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.
Senior Stewardship Officer, Stewardship Development Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd.
President & CEO, IR Japan Holdings, Ltd.
Partner, White & Case, Tokyo
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
White & Case, Tokyo
Marunouchi Trust Tower Main
26th Floor, 1-8-3 Marunouchi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005