Japan Working Group

We focus on knowledge sharing among our investors, providing a forum for deep dives and connecting with experts on Japanese markets.

The group is mostly facilitated in Japanese. It also provides a space for proposing new projects for climate engagement and policy development in Japan.

The working group is open to any member of AIGCC with a presence in the Japanese market. Japanese AIGCC members are encouraged to join and participate in the discussion.


Wataru Kawasaki

Chief, Global Regulatory Engagement, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation



Yasunori Iwanaga, PHD, CFA

Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Amundi Japan


Firdaus Anuar
Project Manager, Tokyo, AIGCC

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Our Main Activities

Global Initiatives

We provide guidance for applying global initiatives and frameworks within Japanese markets, including the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative (NZAM), and Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs).

Stewardship & Corporate Engagement

This working group provides a forum for investors to align on best practice in corporate engagement and stewardship, which is particularly important for Japanese members of AIGCC: 23 of the 49 Asian investor signatories to Climate Action 100+ are headquartered in Japan, as are two of the seven focus companies for the Asian Utilities Engagement Program.

Policy Engagement

Policy engagement is one of AIGCC’s key activities in Japan. In the past AIGCC has organized several roundtables and high-level ministerial engagement with policymakers and regulators. This working group also provides AIGCC members to discuss policy development topics in Japan, including sustainable finance and energy transition.

PRI in Person: Tokyo October 2023

We are planning a series of events to coincide with the PRI in Person 2023 conference in Tokyo in October 2023.

For those interested in the sponsorship, please reach out to Firdaus Anuar.

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Key Resources For Investors in Japan

Investor Climate Action Plans and The Expectations Ladder

July 2023

This provides investors with clear expectations for issuing and implementing comprehensive climate action plans, including steps investors can take to support the goal of a net-zero emissions economy by 2050 or sooner.

The framework aims to help investors navigate existing expectations and initiatives on climate change. It is inclusive and unique in that it sets out expectations for investors wherever they may be on their climate journey.

It summarizes the key climate actions investors can take right now in the four interlocking areas of the Investor Agenda: investment, corporate engagement, policy advocacy, and investor disclosure. Governance is a cross-cutting theme across all four areas.



(Climate Action 100+ Investor Guide for Engaging in Asia)
June 2022



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脱炭素化への決定的 10 年における二酸化 炭素回収・貯留:アジアの場合

(Carbon Capture and Storage in the decisive decade for decarbonisation)
December 2021

二酸化炭素回収・貯留(CCS)の大規模な導入は、排出量ギャップを埋める手段として、 引き続き主要な脱炭素化経路の鍵となる前提となっており、その結果、現在の能力より も桁違いの CCS 能力が必要になると予測されている。
より多くの政府や企業が、移行計画の一環として、またさらなる化石燃料プロジェクト (特に発電所)の建設と運用を正当化するために、CCS を重要視している。
世界が脱炭素化する中で、企業がネットゼロへの移行を CCS に過度に依存すると、財務 的・技術的な課題が大きくなり、座礁資産の発生が懸念される。
本レポートは、このような 2050 年の能力予測がアジアの文脈で妥当かどうかを検証する ことを目的としており。

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Q4 2023 Japan Working Group

Working Group Meeting | Hybrid (in-person at Nikko AM Tokyo office and Zoom) | 16 November 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Timezone: Asia/Tokyo
Theme: Assessing corporate transition plans


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投資家気候⾏動計画(ICAPs) 期待達成レベル評価 は、投資家が既存のイニシアティブやガイダンスを 利⽤する唯⼀かつ包括的なフレームワークを通じ て、気候変動への⾏動をサポートするものです。


グリーンウォッシュと その回避方法: アジア金融業界向け 入門ガイド (日本版 2023 年 10 月更新版)

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