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What is the SASB Framework and how is it influencing and being implemented into the investment management and corporate reporting process in Japan

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CFA Japan Lunch Time Webinar Announcement

Title: What is the SASB Framework and how is it influencing and being implemented into the investment management and corporate reporting process in Japan

Date: Thursday, July 9th Tokyo Time: 12:00 to 13:30  (San Francisco 7/8 8:00-9:30pm)

Venue: This is Zoom webinar

Language: English

Topics: Career Development & Soft Skills, Investment Management Strategies, & Standards, Ethics, and Regulations.

 (1)          CFA Members and guest investment professionals will be able to understand the importance of integrating sustainability information into their analysis and portfolio construction along with traditional financial driven fundamental analysis.

 (2)          CFA Members and guest investment professionals will be able to understand how the SASB Framework will influence CSR and Sustainability disclosure reports in Japan.

 (3)          Expand the professional networking opportunities for CFA Members and candidates to include the SASB FSA Credential/Candidate community which is important as sustainability disclosures become more globally standardized and implemented into the investment management process.

 

Speakers:

•             Ms. Katie Schmitz Eulitt, Director of Investor Outreach, SASB

•             Mr. Takafumi Masaki, Manager of ESG Office, TEPCO Holdings

•             Ms. Aya Fujiki, Director, Blackrock Japan

•             Ms. Emi Onozuka, Vice President COO, Japan Catalyst

MC

•             Mr. Andrew Schwinger, CFA, APAC Business Development Executive, A digital consultant and web application developer, EGO Creative Innovations

 Fee: CFA Japan Members, CFA Members of other societies, Associate Members,

Professional Members, Candidate Non Members, Non-members (※Global Passport Program is available.)

 

Outline

Topics covered via a panel discussion.

1)— Katie Schmidt - Start with an overview of the SASB Framework, including the brief history of SASB, "materiality" in sustainability disclosures, the "materiality map" based on industries. What is "greenwashing" and other industries terms in sustainability disclosures. Comparing SASB to GRI, UNPRI, TCFD, UNGC. What is the impact so far, how many companies in the USA or elsewhere overseas are making disclosures using a SASB Framework.

2)— Takafumi Masaki. How are corporates in Japan in embracing ESG and Sustainability and what is their view and expected acceptance of a localized SASB framework for corporate disclosures.

3)—Aya Fujiki - How is SASB being used in the investment process. Mention the recent Larry Fink letter to the Investment Management Community and how that may be a significant driver of acceptance.

4)— Emi Onozuka — can speak on SASB relevance in activist investment and the interest from retail and institutional investors.

Agenda:

12:00 -12:05 – Introduction from MC (Mr. Andrew Schwinger)

12:05 - 13:05 – Presentation(Speakers 15 minutes x 4)

•             Ms. Katie Schmitz Eulitt, Director of Investor Outreach, SASB

•             Mr. Takafumi Masaki, Manager of ESG Office, TEPCO Holdings

•             Ms. Aya Fujiki, Director, Blackrock Japan

•             Ms. Emi Onozuka, Vice President COO, Japan Catalyst

13:05 - 13:15 – Panel Discussion

13:15 - 13:30 – Q&A session

 

Speaker Bios

1)           Katie Schmitz Eulitt, SASB, Director of Investor Outreach San Juan Capistrano, CA

Katie Schmitz Eulitt joined SASB at its inception and now serves on SASB's Capital Markets Policy and Outreach team, cultivating awareness of SASB standards and tools among investors. She co-manages SASB's Investor Advisory Group and also curates and edits ESG Integration Insights, an ongoing series of case studies examining the use of SASB tools by investors across asset classes, markets, and investment strategies.

Ms. Schmitz Eulitt's career encompasses over 25 years of international sustainability experience across a broad range of industries, including; finance; oil & gas; renewable energy; water purification in developing markets, and; forestry and watershed management.

