Our CISO Sasja Beslik will be speaking at RI Japan 2024 on May 22nd.

May 10, 2024

RI Japan 2024
Venue: Toranomon Hills Forum
Date: 22-23 May 2024
Session: Plenary 3: Countering the anti ESG backlash, does Japan have a meaningful role to play?

  • What is the real-world impact of the ESG backlash? Has the ESG backlash also catalysed positive change, or is this wishful thinking?
  • The role of Japan in the ESG debate, does it have a better model for doing things?
  • Will ESG funds in Japan and abroad need to radically evolve going forward to overcome a sceptical market and how should they do this?


Wataru Baba

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