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Nikkei SDGs Festival in NYC

 

 

Nikkei SDGs Festival is an event held by Nikkei Inc. and Nikkei BP to communicate efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. This year's event will be held in New York to coincide with the High-Level Political Forum to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in the United States. Government officials, academics, business executives, and other experts will discuss related topics.

 

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Date & Time:

     Day1 【Nikkei SDGs Forum】 Monday, July 11 10:00 – 17:00 (EST)

     Day2 【SDG s/ESG Conference】Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 10:00-16:00 (EST)

Venue: Japan Society  (333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017)

Fee: Free

Hosts: Nikkei, Nikkei BP

Media Partner: Financial Times

In cooperation with : Keio University

 

COVID policy: currently we require that all event attendees, staff, vendors, etc., be fully vaccinated (at least 14 days since final dose), and boosted (if eligible, defined as at least 5 months since final dose of a two-dose regimen, or 2 months since single-dose regimen) with proof of vaccination and ID (18+) required at the door. Masks are required at all times, except when eating or drinking.

 

 

 

Day1:Nikkei SDGs Forum

 

9:15~9:20 <Opening Remarks>

【Speaker】 

Izumi Nakamitsu
High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
Office for Disarmament Affairs (ODA)
United Nations 

※Pre-recorded

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:20 – 9:50 <Keynote>

【Speaker】 

Kunio Ito
Director of CFO Education and Research Center
Hitotsubashi University

※Pre-recorded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:5010:50 <Dialogue> Japanese Global Companies' Commitment to the SDGs

【Speakers】 


Atsushi Katsuki
President and CEO
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.

※Pre-recorded

 

 

 

 

 

Kunio Ito
Director, Center for Education and Research
CFO, Hitotsubashi University

※Pre-recorded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:0011:30

<Corporate Speech> 

【Speaker】 


Tokuya Takizawa
Cheif Sustainability Officer
EY Japan

※Pre-recorded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:3012:00

<Corporate Speech> Financial institutions’ role in the path toward carbon neutrality

【Speaker】 


Yoichiro Nishikawa
Head of Japanese Corporate Banking for the Americas

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13:0013:30

<Corporate Speech> MS & AD Sustainability Management / Growing With Society

 

【Speaker】 

Noriyuki Hara
President and CEO
MS&AD Holdings, Inc.

※Pre-recorded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13:3014:00

<Corporate Speech> NTT DATA’s Sustainability Vision “connect people & create new value”

 

【Speaker】

Toru Shimogaki
Head of Green Innovation Office, Corporate Headquarters
NTT DATA Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14:1015:30 

 

<Session> Japanese Government and Corporate Initiatives for the SDGs

【Speakers】

Norifumi Kanie
Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Keio University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toru Shimogaki
Head of Green Innovation Office, Corporate Headquarters
NTT DATA Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
【Coordinator】
Koichi Sakai
Nikkei ESG Publisher
Nikkei Business Publications, Inc

 

 

 

 

 

 

15:3016:00

<Closing Remarks>

【Speaker】

Gillian Tett
Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor-at-Large, US
Financial Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16:0017:00

<Reception>

 

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Day2 :SDG s/ESG Conference

10:0011:30

<Session>

【Speakers】 TBC

  

11:3012:10

<Corporate Speech>More than investing. Invested. New York Life Investments’ Commitment to SDGs

【Speakers】 

Yie-Hsin Hung
Chief Executive Officer
New York Life Investment Management LLC.

 

 

 

 

 

【Coordinator】
Koichi Sakai
Nikkei ESG Publisher
Nikkei Business Publications, Inc

 

 

 

13:0014:00

<Session>

 

14:0014:30 

<Session>SDG Practices and Corporate Activities

【Speakers】 

Toshinori Hara
Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Planning & Development
Toray Industries (America),Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yasuyuki Kato
CFO
GLOBIS USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14:4515:45

<Session> Cities’ Initiatives in SDGs

【Speakers】 

Anthony Pipa
Senior Fellow
Global Economy and Development, Center for Sustainable Development
Brookings Institution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toshikazu Yazawa
Deputy Director
Yokohama Office of the Americas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aissata M.B. Camara
Deputy Commissioner for Policy & Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff
NYC Mayor's Office for International Affairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

【Coordinator】 

Simon Mundy
Moral Money Editor
Financial Times

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

15:4516:00

<Closing Remarks>

【Speaker】

Kimihiro Ishikane
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations

 

 

 

 

 

 

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