Switzerland – Japan Economic Forum 2021

Mobilizing our capital towards sustainability: How can we make it happen?

20 OCTOBER, 2021

As the world is faced with the challenges of potentially catastrophic climate change, advanced economies such as Switzerland and Japan are engaging faster than ever with decarbonization and environmental efforts. Both countries have set a similar target of net-zero emission by 2050, and see sustainable finance as a key to achieving this goal.

In this shifting context, it has become crucial for business organizations to manage both the opportunities and the risks related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. How to interpret the changing regulatory frameworks, and translate new visions into taxonomies that support sustainable ways of life for all? What instruments and technologies can be harnessed to facilitate the transition? How can ESG be leveraged as a driver of business excellence and financial return?

The Switzerland – Japan Economic Forum 2021 invites experts and industry leaders from both the public and the private sectors to discuss fundamental questions relating to sustainable finance.

For this 4th edition, the Forum organizers are pleased to welcome Lombard Odier as Knowledge Partner. The Swiss private banking group has provided expertise, data and competences all along the design phase of the event

Date: October 20th, 2021 (Wednesday)

Time: 16h00-19h00 (JST) / 09h00-12h00 (CET)

Format: Online (Zoom), live from the Swiss Ambassador’s residence



The Switzerland – Japan Economic Forum is a joint initiative of the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan, the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan and IMD Business School. The Forum aims at sharing experiences and perspectives from Japan and Switzerland on business and economic topics of mutual interest. It contributes to strengthening relations and understanding between the two countries and economies. The Forum brings together high-level representatives from business, government and academia from Japan and Switzerland.


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