International Symposium
REvision2015 Removing the Barriers to RE Development in Japan Speakers

  • Shaun McCarthy OBE
    Director, Action Sustainability
    Former Chair, Commission for a Sustainable London 2012
    Shaun McCarthy is an independent advisor, author and speaker in the field of sustainable business policy and practice. He was awarded an OBE for services to sustainability and the London Olympics by Her Majesty the Queen in her 2013 birthday honours list. His portfolio includes:
    • Director, Action Sustainability, a niche consultancy business with a social enterprise mission to inspire sustainable supply chain management
    • Chair, Supply Chain School, a collaborative initiative in the UK construction industry to build sustainability competence on the supply chain
    • Advisor, Transport for London, expert advisor to the non-executive Safety and Sustainability panel,
    • Advisor – Rail Safety Standards Board and Department for Transport, advising on incorporation of sustainable standards in national rail franchises
    • Board advisor, Lafarge-Tarmac, expert advisor to the merged manufacturing business
    • Director, Greenshoots Foundation, an innovative charity mitigating the carbon emissions of a major corporation and delivering local social benefits
    • Commissioner, London Sustainable Development Commission, a strategic advisory body to the Mayor of London
    • 2006-13 - Chair, Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, a ground breaking assurance body directly advising the Mayor of London and Olympics Minister
    He has over 20 years senior management experience with large companies and 8 years’ experience as an independent advisor to a wide variety of corporations and governments around the world.
    In addition to his OBE, he is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply since 1995 and a Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.
  • Ryoichi Yamamoto
    Representative, the Japan Ethical Initiative
    Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo
    Professor, Tokyo City University
    He graduated from Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo in 1969 and received a Ph. D in engineering from its graduate school in 1974. He was appointed by University of Tokyo as; Associate Professor, Metal Material Department, Faculty of Engineering in 1980, Professor at Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology in 1989, Professor at Institute of Industrial Science in 1992, and Professor Emeritus in 2010. Since April 2011, he also serves as Professor at Faculty of Environment at Tokyo City University and as Visiting Professor at International Christian University. In 2013 he was appointed as Honorary Chairman of International Green Purchasing Network. Other titles include; Chairman of the Committee at Ministry of the Environment on Basic Policy concerning the Promotion of Contracts considering Reduction of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases and Others by the State and Other Entities, Chairman of Life Cycle Assessment Society of Japan, Chairman of Eco Products Exhibition Executive Committee, and Representative of the Japan Ethical Initiative.
  • Shin-ichi Tanabe
    Professor, Ph.D, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
    Born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1958. He is specialized in Architectural Environmental Engineering with a special interest in the balance of comfort and energy conservation. He is a graduate from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Science and Technology, Waseda University with a Ph. D in engineering. After his experiences at Technical University of Denmark , Center for Environmental Research, University of California, Berkeley, and the Department of Home Economics, Ochanomizu University, he was appointed as a professor at the Department of Architecture, Waseda University in 2001. In 2002 and 2003 he also served as a guest professor at International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark.
    He serves as; a member of the Environment Council of Tokyo Metropolitan Government, a fellow of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), a chairperson of ISO Technical Committee 146/SC 6 Indoor air. He is the president of Japanese Association of Building Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, and was in charge of compiling “Hot Olympic @ Cool Japan; Proposition on Building Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020”, annouced by the association in April 2014.
  • Masato Mizuno
    Chairman, Mizuno Corporation
    Past CEO, Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee
    Born in Hyogo Prefecture. He received Bachelor’s degree from Konan University and Carthage College in the US. He was appointed as the president and the representative director of Mizuno Corporation in 1988, and the chairman and the representative director in 2006. He served as a member of the sport and environment committee of the International Olympic Committee since 1996 and currently as an expert of the committee. From 2001 to 2013, he served as a board member of Japan Olympic Committee and currently as an honorary committee member.
    He resigned his position as the chairman and the representative director of Mizuno Corporation in 2011 to be fully engaged in the activity of Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee as its CEO. In 2013, he was appointed as the advisor and then the chairman of Mizuno Corporation in 2014.
  • Ryuji Tsusui
    CEO, WWF Japan
    April, 1982    Sony Corporation – International Operations Group. Export Operations Div.
    May, 1984    Sony Saudi Arabia Representative Office (Regional Sales Manager)
    October, 1989   Sony of Canada Ltd., (General Manager, Operations & Marketing)
    May, 1998    Sony CIS (Russia & former Soviet Union). President & General Director
    April, 2000    Sony Europe (Vice President-East Europe, European Sales Platform)
    November, 2005  Global Marketing Strategy Group (General Manager, Planning, BRICs strategy)
    April, 2009    Sony Brazil Ltd (President & CEO)
    February, 2012  Corporate External Relations Division (Senior General Manager)
    February, 2015  CEO, WWF Japan
  • Takejiro Sueyoshi
    Special Advisor to UNEP Finance Initiative in the Asia Pacific region
    Vice Chair of Executive Board, Japan Renewable Energy Foundation
    Born on January 3, 1945 in Kagoshima, Japan.
    After graduating from Tokyo University, he 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 his 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.
    Upon Tokyo’s bid for the Olympics and Paralympics, he served as one of the three presenters who introduced Tokyo’s plans related to the environment to the International Olympic Committee’s Evaluation Commission in 2013, together with Mr. Masato Mizuno, Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Bid Committee CEO, and Mr. Ohno Teruyuki, Director General of the Bureau of Environment at Tokyo Metropolitan Government (titles at the time.)
  • Teruyuki Ohno
    Executive Director, Japan Renewable Energy Foundation
    Before joining JREF in August 2013, Mr. Teruyuki Ohno 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.
    From 2006 to 2013, in the framework of the 2016 and 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics bids he was in charge of developing the sustainable vision, from an environmental perspective, of Tokyo’s candidature file.

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