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Is Japan's Energy Policy Aligned with a 2C Future?

  • 03 Nov 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • JSB Office at CIC Boston, 50 Milk St, 20th Floor, Boston MA 02109
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Is Japan's Energy Policy Aligned with a 2C Future?

Presented in partnership with Boston Common Asset Management, the Growald Family Fund, and InfluenceMap

Friday, November 3, 2017 from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Japan Society of Boston
Cambridge Innovation Center
, 20th Floor
50 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109

Business Insight:
Japan's Energy Choices towards 2020

Please register by October 25th as space is limited. 

The Japan Society of Boston invites you to join us for an interactive breakfast roundtable highlighting the positive role investors can play in engaging Japanese companies to support a consistent energy policy aligned with a 2 degrees future.

We will discuss the profound and fast changing implications of Japan’s focus on coal power over renewables, both domestically and overseas and the real risk this represents to investors and companies alike.   Japan's energy policies appear to favor the development of large coal power generation, however these policies often lack the involvement of other key stakeholders such as civil society groups, the financial sector, and mainstream Japanese business sectors.  Japanese corporates therefore are missing out on a multi-trillion dollar global industry favoring renewable energy and potential synergies between renewables and EVs in many markets. There are also heightened concerns among banks over growing ESG and NGO pressure on their coal lending.

We will explore specific strategies for how asset managers and asset owners can actively engage Japanese companies on their plans to de-risk and shift away from these coal projects and seek opportunities to align with a low carbon future.

A light breakfast will be provided.  There will be a Q&A session and time for networking.

A 3 page briefing for investors extracted from the soon to be released report can be downloaded from this landing page.


  • Lauren Compere, Managing Director of Boston Common Asset Management;
  • Joanna Messing, Executive Director of Growald Family Fund
  • Dylan Tanner, Executive Director of InfluenceMap, will share findings from the Japan coal-renewables analysis and suggest engagement strategies for concerned investor and stakeholders.

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