PROGRAM

DAY1
10.11
(MON)

09:30 - 16:30
JST

10.11(MON) AM

09:30 - 09:50
JST
Opening Remarks

Speaker

  • Naoki Asami

    Nikkei BP
    Naoki Asami

  • Wakao Hanaoka

    Seafood Legacy Co., Ltd.
    Wakao Hanaoka

Session theme2030 Vision

09:50 - 10:10
JST
[Lecture] Destination of the Blue Economy From latest trend of Climate Change and Biodiversity1-1
Based on the latest trends of the international framework in climate change and biodiversity, we will discuss about the future of blue economy, especially sustainable seafood with UNCTAD, Blue Economy special advisor.

Speaker

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10:10 - 10:30
JST
[Lecture] The UN Food Systems Summit and Sustainable Seafood1-3
Former WWF International Director and current Co-Director of Stanford University's Ocean Solutions Center will look back at The UN Food Systems Summit in September, ensuring the sustainability of the food system was first discussed as a global common issue, and will talk about the future of sustainable seafood.

Speaker

  • Jim Leape

    Stanford University
    Jim Leape

10:30 - 10:50
JST
[Lecture] Japanese Fishery Growth Roadmap1-4
Japanese government has accelerated the implementation of the revised Fisheries Law, and enacted Domestic Trade of Specific Marine Animals and Plants Act, and started indicating the future direction of Japan's fisheries industry clearly .
Director-General of the Fisheries Agency will talk about future prospects and challenge.

Speaker

  • Takashi Koya

    Fisheries Agency
    Takashi Koya

11:10 - 11:30
JST
[Lecture] "Justice and Equity" Required for Future Fisheries1-5
The David Lucille Packard Foundation, which continues to proactively support marine conservation, says that "equity and justice" will be the focus of international maritime conservation strategies hereafter.The vice directory of marine conservation and science department on the foundation will talk about "Justice and Equity" on Japanese fisheries.

Speaker

  • Meg Caldwell

    David and Lucile Packard Foundation
    Meg Caldwell

11:30 - 11:50
JST
[Lecture] The Blue Finance Economy Finance1-6
Sustainable finance for blue economy that transform into sustainable is booming in EU.
The Special Advisor to the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), who promotes the Blue Finance Principles, together with the European Investment Bank (EIB), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and the World Resources Institute (WRI), will discuss the prospects for how the Blue Finance Principles will affect the Japanese fisheries industry in the future.

Speaker

  • Takejiro Sueyoshi

    UNEP FI
    Takejiro Sueyoshi

11:50 - 12:10
JST
[Lecture] Biden Administration Blue Economy Strategy(tentative)1-7
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Speaker

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12:10 - 12:30
JST
[Lecture] Against Climate Change and for the Future Generation: Euglena's Approach1-8
How can companies fight against climate change and take responsibility for future generations?
Euglena discusses cutting-edge initiatives and challenges, including the CFO system (sustainability actions and goals made by the 18-and-younger generation).

Speaker

  • Mitsuru Izumo

    euglena Co., Ltd.
    Mitsuru Izumo

10.11(MON) PM

Session themeDX

13:30 - 13:50
JST
[Lecture] Japan DX Growth Strategy for Fishery(Tentative)2-1
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Speaker

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13:50 - 14:50
JST
[Panel Discussion] DX for Realising Proper Seafood Distribution2-2
What is DX that realizing resource assessment, resource management that are essential to the sustainable growth of the fisheries industry and strength of traceability systems? Learn from the latest examples of businesses, research institutions, international NGOs, etc., and draw the next steps suitable for Japan.

Facilitator

  • Yukiko Kuwata

    The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
    Yukiko Kuwata

Speaker

  • Sotaro Usui

    Usufukuhonten co.,ltd.
    Sotaro Usui

  • Masaaki Wada

    Future University Hakodate
    Masaaki Wada

15:10 - 15:30
JST
[Lecture] Creating fishery justly evaluated society by DX2-3
By analyzing the position information of fishing boats obtained from satellites, the movement to visualize and digitize fishery activities in various parts of the world is accelerating. How will DX contribute to the formation of a society in which fishers who pursue environmental sustainability and social responsibility are justly valued? The front runner will talk about the plan.

Speaker

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15:30 - 16:30
JST
[Panel Discussion] Case study of DX in Advanced Fishery Resource Management2-4
How do fishery management developed countries and regions, such as Norway and Alaska, introduce DX and make effective use of them? We will learn advanced cases and consider ways of using them that are suitable for Japan.

Facilitator

  • Shuhei Uematsu, Ph.D.

    WWF Japan
    Shuhei Uematsu, Ph.D.

