naoko Nemoto

Naoko Nemoto

Board Member
Government Pension Investment Fund Japan

Naoko Nemoto is a board member of the Government Pension Investment Fund Japan, Chubu Electric Power Co., and Concordia Financial Group.  She is also an economist at the Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo. Her research interests include monetary policy, financial markets, financial inclusion, and structural reform.  As former managing director at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, Naoko headed the Financial Service group, covering financial institutions, insurance, and brokerage firms in Japan. She also led research and thought-leadership activities on Japan-related agenda and Asia-Pacific financial institutions and served as the primary spokesperson in the region. Before that she was an economist and analyst at the Bank of Japan.  She is a member of the Advisory Board of Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication, and was formerly a member of the Financial System Council of Japan’s Financial Services Agency. She has authored three books on finance, covering theory and practice of bank management, post-crisis trends in the banking industry, and financial reform in the Republic of Korea. Naoko holds a BA in law from Waseda University, Tokyo, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in finance from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo.

Koichiro Miyahara

Koichiro Miyahara

President and CEO
Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.

Koichiro Miyahara has been President and CEO of TSE since June 2015, concurrently serving as an Executive Officer and Director at the parent company Japan Exchange Group Inc. (JPX). In that time, he has overseen the revision of Japan’s Corporate Governance Code, leading the push for better corporate governance in Japanese listed companies. He also presided over Japan’s smooth transition to a T+2 settlement cycle, and steered the introduction of an ETF market making program as the Exchange continues to diversify its ETF lineup and encourage a long-term outlook from investors. Mr Miyahara holds a Law degree from Keio University and started his career at an electric power company, moving to TSE in 1988. He headed the Exchange’s General Affairs and Information Services businesses before progressing to Executive Officer in 2005. He has also served as Standing Governor in the Exchange’s regulation arm and as CEO of voting platform provider ICJ, Inc.

Keisuke Arai

Keisuke Arai

Secretary General, Sustainability Committee
Japan Exchange Group Inc.

Keisuke Arai has been Secretary General of the Sustainability Committee of Japan Exchange Group Inc. (JPX) since August 2018. He holds a degree in Economics from Rikkyo University and started his career at Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in 1994. Since then he has held positions in various areas of the company, including both the equity and derivative markets. He has also spent many years representing the company abroad: as General Manager of the Singapore Office from 2001 to 2003, conducting research on Asian Markets and fostering relationships with other Asian exchanges, and in London from 2013 to 2018 as the newly-merged JPX Chief Representative in Europe, promoting investment and listings on the Tokyo market and researching European securities markets. He played a key part in the creation of TOKYO AIM, a joint venture between TSE and London Stock Exchange.

Masaru Arai

Masaru Arai

Japan Sustainable Investment Forum (JSIF)

Masaru Arai is the Chair of the not-for-profit organisation Japan Sustainable Investment Forum and is a senior engagement consultant at Hermes EOS focusing on engagement in Japan. In addition he is a teaching fellow at the Graduate School of Business and Finance of Waseda University.  He has been working as a member of the advisory committee for the FTSE Russell Sustainable Investment Advisory Committee since 2005, and as a member of the CDP Japan Advisory Group since 2009. He was a member of the Sustainable Financial System Advisory Group of the PRI in 2016 and was a PRI board member in 2015. Masaru worked at Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. from 1992 for 19 years and was Chief Investment Officer for seven years. Prior to that, he worked for Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. from 1972 where he served for 20 years specialising in global investment and finance business. He is a regular member of the committees on ESG issues formed by the Ministry of the Environment as well as by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan. Masaru holds a BA of Business and Commerce from Keio University and studied at the Center for Arabic Studies in American University in Cairo.

Deborah Gilshan

Deborah Gilshan

ESG Investment Director
Aberdeen Standard Investments

Deborah Gilshan is currently an Investment Director in the ESG team at Aberdeen Standard Investments, the global asset manager. Previously, Deborah was Head of Sustainable Ownership at RPMI Railpen, the pension fund for the UK railway industry. She is a Fellow of ICSA: The Governance Institute and holds the CFA’s Investment Management Certificate.  She co-chairs the Investor Group of the 30% Club, the global market initiative to promote diversity. Deborah also chairs the Ethics & Systemic Risk Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). She was a member of the Steering Group of the UK Financial Reporting Council’s project on corporate culture and now serves on the FRC’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee.  In October 2011, Deborah founded The 100% Club, a network for professional women which seeks to promote the importance of networking for career advancement and personal development and now shares her experience of founding The 100% Club with organisations seeking to further diversity in the workplace.

