Wednesday, October 10

As of September 18, 2018

Opening Session

10:00 – 10:30

Opening Remarks

Plenary Session 1

10:30 – 12:00

Cool Capitalism

Along with the ongoing and sizable shift from fossil fuels as major energy source to renewable energy with massive introduction, change is taking place in the financial markets as well, including the rapid rise of green bonds and environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. Under such circumstances, what should businesses and financiers do in order to realize a virtuous cycle leading to environmental sustainability and economic growth through innovation toward decarbonisation? This session focuses on the driving force of “green innovation”.

Nobuo Tanaka(Moderator)

Chairman, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation;
Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Yves Perrier

Chief Executive Officer
of Amundi Asset Management

Hiro Mizuno

Executive Managing Director and CIO,
Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)

Nobuhide Hayashi

Chairman, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Yoshihiro Hasebe

Member of the Board and
Senior Managing Executive Officer
and Senior Vice President, R&D,
Kao Corporation

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch / Side Event

Plenary Session 2

13:30 – 15:00

Mobility Transition

In addition to Japan and the USA, several countries including the U.K., France, China, and India are considering accelerating the deployment of electrified vehicles as a means of addressing climate change and air pollution. With the rapid growth of the sharing economy, ride-sharing and car-sharing services are expected to reduce energy demand. Furthermore, self-driving technologies are being incorporated in EV systems. How can these technologies and business models in the mobility sector contribute to “green innovation”? This session shares the prospects for the coming mobility society.

David Sandalow(Moderator)

Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University;
Co-Director, Energy and Environment Concentration, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Takeshi Uchiyamada

Chairman of the Board of Directors,
Toyota Motor Corporation

Liu Xueliang

General Manager, Asia-Pacific Auto Sales Division,

Franck-Olivier Rossignole

CEO of Transdev Asia

Peter Kronschnabl

President and CEO of
BMW Group Japan

Executive Talk

15:00 – 15:15

Environmental Initiatives of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

David Sandalow(Moderator)

Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University;
Co-Director, Energy and Environment Concentration, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Masaki Sakuyama

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

15:15 – 15:45

Short Break

Concurrent Sessions 1

15:45 – 17:45

Circular Economy

There is an activating transition from a conventional “manufacturing-sales-disposal” society to economic activities not depending on resource consumption. This session focuses on the role of policy and new business models that generate added value by recycling materials and the provision of services instead of the sale of goods.

Valli Moosa(Chair)

Former Minister for Environmental Affairs and Tourism,
Republic of South Africa

Daniela Cristina Antelmi Pigosso

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Section of Engineering Design and Product Development,
Technical University of Denmark

Yasunori Naito

Senior Specialist,
Environmental Evolution Department,
Sustainability Management Division,
Ricoh Co., Ltd.

IoT for CO2 Reduction

IoT (Internet of Things) can reduce CO2 emissions. This session focuses on improving productivity through equipment control and energy management through data collection as well as building a new infrastructure to harness energy consumption data. It also focuses on the challenges of the network society.

Itaru Yasui(Chair)

President, Institute for Promoting Sustainable Societies (IPSuS);
Honorary Adviser, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE);
Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo

Jeff Renaud

Managing Director, Asia & Oceania, Enel X

Akio Yamada

Vice President, Enterprise Business Unit,
NEC Corp.

Richard Schomberg

IEC Ambassador for Smart Energy

Hiroyuki Fujita

Professor, Advanced Research Laboratories,
Tokyo City University

Tatsuya Noguchi

President & Representative Director,
ABB Bailey Japan Limited


Hydrogen is attracting attention as a low CO2 energy carrier. In order to support the dissemination of hydrogen, various strategies and visions are being made. In addition to the latest situations and issues for countries, this session focuses on organizational efforts as they relate to hydrogen.

Kazunari Sasaki(Chair)

Senior Vice President & Distinguished Professor,
International Research Center for Hydrogen Energy,
Kyushu University

Markus Bachmeier

Head of Hydrogen Solutions,
Technology & Innovation,
The Linde Group

Kazuhiro Fukazawa

Executive General Manager, Advanced R&D and Engineering Company, Powertrain Company, Toyota Motor Corp.

