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Daiwa ESG Conference 2023

Daiwa Capital Markets Singapore Limited has been at the forefront of investment banking industry in Singapore over 50 years.

13th Sep 2023
15:30 - 18:10 JST /
14:30 – 17:10 SGT
Webex Seminar (Eng)

You are cordially invited to register for Daiwa’s ESG online conference on 13th September 2023, 15:30-17:10 JST.


Daiwa’s ESG Conference debuted in 2021

We aim to provide an open platform for capital market participants to share insights, ambitions as well as challenges related to their ESG bonds investment journeys.


Around 200 attendees from diverse sectors, including corporates, financial institutions, and sovereigns


Attendees from over 10 countries across key regions including EMEA


Various ESG experts from renowned organizations each sharing unique perspectives


2-3 hours of sharp, succinct discussions insight with unique focus on Asian/ Japanese ESG capital markets

Conference Date : 13th September 2023

Register Now for Daiwa ESG Conference 2023!

Opening Remarks

15:30 - 15:40 JST /
14:30 - 14:40 SGT

(Session will be conducted in English)

Japan’s ESG Capital Market~from Green to Transition

Mr. Shun Otani

Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.

Session 1

15:45 - 16:30 JST /
14:45 - 15:30 SGT

(Session will be conducted in English)

Analysis on Corporate ESG Activities and the Credit in Japan

ESG activities in Japan and impact on credit

Prof. Tatsuyoshi Okimoto

Keio University, Japan

Session 2

16:35 - 17:20 JST /
15:35 - 16:20 SGT

(Simultaneous translation available from Japanese to English)

Japan’s Path to Transition Economy

Japan’s path to transition economy

Mr. Fumihiro Kajikawa

GX Finance Promotion Office/ Office for Opening the GX Promotion Organization Industrial Science, Technology and Environment Policy Bureau

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

Session 3

17:25 - 18:10 JST /
16:25 - 17:10 SGT

(Simultaneous translation available from Japanese to English)

Current Stance and Ambition for ESG Investment

Current stance and ambition for Japan Post Insurance (“Kampo”) ESG investment

Mr. Takumi Kobayashi

Japan Post Insurance, Japan

Moderated by

Mr. Daisaku Chabata

Director, Sustainability Solutions Department

Daiwa Securities Co.Ltd.

Don't Miss Out!

More than 200 attendees have leveraged upon the in-depth information and latest trends in the ESG scene through this conference.

Mr. Shun Otani

Executive Director,

Senior ESG Strategist

Daiwa Securities Co., Ltd

Mr. Otani has worked in fixed-income market for entire career spanning 20 years. Provides information from market-oriented viewpoint by making use of trading/sales experience.

Analyzes the market from an academic perspective as member of Nippon Finance Association. As of 2023, he has Nikkei Veritas Ranking (Securitization) of 8th, and also holds MBA in Finance.

Prof. Tatsuyoshi Okimoto


Finance and Economics

Keio University, Japan

Mr. Okimoto is a Professor of Economics and Finance at the Faculty of Economics, Keio University, a principal at Economics Design Inc., a research associate at Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, He received PhD from the University of California, San Diego in 2005.

He worked for Australian National University, Hitotsubashi University, and Yokohama National University before joining Keio University in 2022. His research has focused on Financial Econometrics and Macroeconometrics. He has been awarded the 1st GPIF Finance Awards (2017), 2015 Junko Maru Prize, and 2014 Securities Analysts Journal Prize.

Mr. Fumihiro Kajikawa


GX Finance Promotion Office/

Office for Opening the GX

Promotion Organization

Industrial Science, Technology and

Environmental Policy Bureau,


Since entering the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2002, Mr. Fumihiro Kajikawa has served in worked in various areas such as in SME finance, IT policy, design policy, formulation of economic growth policy, human resource development and employment policy for increasing competitiveness, internal HR development, healthcare industry development, macroeconomic research and analysis, and Environmental Economy. Mr. Kajikawa also serves on the board of Future Center Alliance Japan (FCAJ).

Mr. Takumi Kobayashi

Senior Manager,

Responsible Investment

Development Team,

Japan Post Insurance, Japan

Mr. Kobayashi is Senior Manager, Responsible investment development team at Japan Post Insurance. In this position, he is responsible for building up sustainable investment platform including ESG integration, impact investment framework and GHG emissions reduction strategy. He has also over 10 years experience in Fixed income investment as both Credit analyst and Fund manager.

Mr. Daisaku Chabata


Sustainability Solutions Department

Daiwa Securities Co.Ltd.

Mr. Daisaku Chabata joined Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. in 2006.

He started in structured finance and corporate planning before joining the investment division of Daiwa to oversee the company’s equity and debt investments in Southeast Asia region and the UK.

In 2019, he begun working at the London branch of Daiwa as the Co-Head of Principal Investment division and was responsible for making ESG debt investments.

Subsequently, he returned to Tokyo in 2021 and joined the Sustainability Solutions Department where he worked on symbolic ESG bond deals including East Japan Railway Company Sustainability Bond, Fujifilm Holdings Social Bond and NEC Sustainability-Linked Bond. He is now spearheading the structuring of inaugural Japanese government transition bond.

Mr. Chabata holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Engineering, with a major in statistics from Waseda University and has completed the Sustainable Finance online course from University of Cambridge with excellent grade.