Mergermarket M&A Forum Japan 2023

The premier M&A forum in Japan

The Conrad, Tokyo and online

29 Jun

Regulatory landscape: The future of Japan’s ESG and corporate governance

Japan’s recent changes to sustainability and corporate governance disclosure requirements for listed companies has accelerated the use of M&A as a way for corporates to recognise that sustainable transformation is a long-term investment. Separately, the renewed emphasis on human capital and diversity is impacting the decisions of both financial and strategic buyers. A panel of regulators, investors, and advisors will discuss the effects of the new regulations, how companies can navigate them and utilise M&A to deliver sustainability transformation.

  • What are the latest regulations that corporate acquirors need to be aware of, especially on the data requirements from an ESG perspective?
  • What are the new polices on ESG, and will it help to improve transparency and tackle greenwashing?
  • How can investors ensure their medium-to long-term sustainability initiatives are consistent with their management policies and M&A strategy?
  • How can Japan tackle human capital and diversity challenges and reverse the talent drain?
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Masamichi Kono Senior Advisor, MUFG BANK Member of Global Advisory Board, MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP Bio
    Ayaka Fujiwara Climate Investment Specialist, Private Sector Facility GREEN CLIMATE FUND Bio
    Yumiko Murakami General Partner MPOWER PARTNERS Bio
    Shoji Misawa Executive Director and Responsible Officer ORIX ASIA ASSET MANAGEMENT Bio
    Kazuhiko Tahara Director, Corporate Governance & Sustainability - Japan MORROW SODALI Bio