Alfred Wong

Managing Director of Asia Pacific,
Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Motohiko Nishimura

Deputy General Manager, Associate Officer, Hydrogen Project Development Center,
Corporate Technology Division,
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Growing Renewable Energy and Grid Stabilisation

Power grid operation may become unstable with the massive introduction of renewable energy, given its tendency to fluctuate in output. On the other hand, if it is used as a distributed power supply, it can be operated to contribute to stabilization of the grid. This session focuses on new business models and policies for grid stabilization.

Kenji Yamaji(Chair)

Director-General, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE);
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo

Satoshi Morozumi

Senior Researcher, Smart Community Department, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

Toshiro Kudama

Chief Power Development Officer, Senior Executive Vice President, JERA Co., Inc.

Marc Crauwels

Vice President, Utility Sales, REstore NV

Vahan Gevorgian

Chief Engineer, Grid Integration, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Doug Cook

Chief Strategy & New Business Officer, GreenSync

18:00 – 20:00

Official Dinner

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Thursday, October 11

Concurrent Sessions 2

10:00 – 12:00

Decarbonisation by Industrial Sector

Companies play a key role in decarbonisation. Their contributions are visualized as the first step to assess the extent of impact for mitigation of climate change. The visualized contributions should be shared among relevant stakeholders as appropriate information. Investors place greater emphasis on the business strategy for developing their strengths such as low-carbon technologies and eco-solutions.

Jon Moore(Chair)

Chief Executive Officer, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Yukiko Araki

Corporate Officer, Executive General Manager,
Sustainability Promotion Division,
Hitachi, Ltd.

Masaaki Nagamura

General Manager, International Initiatives,
Strategy and Synergy Department,
Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.

Renewable Microgrid and Energy Access

Microgrids have networked aggregations of generators and storage devices. By optimally controlling these according to demand, microgrids have the potential to contribute to the massive introduction of renewable energy in harmony with the existing grids. This session focuses on the current usage and roles of microgrids. It also focuses on the future of microgrids.

Ajay Mathur(Chair)

Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI);
Member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change

Akihiko Shirahata

Country President Japan,
Schneider Electric

Shigeki Miwa

Representative Director & CEO,
SB Energy Corp.

Franck Girard

Chairman and Managing Director,
Electrical & Automation,
Nidec ASI s.a.

Abhishek Ranjan

Additional Vice President
and Head Renewable,
DSM & EE and Energy Analytics,

Francisco Boshell

Analyst, RE Technology, Standards and Markets, Innovation and Technology Centre,
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Tareq Emtairah

Director, Department of Energy,
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Small Modular Reactor for Nuclear

Venture companies and others are developing various types of compact module reactors (SMRs). As a new possibility of CO2 free power supply, this session focuses on the latest situations and issues of SMR technology development.

Noriko Endo(Chair)

Project Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University

Suzanne Jaworowski

Senior Advisor, Office of Nuclear Energy,
United States Department of Energy

Jose Reyes

Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder,
NuScale Power

Yutaka Sagayama

Assistant to the President,
Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)


Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) technology is a key means to achieve CO2 net-zero emissions and thus should be further disseminated. This session focuses on the state of efforts by each country toward CCUS investment as well as technical and institutional issues for dissemination.

Sally M. Benson(Chair)

Professor, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University;
Director, Global Climate and Energy Project, Stanford University;
Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University

Fatima Maria Ahmad

Senior Solutions Fellow,
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions(C2ES)

Tao Wang

Professor, College of Energy Engineering,
Zhejiang University

Masaki Iijima

Senior Chief Engineer,
CO2 EOR Business Department,
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.

Andrea Ramírez

Professor, Engineering Systems and Services,
Group Energy & Industry,
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management,
Delft University of Technology

Lee Elder

Senior Advisor and Board Member,

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch / Side Event

Concurrent Session 3

13:30 – 15:30

SDGs for Business Activity

Achieving the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) through innovative business solutions can not only generate significant societal and environmental benefits but also improve corporate sustainability by fulfilling the social needs. This session focuses on a better understanding of the opportunities brought by incorporating SDGs into strategy. It also focuses on desirable institutional and societal environments which encourage more businesses to incorporate the SDGs.