She holds a bachelor's degree in Japanese from the University of California, Berkeley, an MBA from l'Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France, and an executive certificate in sustainability from the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. Ms. Schmitz Eulitt serves as a judge of the UC Berkeley's Big Ideas at Berkeley annual competition.

 

2)           Takafumi Masaki, TEPCO Holdings, Manager of ESG Office Tokyo, Japan 

Takafumi Masaki joined TEPCO in 1998, had been working at Environment Department and engaging in climate change and sustainability reporting. After the Fukushima Nuclear Accident in 2011, he moved to Social Communication Office and took a leading place in issuing TEPCO's first integrated report in 2017. Since 2019, Mr. Masaki has been responsible for ESG Communication and integrated reporting as a founding member of ESG Office at TEPCO. He is a graduate of Waseda University, Bachelor of Political Science and Economics.

 

3)           Aya Fujiki, BlackRock, Director Tokyo, Japan

Aya Fujiki, Director, joined Blackrock Japan in 2017 and is a member of BlackRock Investment Stewardship team within BlackRock. Ms. Fujiki is responsible for proxy voting and engagement with Japanese companies on corporate governance and ESG issues.

Prior to joining BlackRock, Ms. Fujiki worked at UBS Securities from 2006, as an Equity Research Analyst, covering diversified financial and insurance companies.

Ms. Fujiki earned BA in Economics at Hitotsubashi University in 2000, and MBA at Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business in 2006.

 

4)           Emi Onozuka, Japan Catalyst, Vice President COO Tokyo, Japan

With her wealth of experience in the asset management industry, she leads client facing activities, ESG/Stewardship and general management of Japan Catalyst as the Vice President and COO for the firm. Previously, Emi held variety of roles at Goldman Sachs Asset Management during her twenty years at the firm (2000-2020). Since 2016, she headed out the Stewardship Responsibility Group in GSAM Japan responsible for ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) and conducted company research and engagements with over 200 companies each year. Also, Emi is the Chair for Steering Committee for Japan Stewardship Initiative (JSI). Before joining Goldman Sachs, she was at JP Morgan since 1998 and received a B.A. from the Sophia University in 1997, majoring in International Business and Economics.

 

 5)           Andrew Schwinger, EGO Creative Innovations, APAC Business Development Executive, A digital consultant and web application developer

Andrew, born and raised in the USA, has over 20 years experience in Investment Mgmt. & Trading. A long term active member of the CFA Institute.

Has worked and lived in the USA, Japan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China.

In recent years, in addition to his business development role for EGO Creative Innovations, he has been working on social impact application development and has built up some specialized knowledge and training in sustainability investment, social impact investing, the energy markets, and renewable energy.


Materials

https://cfajapan2-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/info-cfaj_cfajapan2_onmicrosoft_com/Eo6hxS9a_ehClsMTbtBsYlABeXVdvrzN0ezX7CAaoLTQPg?e=f1LzbX


Registration

If you wish to attend this webinar, please register via website.

http://www.cvent.com/d/p7q71d/4W?lang=en

 

※We will send the link to Zoom webinar to the registrants before the event.

 

CFA Society Japan

info@cfaj.org


Event Type

Career; Featured

Education Topic

Standards, Ethics, and Regulations

Start Time

2020/07/09 12:00

End Time

2020/07/09 13:30

City

Tokyo

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Event Region

Asia Pacific

Location Info

​This is Zoom Webinar.

Speaker

 

CE Credits

1.5

SER Credit

1.5

Currency

0

Member Price

0

Non-Member Price

0

Candidate Price

0

Registration

​If you wish to attend this webinar, please register via website.

http://www.cvent.com/d/p7q71d/4W?lang=en

 ※We will send the link to Zoom webinar to the registrants before the event.

 


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Title: What is the SASB Framework and how is it influencing and being implemented into the investment management and corporate reporting process in Japan

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