Our CISO Sasja Beslik spoke at RI Japan 2024 on May 22nd and 23rd.

May 24, 2024

On May 22nd, “Plenary 3: What Role Should Japan Play in Countering the ESG Backlash? The panelists discussed the backlash against ESG and its impact. Despite the emphasis on acronyms and some ESG bashing, he expressed his view that sustainability is at the core of corporate management and that the essence of ESG will continue to be an important factor in the financial industry.

He was also a speaker at the May 23rd workshop “Risk-Return-Impact: how impact investing is changing the paradigm.” A lively discussion ensued on the topic of impact investing, which is on the rise.


Wataru Baba
Managing Partner

Senior Fellow, Climate and Sustainability at Panasonic Group since 2022, where he accelerated the company’s growth through an integrated strategy for creating positive impact on climate change and established Sustainability Committee, chaired by the Group CEO. Board Member of Japan Professional Football League (J.League) and Independent Director for a civic technology nonprofit, Code for Japan, and a web3 startup, Financie, Inc