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Columbia professor Honda sees ESG growing

Richard Smith
Contributing writer

Keiko HondaColumbia University, Adjunct Professor Keiko Honda, a Columbia University adjunct professor, participated through video message in the ESG symposium...

Environment chief Nakai details path to 2050

Richard Smith
Contributing writer

Tokutaro NakaiVice-Minister of the Environment Tokutaro Nakai, director-general for environmental policy at Japan’s Ministry of the Environment, participated in the...

No time to waste: financier Kato

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Takatoshi KatoJapan Center for International Finance, Senior Adviser to the President The closing remarks to the symposium on ESG management...

Green Tokyo can lead Japan and the world: Koike

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Yuriko KoikeGovernor of Tokyo At the opening of the recent online symposium on ESG (environmental, social and governance) management and...

Symposium explores ESG’s role toward a zero-emissions 2050

Joe Muntal
Contributing writer

On May 13, The Japan Times hosted a symposium focused on environmental, social and governance criteria for business operations. Collectively...

Frameworks for addressing deforestation are increasing

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) Japan conducted an online session on April 6 to present its latest reports about...

IMF has a bold climate change plan, but it faces many hurdles

Anthony Rowley
Contributing writer

Climate change, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has warned, is emerging as a “greater threat” than the COVID-19 pandemic, and...

Japan Climate Initiative urges government to halve its emissions by 2030

Japan Climate Initiative released a message titled “Calling for an Ambitious 2030 Target for Japan to Realize the Paris Agreement...

Japan’s decarbonization vision will take work and innovation

Sumiko Takeuchi
visiting professor

Last October, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledged to cut Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Europe has...

Experts weigh Japan and Italy’s optimism about hydrogen

Jacob Reed
Contributing writer

Developing renewable solutions for ever-increasing energy demands is one of the pillars of sustainability. In a concerted effort to move...

Green finance: The quiet revolution of sustainable bonds

Timothy Schultz
Contributing writer

Last month in Tokyo, a group of environmental radicals got together and discussed how they might save the world. Except...

How the pandemic will change artists’ spaces, choices and voices

Jacob Reed
contributing writer

On Jan. 28, the final part of a webinar series on contemporary art after the coronavirus was hosted by the...

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