Japan Green Bond Symposium

Recently, domestic and overseas bond issuers and investors are showing an increasing interest in green bonds. To accelerate this movement and extend the green bond market in Japan, it is important to widely share and disseminate information on the latest trends in green bonds both in Japan and overseas.

The Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) is currently providing information related to green bonds through its “Green Bond Issuance Promotion Platform”.

As part of the Platform, MOEJ will organize the “Japan Green Bond Symposium” at Tokyo International Forum on Friday, 1 March 2019.

This Symposium will share information on the latest trends of green bonds in Japan and overseas, green finance and ESG investment, and introduce Japan’s green bond issuance, investors’ efforts for green bonds and efforts for promoting green bonds at the local level. The event will also announce the recipients of the “Japan Green Bond Awards” to honor advanced efforts on green bonds.

We look forward to participation from companies, local municipalities, institutional investors and other relevant stakeholders who are interested in green bonds.

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1 March 2019 (Fri) 13:00-17:00 (Registration starts: 12:30)


Hall B5, Tokyo International Forum
3-5-1 Marunouchi,Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo,100-0005
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Ministry of the Environment, Japan


Japan Securities Dealers Association, Japan Exchange Group, Inc.


Japanese and English


300 people




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The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) acting as the Japan Green Bond Symposium Secretariat is in charge of registration. After your registration is completed, an email stating ‘Acknowledgement of Your Registration’ will be delivered automatically to your registered email.

An Admission Sheet will be sent to you separately by 27 February 2019 (Wed).

Please contact us at fin-gbp@iges.or.jp if you do not receive the Admission Sheet by then.

We may take photos of the event on the day and upload them onto “the Green Bond Issuance Promotion Platform” website. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

Registration Deadline

22 February 2019 (Fri)
*If applications exceed capacity, we may set an upper limit of the number of participants from the same company/organization.


Japan Green Bond Symposium Secretariat(fin-gbp@iges.or.jp


13:00 – 13:05
Opening Remarks
Ministry of the Environment, Japan
13:05 – 13:25
International Trends in Green Bonds
Sean Kidney, Co-founder and CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI)
13:25 – 13:40
Latest Trends in Global Green Finance
CSR Design Green Investment Advisory, Co., Ltd
13:40 – 14:00
Japan’s Trends in ESG Investment including Green Bonds
Professor Takeshi Mizuguchi, Takasaki City University of Economics
14:00 – 14:10
Green Bond Issuance Trend in Japan
The Japan Research Institute, Limited
14:10 – 14:25
Research on Pricing Risks and Impacts on Green Bonds
Associate Professors Atsuko Sato and Yoichi Miyata, Takasaki City University of Economics
14:25 – 14:35 Break
14:35 – 14:45 Speech by Japan Securities Dealers Association
14:45 – 14:55 Speech by Japan Exchange Group, Inc.
14:55 – 15:15
Green Bond Issuance: Progress and Results
Japan Housing Finance Agency
Daio Paper Corporation
Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.
15:15 – 15:30
Green Bonds as ESG Investment
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
15:30 – 15:50
Promoting Green Bonds at the Local Level
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Hitachi Zosen Corporation
Hokuriku Green Bond Co., Ltd.
15:50 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 16:55
Japan Green Bond Awards
Japan Green Innovation
Japan Green Impact
Japan Green Investment
Japan Green Contributor
Japan Green Pioneer
16:55 – 17:00
Closing Remarks
Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • Please note that this programme may be subject to change without notice.