Today, companies around the world are firmly committed to deployment of renewables in pursuit of a decarbonized society. The adoption of renewables has become a key factor of corporate competitiveness and this is no exception for Japanese companies. Mr. Takejiro Sueyoshi (Special Advisor to the United Nations Environment Program / Finance Initiative), leading expert in the field of environmental management, proposed directions for companies to catch up with the global trend. Ms. Lily Donge, Principal of Business Renewables Center (BRC), Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), introduced the latest activities in the United States, followed by presentations by three Japanese leading companies eager to use renewables. The panel discussion joined by experts explored how Japanese companies can increase the usage of renewable energy for maintaining corporate competitiveness.
Program*with English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation
Welcome Remarks: Teruyuki Ohno, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Institute
Corporate Activities: Expanding Renewables as a Business Goal
Panel Discussion: Challenges for Japan to be a Leading Country in Renewables
|Date||Friday, 9 March 2018
Reception 18:00～19:30 (for seminar participants)
|Venue||ROPPONGI ACADAMYHILLS Tower Hall|
|Organizer||Renewable Energy Institute|
|Admission||Free (Prior Registration is required)|
- Takejiro Sueyoshi
Special Advisor to UNEP Finance Initiative in the Asia Pacific region
Vice-Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute
After graduating from University of Tokyo, Takejiro Sueyoshi joined the Mitsubishi Bank (the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ) in 1967 and worked for the bank until 1998. During his years with Nikko Asset Management as Deputy President, he was appointed as a member of the UNEP FI Steering Committee. In addition to the involvement in the UNEP FI activities in the Asia Pacific Region, he is giving many educational speeches about environmental problems and CSR/SRI in various government councils, seminars, universities and TV programs. He is a Trustee member of Carbon Disclosure Project. He was a member of the Council for Japan’s Prime Minister on Climate Change Policy.
His publications include “Ondanka Kogi (A lecture on Global Warming)” (Toyo Keizai), “Yugai Rensa (Chain of Harmfulness)” (Gentousha), “Green New Deal” (Editor,Kankyou Shinbun), “Saishin CSR Jijyo( The Newest Book on CSR)”(Hokuseido).
- Takejiro Sueyoshi
- Lily Donge
Principal, Business Renewables Center (BRC), Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Lily Donge is a Principal with Rocky Mountain Institute’s electricity practice, where she co-founded and leads the Business Renewables Center. Lily focuses on accelerating the market for corporate renewable energy. She is exploring new markets for the rapid uptake of renewable energy and developing tools and products for corporate leaders to purchase renewable energy. Joining RMI in December 2014, Lily has since enabled over 8 GW of new wind and solar. With 20 years’ experience in sustainability and cleantech investment, Lily formerly led Ernst & Young’s Cleantech knowledge management, where she developed thought leadership and strategy. She also managed the environment and climate change team at Calvert Investments. Lily has helped launch and manage Calvert’s Sustainability Index, Global Alternative Energy Fund, the Global Water Fund, and the first green bond fund strategy. Lily has covered utilities, alternative energy, and water sectors. She has also worked at the World Resources Institute and in investment services at Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette. Lily has an MBA from the Yale School of Management and an MA in International Development Economics from Yale University and a BA in Economics and International Relations from Claremont McKenna College. Lily serves as Chairman of a community NGO in Hawaii, PIKO, and is on the board of Alliance for Green Heat.
- Lily Donge