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Climate Change: Empowering Board Directors and Companies to Shape the Future

  • Nishimura & Asahi Seminars

Climate Change: Empowering Board Directors and Companies to Shape the Future

October 24, 2023
Tokyo Nishimura & Asahi (Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo)

Nishimura & Asahi (Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo) hosted an event on climate change in partnership with the Third Arrow Strategies Japan Board Diversity Network on October 24th.

Considering the movements regarding this issue in the US and EU, board directors play a crucial role in addressing climate change. They are responsible for overseeing the effective management of climate-related impacts and ensuring that climate risks and opportunities are part of company strategy. Outside board directors must hold management accountable for delivering on goals.

This special event contributed to increasing knowledge of the board’s role in managing, disclosing, and engaging in issues relating to climate change.


I. Climate Targets
II. Tools to Assess Climate-Related Risk and Scenario Analysis
III. Recent Regulations & Disclosure Requirements
IV. Performance Benchmarks
V. Investor Engagement on Climate
VI. The Role of the Board in Climate Change


16:00-16:30 Registration and Networking
16:30-16:45 Keynote Speech
16:45-17:30 Panel Discussion including disclosures, climate tech solutions, MSCI tools
17:30-17:45 Global Corporate Actions
17:45-18:15 Group Case Study/Activity
18:15-18:30 Closing Speech
18:30-19:30 Reception & Networking


伊藤 真弥

Maya has extensive experience advising international investors on cross-border renewable energy projects, as well as advising both borrowers and lenders on financing for renewable energy projects in Japan. She previously worked in the cross-border project finance team of a Japanese megabank, handling matters relating to natural resources, power and energy, and infrastructure. Maya has also provided banks, financial institutions, and other corporate clients, most of which operate their businesses globally, with compliance and regulatory advice, as well as advice on a variety of governance matters. She is actively involved in D&I projects aimed at promoting the active participation of women, and has organized numerous D&I seminars and other similar events for corporations. She is also actively involved in Climate Change related projects and has organized Climate Change seminars and events.