Ismail Serageldin(Chair)

Founding Director Emeritus, Library of Alexandria

Kanako Fukuda

General Manager, CSR Office,
Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.

Jim Falk

Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, The University of Melbourne

Nicolette Bartlett

Director of Climate Change, CDP

Smart Consumers

Consumer purchasing decisions influence the amount of CO2 emissions. This session focuses on consumer behavior rather than on machinery or technology-oriented measures on the demand-side. It also focuses on how to change consumer behavior through innovation without sacrificing economic growth.

Eija-Riitta Korhola(Chair)

Delegate of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change;
Advisor in the EU Affairs

Julian Hill-Landolt

Director, Sustainable Lifestyles, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Joe Pattinson

Head of Mobility Services, BMW China

Masakazu Shio

Technical General Manager,
External Relation Group,
Housing Company, Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.

Kiyoshi Nishimura

General Manager,
Sales Department DR & Energy Resources,
Kansai Electric Power

Alexander Clark

Behavioural Insights Team

Fintech for Climate Change

Fintech can contribute to innovations in the environment and energy fields. For example, climate actions such as increasing renewable energy ratio and adopting clean transport are encouraged by using some mobile payment networks and financial platforms. This session focuses on the potentials and challenges of “Fintech in favor of climate action”.

Georg Erdmann(Chair)

Professor, Berlin University of Technology;
Member of the independent Expert group "Energy for the Future" consulting the Federal Government on the German Energy Transformation

Juan Carlos Castilla-Rubio

Chairman, SpaceTime Ventures

Toyohito Tanaka

Executive Vice President,
Alibaba Japan

Makoto Goda

Nippon Biodiesel Fuel Co., Ltd. (NBF)

Marei Oshima

Executive Officer, Head of Corporate Planning Office, Chief Financial Officer,
Global Mobility Service Inc.

Matthew McShane

Regional Manager, TRINE


Chemical products and fuels can be produced from biomass resources. This session focuses on possibilities of innovation and non-technical hindrance factors regarding these biorefinery technologies. It also focuses on issues of biomass resources and cases of lifecycle evaluation.

Reiko Kuroda(Chair)

Professor, Research Institute for Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science;
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo;
Ambassador, Women's Initiative in Developing STEM Career (WINDS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Kiyohiko Igarashi

Associate Professor, Forest Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Biomaterial Sciences, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences,
The University of Tokyo

Tom Granström

Senior Expert and Team Leader, St1 Nordic Oy/
St1 Renewable Energy Oy/ Advanced Fuels R&D

Unggul Priyanto

Agency for the Assessment and
Application of Technology (BPPT),

Yasunori Kikuchi

Associate Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science, The University of Tokyo

15:30 – 16:00

Short Break

Plenary Session 3

16:00 – 17:30

Inclusive Action towards a Net-zero Emissions Future

Non-party actors like municipal governments and individual companies have been increasing their involvement in the context of the long-term climate goals towards CO2 net- zero emission. For example, some cities aim for 100% renewable electricity supply to meet demand and some companies commit to renewable power sources for 100% of their electricity consumption. This session shares experiences and efforts, and explores ways to build networks and scale up actions to achieve climate goals.

Nebojsa Nakicenovic(Moderator)

Deputy Director General and Deputy CEO, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA);
Professor Emeritus, Vienna University of Technology (TU WIEN)

Tatsuo Ogawa

Executive officer, Innovation Promotion Sector,
Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Division,
Panasonic Corporation

Pascal de Sain

Vice President,
DSM Advanced Solar

Sarah Chandler

Senior director of
Operations Product Development and
Environmental Initiatives, Apple Inc.

Robert B. Weisenmiller, Ph.D.

Chair, California Energy Commission

Toshiyuki Hata

Vice-Governor of
Fukushima Prefecture

17:30 – 18:00

Closing Session

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