A Japanese Perspective on Issues in Responsible Business

October 30, 2019 @ 10:15 am – 11:20 am
Room N108, Schulich School of Business
York University
Lorna Wright

Energy Transition in Japan and Impacts to Business
Ms. Miho Kurosaki, Head of Japan and Korea Research, BloombergNEF

Role of Diversity and Inclusion in Helping to Address Sustainability Issues
Mr. Keita Kakehashi, Corporate Officer and HR Director, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd

Chaired by Lorna Wright, EDC Professor in International Business, Schulich School of Business

Q & A to follow.

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With special thanks to Takako Ito, Consul General of Japan in Toronto and Kenjiro Monji, former Ambassador of Japan to Canada.

This talk is part of the “Walk in Canada, Talk on Japan” program which aims to further develop Japan-Canada relations by increasing understanding of Japan in Canada.

Presented by the Schulich School of Business and the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto with support from the York Centre for Asian Research. Special thanks to Professor Monica Da Ponte

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Presenter Bios

Mr. Kakehashi is Corporate Officer, HR Director for Asia excluding Japan, and HR Director for key global HR projects at NSG, one of the world’s largest glass manufacturers. After joining NSG in 1985, he worked in various management positions including an eight-year secondment to the firm’s US office, initially based in Lexington, KY and next in NYC, NY. He was also closely involved in the management integration process, particularly in the area of HR, after NSG acquired the UK-listed glass company Pilkington in 2006. He is currently chair of NSG’s Group Inclusion & Diversity Steering Committee.

Ms. Miho Kurosaki worked as Head of Japan and Korea Research for BloombergNEF, energy and transport research division of Bloomberg. She leads analysis and research on topics including impact of the energy market liberalization. She served as a committee member of climate change advisory panel for Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to BloombergNEF, she has developed Bloomberg’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analytics platform as senior ESG analyst. Miho holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a BA in Economics from Keio University.

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