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[Virtual] ESG Disclosures: Tackling Legal and Business Challenges & Avoiding the Pitfalls of Greenwashing

  • 08 Apr 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

[Virtual] ESG Disclosures: Tackling Legal and Business Challenges & Avoiding the Pitfalls of Greenwashing

Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Time: 12:00–13:00
Reiko HayashiDirector and Deputy President, BofA Securities Japan Co., Ltd.;
Tim PowerPartner, White & Case’s Global Environmental Interest Group;
Katie Schmitz EulittDirector, Investor Outreach, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board;
Natsuho ToriiDeputy Secretary General Sustainability Committee, Japan Exchange Group.

Heather McLeish, Director, EY Japan Co., Ltd.

Hosting Committees: Sustainability, Legal Services & IP, Alternative Investment
Co-hosting Organizations: ANZCCJ, BCCJ


Member Fee: ¥600

Guest Fee: ¥1,200

Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Wednesday, April 7, noon (12:00) Registration form.

This event will be hosted as a webinar. Instructions for joining the virtual meeting will be sent to registered attendees after the above-stated deadline.

Event Overview:  
Around the globe, governments, investors, and stakeholders are demanding greater accountability and transparency about corporate environmental and social performance. This is largely being driven by investors pursuing an environmental and social dividend from their investment, as well as corporate strategies designed to ensure the enduring resilience of their social license to operate. Despite efforts to provide useful and meaningful information related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues of a company, challenges remain.

This session will address these challenges and provide a platform to discuss some commonly asked questions, including:

  • What is the reporting landscape for non-financial disclosures?
  • What are best practices to avoid greenwashing and to provide meaningful disclosure?
  • What do board members need to know?
  • What are the potential legal risks arising from governments, shareholders, and activists (in Japan, the US, the UK, and Australia)?
  • What risk management strategies should be considered?

To learn more about the speakers, please click here

Heather McLeish, Manabu Yamanaka, Co-chairs
Hannah Perry, Vice Chair
ACCJ Sustainability Committee

Catherine O’Connell and Scott Warren, Co-Chairs
Marc Fuoti, Chris Jacobson, and Aiko Okada, Vice-Chairs
ACCJ Legal Services & IP Committee

Frank Packard, Chair
Pieter Franken, Deborah Hayden, Jason Topaz, Christopher Wells, Vice-Chairs 
ACCJ Alternative Investment Committee 

NOTE 1: This event is ON THE RECORD. 

NOTE 2: Please note that, as with all guest presentations, the content and comments of the speakers reflect their own opinions and do not necessarily represent the opinions or policies of the ACCJ.  

NOTE 3: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account.

NOTE 4: Please note that this event is co-hosted by the ANZCCJ and BCCJ.

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