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Speakers Profile RE-Users Summit 2019Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Expanding in the World

1 February 2019

in Japanese

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  • Eric Olson
    Senior Vice President, BSR
    With more than 20 years in the consulting field, Eric leads BSR's global consulting practice to design and implement sustainability strategies that create business value by addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges.
    In addition to advising the CEOs and senior teams of several global companies, Eric plays a lead role on a number of BSR’s collaborative initiatives, including the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance, the Net Positive Project, and Future of Fuels, as well as our work with the We Mean Business coalition.
    Prior to joining BSR, Eric worked with the Natural Step in San Francisco, accelerating sustainability through strategic counsel on a broad range of corporate responsibility matters that included supply chain management and sustainable development. He also has served as vice president at the Boston Consulting Group and was a partner and founding member of the global consultancy Mitchell Madison Group.
    Eric was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where he earned an M.S. in Russian and East European Studies. He also holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Macalester College.
  • Sonia Dunlop
    Senior Policy Adviser, RE-Source Platform
    Sonia leads SolarPower Europe’s work on corporate sourcing and the RE-Source Platform, digitalisation and supports on industrial competitiveness. She also works on business development.
    Prior to joining SolarPower Europe Sonia spent two years working as Press and Communications Manager at the UK Solar Trade Association. Before that she spent five years working for Members of the European Parliament working on renewable energy and cross-border electricity interconnector policy.
    Sonia holds a MSc in Public Policy and Public Administration (LSE) and speaks English, French, Italian and Dutch.
  • Takejiro Sueyoshi
    Special Adviser, UNEP Finance Initiative
    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. Former member of the Council for Japan’s Prime Minister on Climate Change Policy, a Trustee member of Carbon Disclosure Project and Chairperson of WWF Japan since September 2018.
    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).
  • Takeshi Tsuruta
    General Manager, Quality & Environmental Department, Sony Corporation
    Joining Sony Corporation in April 1991, Takeshi Tsuruta began his career as a system LSI design engineer.
    He sought to work for environmental affairs and joined Corporate Environmental Affairs Department in April 1999 where he established environmental policies and targets for the Sony Group and communicated Sony’s environmental activities. In February 2008, he transferred to Shanghai, China to broaden his career and worked on environmental governance for Sony sites in the China region.  Since February 2013, he leads environmental governance for the Sony Group.
  • Manabu Shibata
    Manager, ESG Promotion, Kao Corporation
    Joined Kao in 1988 as production engineer. Gained further experience within the company at the Production Technology Institute, Mechanical Processing Technology Research Laboratories, and then moving on to Environment and Safety Department in 2006 where he was appointed manager. Shibata holds his current position at the ESG Division specializing in environmental matters backed with deep knowledge and experiece in production process design, energy and GHG management, and plastic issues.
  • Shinichi Takenaka
    Sustainability manager, IKEA Japan K.K.
    Shinichi Takenaka has started his career at the IKEA group in 2006. He has held a number of positions in Japan, worked for store operation, launched national quality department, and worked for 3R in the scope of outlet and waste management. After working in business navigation, he was appointed as sustainability manager, IKEA Japan K.K. Recent years, he has worked for developing services to accelerate circular economy.
  • Miho Kurosaki
    Head of Japan and Korea Research, BloombergNEF
    Miho leads analysis and research on energy industry in Japan and Korea. The team covers topics including impact of the energy market liberalization, new downstream business models and the future of electrified transport. She served as a committee member of climate change advisory panel for Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to joining BNEF, she developed Bloomberg’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analytics platform as Bloomberg’s senior ESG analyst. She also worked for a London based environmental research firm as an analyst covering environmental risks in portfolio management. Miho holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a BA in Economics from Keio University.
  • Manabu Nabeshima
    Director, Electricity Supply Policy, Electricity and Gas Department, Ministry of Economy Trade & Industry
    Manabu Nabeshima is Director for Electricity Supply Policy, Electricity and Gas Department, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). After he joined METI in 2001, he has been engaged in electricity policy for 8 years. Since he took his current position in 2017, he has led the team responsible for designing the capacity market, the non-fossil fuel certificate market and the other new electricity markets, which are to be introduced around 2020. Prior to his current position, he was Senior Deputy Director, Policy Evaluation and Public Relations Division, METI. He has a B.A. from the University of Tokyo, and M.P.P. from University of California, Berkeley.
  • Takeaki Masukawa
    Secretary General, Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association
    Joined Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. in 1985. After trained in oil refinery for 2 years, I spent a total of 11 years in oil & gas exploration business such as acquisition of exploration rights and producing fields, including working in an operating company of Shell in the Netherlands for 4 yeras. For about 5 years from 2002, I experienced electric power business as a manager of distributed power generation business and power retail sales.In 2007, moved to corporate planning division and engaged in establishing a charging service company for electric vehicles. In 2013 seconded to Solar Frontier K.K. and engaged in making Japanese solar industry's vision. From June 2017, Secretary General of JPEA.
  • Kae Takase
    Senior Manager, CDP Worldwide-Japan
    Kae Takase received her Ph. D in environmental studies from graduate school of frontier science, University of Tokyo.  She was an economist at Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, and her specialty was econometric modeling of energy supply and demand, and renewable policy.  She has worked at Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, Center for Low Carbon Society Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency, and University of Tokyo, and also a senior manager at the CDP Japan.  She has been successful in engaging Japanese companies to join Science-based Target (SBT) initiative, and in engaging government to consider better corporate renewable sourcing environment, as a technical partner of RE100.
