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Breakout Session

The Role of Government to Promote Sustainable Finance

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Over the past decade corporations have embraced the need for a Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) and that is not limited to private sector. Financial Services Agency, Japanese government body which is overseeing financial sector to ensure the stability of financial system, has appointed Chief Sustainable Finance Officer (CSFO) in March 2019, with the aim to promote sustainable finance. What is the role of newly established CSFO? What does it aim to achieve through establishing the position? What is the mid-term plan? What is the strategy to achieve those goals? What is the structure and what does the team look like? What is the expectation to corporations? How do you collaborate and communicate among different stakeholders to achieve those goals? This session is part of a series that will feature CSOs from various sectors and regions in one-on-one intimate conversations with BSR leadership. With this session, we will discuss the ever-changing role of the CSO for the government agencies, the challenges and how to address them.

Scheduled Speakers

Additional speakers to be announced.

Satoshi Ikeda

Chief Sustainable Finance Officer

Financial Services Agency, the Government of Japan

Asako Nagai

Managing Director

BSR (Moderator)

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