Denise  Le Gal

Denise Le Gal

Independent Chair
Brunel Pension Partnership

As well as being Chair of Brunel Pension Partnership Ltd, Denise Le Gal is Chairman of the LGA’s Local Government Pension Committee (LGPC) and Board Member LGPS Scheme Advisory Board. She is also a Trustee Director of the JP Morgan UK Retirement Plan.  Denise holds a BA from Carleton University. She left Canada in 1985 to complete an MBA at INSEAD and subsequently pursued a career in banking at Salomon Brothers, Chase Manhattan and IBJ.

David Harris

David Harris

Group Head, Sustainable Business, London Stock Exchange Group & Head of Sustainable Investment
FTSE Russell

David Harris is responsible for sustainability and green finance integration into services across London Stock Exchange Group.  He is also Head of Sustainable Investment at FTSE Russell which includes oversight across ESG Ratings, FTSE4Good, Green Revenues, and FTSE Environmental Markets.   He has held industry positions, including Vice-Chair of UKSIF, serving on Advisory Committees for the PRI and EuroSIF, City of London’s Green Finance Initiative and Chaired the UN Sustainable Stock Exchange's Working Group developing Model ESG Reporting Guidance.  He was also a member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance, whose recommendations formed the basis of the EC Action Plan on Sustainable Finance, and contributed to the UK Green Finance Taskforce. David has worked in sustainable investment for almost 20 years.  His career started with ADL’s Environment & Risk Practice, and with PwC's climate change consulting business.   He holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and studied Biological Sciences at Oxford University.

Mark Haviland

Mark Haviland

EVP Brand Development and Sustainability
Rakuten EMEA

Mark Haviland is EVP of Brand Development and Sustainability at Rakuten for the EMEA region, with responsibility for aligning the company under one consumer and business proposition. As part of this, he oversees the development of Rakuten ESG credentials in the region, forming a core pillar of the company’s value mix and culture.  Prior to taking this position in October 2018, he led Rakuten’s Ad Tech operations in Europe, Brazil and Australia. Mark is also a Trustee of the UK Marine Conservation Society.

Masahiro Kato

Masahiro Kato

Head of ESG Research
Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management (UK) Ltd

Masahiro Kato has been with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group since 1990 and with Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management (UK) since 2017.  He has over 25 years of experience in asset management business. Mr Kato started his career as a Japanese equity financial analyst, after which he became a Japanese equity portfolio manager and US equity financial analyst for Japanese institutional investors in Tokyo and New York. He then spent his career in the development of new mutual fund products for Japanese individual investors and as Head of Responsible Investments, Proxy Voting, and ESG (environmental, social and governance) Research at Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking.  He holds a BA in Economics from Keio University and is a Chartered Member of the Security Analysts Association of Japan (CMA).

Daniel Klier

Daniel Klier

Group General Manager, Group Head of Strategy and Global Head of Sustainable Finance

Daniel Klier joined HSBC in 2013 as Group Head of Strategy in London. In his role, he oversees the development of HSBC’s global strategy, allocation of resources, and the implementation of the Group’s strategic projects. He is also responsible for the innovation strategy of HSBC.  Since 2017, he also leads the Group’s efforts to become a global leader in Sustainable Finance as Global Head of Sustainable Finance. The shift to a low carbon economy presents material risks and opportunities for financial institutions.  Prior to joining HSBC, Daniel was a Partner at McKinsey & Company where he served financial institutions and private equity firms across Europe and Asia.  He was also member of the global operating committee of the firm's corporate and investment banking practice. Daniel holds a PhD from his studies at Columbia University and the University of Dortmund after studying Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and the London School of Economics.  He is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum. He chairs the Sustainable Finance Working Group at the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and is a member of the UK Government Green Finance Task Force, the European Business Leaders’ Council, and the Board of Sustainable Energy for All. 