  • Satoshi Abe
    General Manager, Social Environment Department, Ricoh Company Ltd.
    Satoshi Abe joined Ricoh in 1992 and began his carrier in sales and marketing, followed by assignment to Environment communication at Environment department in 1999.
    He worked at KEIZAI DOYUKAI, Japan Association of Corporate Executives in 2008 and engaged in Global Environment Committee activities.
    In his capacity as General Manager of Social Environment Department since 2016, Mr. Abe has been a key driver for development and execution of corporate sustainability strategies and played a pivotal role in establishing Ricoh’s commitment to RE100, development of Science-based Targets and integration of corporate strategies with SDGs.
  • Katsuhiro Koyama
    General Manager, Environment Department, Daiwa House Industry, Co., Ltd.
    Katsuhiro Koyama was born in Shiga Prefecture in 1970. Graduated from the Department of Precision Engineering, Kyoto University in 1992 and joined Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. in the same year. While working at the company, he studied architecture at night course university, and became in charge of construction and designing of large building projects such as "Daiwa House Osaka Building" and "Nobuo Ishibashi Memorial Museum". For the administration building at Daiwa House Tohoku Factory, which was completed in 2005, Koyama collaborated with Mr. Gunter Pauli, an advocator of zero emissions, developed natural symbiosis type office that uses the principle of termite ventilation system. Taking this opportunity, he volunteered to transfer to the Environment Department in 2006 and has been taking charge of environmental management strategy planning and promoting measures against global warming for the Daiwa House Group. Koyama has been in position of General Manager since 2015. Qualified architect of the first-class and CASBEE evaluator.
  • Atsuko Toida
    General Manager, Sustainability Department, ESG Promotion Department, Marui Group Co., Ltd.
    Atsuko Toida joined the Marui Group in 1986. Having served at the advertisement and sales promotion department, store deputy manager and other positions, she was appointed as general manager of the CSR Promotion Department in 2015. In 2016, she was also appointed as general manager of the newly established ESG Promotion Department, and has been engaged to work with/for various global initiatives, ESG evaluation organizations and investors. In order to achieve sustainable growth of the group and to improve corporate value over the medium to long term, she began to establish a new corporate system to meet the growing needs of the society from the standpoint of ESG. In 2017, CSR Promotion Department was reorganized as Sustainability Department, and she has been committed to realize an inclusive and affluent society through promoting diversity and inclusion, and also through reducing environmental burden by collaborating with colleagues within and outside of the company.
  • Norihiro Nakasaku
    Executive officer of Environmental Business Promotion Department, Envipro Holdings Inc.
    Before joining ENVIPRO HOLDINGS in January 2016, Norihiro Nakasaku engaged in environmental management consulting business at environmental and CSR consulting department of a leading auditing company and subsequently participated in management of a recycling company. In addition to new business development of group-wide environmental business and establishment of several projects and subsidiary companies of ENVIPRO, he is responsible for developing and promoting sustainability strategy of the group. He established environmental consulting company which provides consulting services including climate change mitigation measures for companies to deal with CDP, SBT, RE100 etc. and holds the post of representative director at the same time.
  • Masaaki Kishi
    Deputy Director, Climate Change Policy Division, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment
    Masaaki Kishi is a deputy director in the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan. In his almost 14 years of professional experience, he mainly handled climate change and renewable energy policy, in addition to waste management, environmental health, and reconstruction from the nuclear accident. He is currently in charge of climate change policy including supports for Japanese companies that will take actions towards the decarbonized society. He holds a Master of Public Policy from University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Teruyuki Ohno
    Executive Director, Renewable Energy Institute
    Joined Renewable Energy Institute in November 2013. Teruyuki Ohno has actively participated in the policy formation of Japan’s climate change measures as a member of the subcommittee of the Long-term Low Carbon Vision led by the Ministry of the Environment Japan. Before joining the Institute, he served as the Director General of the Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government for three years, covering a broad range of environmental issues including energy, climate change, waste management, pollution control, natural environment, and sustainable development. His notable achievements include reducing air pollution and PM emissions through “No Dirty Diesel Vehicle Strategy in Tokyo”, and implementing Japan’s first Cap-and-Trade Program in Tokyo in 2008, involving the industries and building a grand consensus. His active leadership in promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency has formed the foundation of Tokyo’s energy policy. He also serves as part-time lecturer at the University of Tokyo, a member of Seoul International Energy Advisory Council (SIEAC) and Adviser for ICLEI Japan and Board Member for WWF Japan. 
    He was awarded Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards by California Air Resources Board in 2014. His publications include "Energy Strategies of Municipality Governments" (Iwanami, 2013, Japanese) among others.
  • Masaya Ishida
    Manager, Renewable Energy Business Group, Renewable Energy Institute
    Masaya Ishida joined Renewable Energy Institute in April 2017 to lead research activities on renewable energy business. Prior to that, he was Executive Producer at ITmedia Inc., a Softbank Group company, where he launched “Smart Japan”, a leading online media in Japan focusing on renewable energy deployment and electric power market reformation. He has held several senior positions at media and internet business companies, including “EE Times Japan”, an electronics industry publication, where he served as CEO and was Editor-in-Chief of “Nikkei Computer”, a magazine focusing on enterprise IT solutions. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Information Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology.
    At Renewable Energy Institute, he has published “A Guidebook to Electricity Procurement—for corporations and municipalities—to Increase Renewable Energy Use” (2018), “The Ways Forward for Japan EPCOs in the New Energy Paradigm (2017) and is a regular contributor to column articles and case-story articles that introduce renewable energy projects across Japan. In addition, he has been responsible to launch Renewable Energy Users Network (RE-Users), a network of corporate energy users that aim to accelerate renewable procurement in Japan.

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