Japan Water Style Summit with CDP’s Global Water Forum 2015

  • DATE / TIME:
    2015•10•22    13:00 - 17:45

    On 22 October, Ministry of Environment of Japan (MOEJ), CDP and UNU-IAS will co-organize a joint event, Japan Water Style Summit with CDP’s Global Water Forum 2015. During the summit, MOEJ will introduce and promote JAPAN Water Style Vision, which encourages different stakeholders including the private sector and local governments to work together on efforts for improved water circulation. A panel discussion will brainstorm innovative ways to manage water-related risks and enhance awareness of the water circulation issues in Japan.

    The event will also include a CDP Global Water Forum 2015, which will offer an international perspective by showcasing strategies for water risk management of different global companies. Attending investment leaders will share their insights and experiences from their sectors.

    The event will be held in Japanese–English, with simultaneous interpretation.


    13:00 – 13:20      Opening

    Hiroshi Hiraguchi (Senior Vice-Minister for the Environment, Ministry of the Environment of Japan)

    Kazuhiko Takemoto (Director, UNU-IAS)

    Cate Lamb (Head of Water, CDP)

    13:20 – 13:55      Keynote Lectures

    Masaaki Kobayashi (Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of the Environment of Japan)

    William Ambrose (Global Head of Ownership Strategies, Norges Bank Investment Management)

    13:55 – 14:15      CDP Global Report

    Naomi Rosenthal (Key Account Manager, South Pole Group)

    Cate Lamb (Head of Water, CDP)

    14:15 – 15:20      Panel discussion (Moderators: Cate Lamb, Head of Water, CDP and Takejiro Sueyoshi, Special Advisor, UNEPFI)


    • Sasja Beslik (Head of Responsible Investment and Governance, Nordea)
    • Katsuhiko Yoshida (Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer, Kao Corporation)
    • Naomi Rosenthal (Key Account Manager, South Pole Group)
    • Gianluca Manca (Head of Sustainability, Eurizon Capital)

    15:20 – 15:30      Summary Report

    Cate Lamb (Head of Water, CDP)

    15:30 – 16:00      Coffee break

    16:00 – 16:25      Water security in Japan

    Eisuke Futamura (Director of Water Environment Division, Environmental management Bureau, Ministry of the Environment of Japan)

    Kensuke Fukushi (Professor, University of Tokyo)

    16:25 – 16:40      CDP 2015 Japanese Water Report

    Kazuhiko Saito (Managing Partner, KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd)

    16:40 – 17:40      Panel discussion (Moderator: Junji Hashimoto, President of Aqua-sphere)


    • Sekisui Chemical
    • TOTO
    • Coca-Cola Japan
    • Ministry of the Environment, Japan

    17:40 – 17:45      Closing

    Yasuo Takahashi (Ministry of the Environment, Japan)


    *This event has reached capacity and registration is now closed.

    Media-related inquiries and registrations by e-mail or phone can be addressed to: Hana Takebe, UNU-IAS (geoc@unu.edu, +81-3-5467-1212).


    U Thant International Conference Hall (3F), United Nations University
    5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
    Tokyo 150-8925