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Shareholder activism meets social activism: Are you ESG-activist ready?

Shareholder activism meets social activism: Are you ESG-activist ready?

SEMINAR 3 | Tokyo Back-to-Business Program Series 2018

Shareholder activists have pivoted outside the US for growth, and within the US, for growth in new areas. Japan, Asia and Europe have all seen new levels of activity in recent proxy seasons. New attention is being paid to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment factors, as Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) and others have launched funds focused in the space, and large pension investors including Japan's have expressed a growing interest.

Our panel includes a senior stewardship officer from an established institutional investor, Japan's foremost proxy fight defense firm and investor relations legend, and an executive who also serves as outside director at a Japanese company that faced foreign shareholder activist pressure in recent years.

Our distinguished panelists will share how ESG and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) may impact strategic planning, corporate governance and investor relations in the 2019 proxy season and beyond.

SPEAKERS

Seiji Kawazoe
Senior Stewardship Officer, Stewardship Development Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Eriko Sakurai
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd.

Shirou Terashita
President & CEO, IR Japan Holdings, Ltd.

Jun Usami
Partner, White & Case, Tokyo

MODERATOR

Nels Hansen
Local Partner, White & Case, Tokyo

TIME AND DATE

Wednesday, 19 September 2018
3:30 p.m. Registration
4:00 p.m. Seminar
5:30 p.m. Reception

LOCATION

White & Case, Tokyo
Marunouchi Trust Tower Main
26th Floor, 1-8-3 Marunouchi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005

 

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