Nikhil Rathi

Nikhil Rathi

Chief Executive Officer
London Stock Exchange plc

Nikhil Rathi was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of LSE plc in 2015. He also has Group-wide responsibilities for International Development. He is a member of the LSEG Executive Committee. He joined LSEG in May 2014 as Director of International Development and Chief of Staff from the UK Treasury, where he held a number of senior positions over an eleven year period. Most recently he was Director of the Financial Services Group, representing the UK Government's financial services interests in the EU and internationally. He served as the UK representative on the EU Financial Services Committee. Prior to that, he was Head of the Financial Stability unit, overseeing a number of the UK's financial stability interventions during the crisis. Nikhil also served as Private Secretary to the UK Prime Minister for three years from 2005 to 2008.

Fiona Reynolds

Fiona Reynolds

Chief Executive Officer
Principles for Responsible Investment

Fiona Reynolds is the CEO of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) with responsibility for its global operations.  The PRI is a U.N. supported organisation, with more than 2,000 signatories collectively representing over US$80 trillion AUM.  Appointed in 2013, Fiona has 25 years' experience in the financial services and pension sector. She joined from the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST), where she spent 7 years as the CEO.  Fiona also serves on the Board of the U.N. Global Compact and she is the Chair of the Financial Services Commission into Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (The Liechtenstein initiative). She is a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), the Global Advisory Council on Stranded Assets at Oxford University, the UN Business for Peace Steering Committee, the Global Steering Committee for the investor agenda on climate action and the Steering Committee for Climate Action 100+ which is the largest ever investor engagement with listed companies.  Fiona has been a member of the UK Government Green Finance Taskforce. In 2018 she was named by Barron’s magazine of one of the 20 most influential people in sustainability globally. Fiona has formerly been a pension fund director/trustee of AUSfund and been on the boards of Industry Funds Credit Control, Australia for UNHCR, the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors and the National Women in Super Network. In 2012, she was named by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s top 100 women of influence for her work in public policy.

David Sheasby

David Sheasby

Head of Stewardship and ESG
Martin Currie Investment Management

David Sheasby joined Martin Currie in 2004 as a portfolio manager in the global team. He is now fully dedicated to his role as Head of Stewardship and ESG, overseeing the implementation of responsible investment methods into our process, working with the firm’s investment teams to ensure continued best practice and has full ownership of policies, strategy and execution in this key area. Before coming to Martin Currie, David worked for Aegon Asset Management (formerly Scottish Equitable) for 18 years. From 2002, he was a senior portfolio manager for global equities, developing and directing Aegon’s global strategy. During his time with Aegon, David headed its global equity, emerging markets and European teams. He was also a European portfolio manager from 1987 to 1994, having joined the company two years previously.

Makoto Sonoda

Makoto Sonoda

Director for International Capital Market Regulation, Director for International Accounting, Financial Services Agency
Government of Japan

Makoto Sonoda has an extensive background in financial regulation and economic policies holding various positions at Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) and Ministry of Finance (MOF),  Since his appointment to his current position in 2018, he has been responsible for all international capital market regulation issues at the FSA and participated in many international conferences on behalf of the government. He also covers international accounting, auditing and disclosure issues, and plays an important role in global regulation, serving as Chair of the Committee on Accounting, Auditing and Disclosure at IOSCO (International Organization of Securities Commissions).  Mr Sonoda previously worked as Deputy Chief Representative of the MOF in New York, with responsibility for establishing a close relationship with investors in the US to promote the Japanese economy and policies. Mr Sonoda was also engaged in analyzing financial markets and financial institutions. He was in charge of the sale of privatized shares at the MOF. At the FSA, he held responsibility for the on-site monitoring of financial institutions and closely oversaw the financial conditions of major banks, foreign banks and domestic and foreign insurance companies.  Mr Sonoda holds Masters degrees from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and Columbia University in New York.

