(English Audio) Plenary 2: How will the Japanese and international net-zero pledges be fulfilled? Implications and feasible actions for investors.

A session by Miho Kurosaki, Anastasia Milovidova, Chris Newton, Edward Baker and Fumihiro Kajikawa
BloombergNEF, PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC | PwC Japan Group, IFM Investors, PRI and METI, Environmental Economy Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

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More than 125 countries and regions have declared their ambition to achieve net-zero (Japan is one of the new additions), but few have detailed how to get there. Investors are expected to contribute to the shift of industries while managing the consequences of on-going temperature rises. What does it mean for investors?

  • Do current policy indications show how the net-zero transition will impact the economy and companies?
  • Does the net-zero pledge mean an enhanced investment opportunity or value at risk for assets?
  • METI’s Climate Innovation Finance Strategy states its aim that nobody should lose from financing green innovation and the energy transition. Is that really the case for some investments?
  • How much will carbon pricing give clarity on understanding the potential risks and returns to investments?

  • Chris Newton, Executive Director, Responsible Investment, IFM Investors
  • Fumihiro Kajikawa, Director, Environmental Economy Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Anastasia Milovidova, Manager, The Sustainability Center of Excellence (CoE), PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC, PwC Japan Group
  • Edward Baker, Head of Climate Policy, PRI
  • Moderator: Miho Kurosaki, Head of Japan and Korea Research - Sustainability Lead in Asia Pacific, Tokyo Office, BloombergNEF

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