Gary Stanton

Gary Stanton

Secretary General
International Bankers Association of Japan

Gary Stanton has had a long career working in the Japanese and Non-Japanese Financial Services Industry as a practitioner and more recently as a consultant and senior advisor to a range of global firms on regulation, business operations and technology.  During his career he has had held senior roles in the banking, securities and wealth management sectors. In the 1980s and early 1990s he was involved in developing the market in Japan for foreign fixed income and equities. From 1993 over a period of 21 years Gary worked outside Japan in many roles which were related to cross-border Japanese business.  He returned to work in Japan in 2014. During his career, Gary has also worked in the UK, France, Switzerland, India and other Asia Pacific countries. He is Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (UK).

Keiko Tashiro

Keiko Tashiro

Senior Executive Managing Director
Daiwa Securities Group, Inc

Keiko Tashiro is Senior Managing Director at Daiwa Securities Group Inc.  She has held various positions at Daiwa, including overseas assignments in Singapore, London and New York. In Japan, in addition to her role as Head of Investor Relations between 1999 and 2005, she spent six years from 2005 to 2011 in the retail division of the Group, expanding the non-branch channel (online and call center) and defining a business model for the Group’s retail operations. She held the position of Senior Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities for two years from 2011 to 2013  before serving as Executive Managing Director and Chairwoman of Daiwa Capital Markets America from 2013 to 2016. She was appointed to her current role in 2016. She is also a member of the Council for Promoting the SDGs in the Securities Industry at The Japan Securities Dealers Association. She also currently serves as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Financial and Monetary Systems. Keiko began her career with the Daiwa Securities Group in April 1986, following her graduation from Waseda University with a BA in Political Science. She holds an MBA from Stanford University in 1991 and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2011.


Chair and Moderator (2)

Gillian Tett

Gillian Tett

Chair, Editorial Board, and Editor-at-large, US
Financial Times

Gillian Tett is Chair, Editorial Board, and Editor-at-large, US at the Financial Times. She previously served as US Managing Editor, leading the Financial Times’ editorial operations in the region across all platforms. She writes weekly columns for the FT, covering a range of economic, financial, political and social issues throughout the globe. Ms Tett served as Assistant Editor, US Managing Editor from 2010 to 2012, and prior to this Assistant Editor responsible for the FT’s markets coverage. Other roles at the FT have included Capital Markets Editor, Deputy Editor of the Lex column, Tokyo Bureau Chief, Tokyo Correspondent, London-based economics reporter and a reporter in Russia and Brussels.

In 2014, she was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards and also received the Royal Anthropological Institute Marsh Award. She is the author of The Silo Effect: Why Putting Everything In Its Place Isn't Such A Bright Idea (Simon & Schuster, 2015), New York Times bestseller Fool’s Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe (Little Brown, UK and Simon and Schuster, US, 2009), and Saving the Sun: A Wall Street Gamble to Rescue Japan from Its Trillion Dollar Meltdown (Harper Collins, 2003). Before joining the FT in 1993, Ms Tett was awarded a PhD in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University, where she also earned her Bachelor’s degree.

Owen Walker

Owen Walker

Deputy Editor of FTfm and Asset Management Correspondent
Financial Times

Owen Walker is an award-winning journalist who has covered business and investment issues in the US, UK and Europe. He is Asset Management Correspondent with the Financial Times, having previously served as Commissioning Editor in the Special Reports team. Prior to that he edited special FT publications on corporate governance, retail investment and pension scheme management. He has served as trustee on the board of the Pearson Group Pension Plan and was a committee member of the Association of Member Nominated Trustees. Owen is author of a book on activist investors, Barbarians in the Boardroom, which was published in 2016. 


This FT Briefing will be a meeting point for senior investors - pension funds, insurers, sovereign wealth funds and asset management - and corporate issuers, bankers and financiers, who are keen to expand their knowledge of ESG integration in the corporate and investment world.  Applications to attend from these categories are invited from:

  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Investment Officers 
  • Heads of Investment
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Treasurers
  • Heads of Sustainability / Heads of Sustainable Finance / Heads of Sustainable / Responsible Investing
  • Senior Portfolio and Fund Managers

Registration is limited. To apply for a complimentary place, please request an invitation.

Please note that all applications are subject to review and approval.



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