Speaker

  • Yasuko Suzuki

    BirdLife International
    Yasuko Suzuki

  • Johan Kvalheim

    Norwegian Seafood Council
    Johan Kvalheim

DAY2
10.12
(TUE)

09:30 - 17:30
JST

10.12(TUE) AM

Session themeCollaboration Platform

09:30 - 10:50
JST
[Panel Discussion] Discussion with SeaBOS member companies about Business Collaboration platform's significance and Future3-2
Seafood sectors are facing at the various issues including global stock depletion, and these common challenges are expected to be solved through the collective efforts beyond the individual company's own efforts. This panel invites the SeaBOS, a pre-competitive platform that brings the world's top fisheries companies together, to seek the opportunities and benefit of the collaborative approach.

Facilitator

  • Aiko Yamauchi

    Seafood Legacy Co., Ltd.
    Aiko Yamauchi

Speaker

  • Martin Excel

    SeaBOS
    Martin Excel

  • Hiroyuki Sato

    Maruha Nichiro Corporation
    Hiroyuki Sato

  • Kiyoshi Hattori

    Kyokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Kiyoshi Hattori

  • Henrik Österblom

    Stockholm Resilience Centre
    Henrik Österblom

  • Toshiya Yabuki

    Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Toshiya Yabuki

11:10 - 12:50
JST
The 3 rd Japan Sustainable Seafood Award Ceremony
The Japan Sustainable Seafood Award recognizes projects that contribute to the seafood sustainability in Japan. Afterf finalists' presentations, champions of this year will be announced.

10.12(TUE) PM

Session themeThe Ocean and Finance

If you wish to participate only in the “Sea and Finance” session, you can participate free of charge by applying through the Nikkei ESG site.
* The application page of the Nikkei ESG site is scheduled to open around mid-September.

13:30 - 13:50
JST
COP15 and TNFD Forecast, Financial Spotlight on Natural Capital Management and Food(tentative)4-1
""Sustainable food"" which related to land Utilization and the ocean is also important issue in COP15. How companies should harmonize with nature and disclose financial information. We will discuss about Natural capital management and food future including latest TNFD information.

Speaker

  • Mariko Kawaguchi

    Specially Appointed Professor, Rikkyo University
    CEO Assistant, FUJI OIL HOLDINGS INC.
    Special Advisor, Daiwa Institute of Research
    Mariko Kawaguchi

  • Kaori Fujita

    Senior Deputy Editor, Nikkei ESG
    Professor, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University
    Kaori Fujita

13:50 - 14:10
JST
[Lecture] TNFD and Blue Economy Financial Policy4-2
UNEP FI will introduce ""Blue Economy Financial Principle"" and TNFD.

Speaker

  • Dennis Fritsch

    UNEP FI
    Dennis Fritsch

14:10 - 14:30
JST
[Lecture] Robeco Investment&Engagement for food and fishery4-3
Major asset manager and TNFD main member, Robeco will introduce their work on food and fisheries sector that they focusing on in terms of investment and engagement.

Speaker

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14:30 - 14:50
JST
[Lecture] Challenges & Perspectives of the Japanese Seafood Industry: From the Investors’ Perspective4-4
The author of the 2021 Planet Tracker report ""Against the Tide"" will explain the issues and prospects of seafood industry in Japan in terms of investment and financing.

Speaker

  • Francois Mosnier

    Planet Tracker
    Francois Mosnier

15:10 - 15:40
JST
[Panel Discussion] Japan's first Sustainability-Linked Loan for Oceans(tentative)4-5
Mizuho Bank, Ltd. will introduce the case on sustainability link syndicated loan toward the world largest canned-tuna provider, Thai Union, and its target and effective engagement.

Speaker

  • Sato Kenji

    Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
    Sato Kenji

15:50 - 16:40
JST
[Panel Discussion] Natural Capital-Financial Institutions corporate evaluation and engagement(tentative)4-6
We will discuss about natural capital management and information disclosure that would be required in future with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. and other financial institutions that are participating in TNFD.

Facilitator

  • Kaori Fujita

    Senior Deputy Editor, Nikkei ESG
    Professor, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University
    Kaori Fujita

Speaker

  • Mariko Kawaguchi

    Specially Appointed Professor, Rikkyo University
    CEO Assistant, FUJI OIL HOLDINGS INC.
    Special Advisor, Daiwa Institute of Research
    Mariko Kawaguchi

16:50 - 17:30
JST
[Panel Discussion] Rating the Sustainability Performance of Seafood Companies4-7
The Seafood Stewardship Index that rates sustaianbility performance of major international seafood companies was revised for the first time in two years. We will explore what highly rated companies have in common and Japanese companies' features.

Facilitator

  • Wakao Hanaoka

    Seafood Legacy Co., Ltd.
    Wakao Hanaoka

Speaker

  • Helen Packer

    World Benchmarking Alliance
    Helen Packer

  • Tobias Aguirre

    FishWise
    Tobias Aguirre

  • Francois Mosnier

    Planet Tracker
    Francois Mosnier

DAY3
10.13
(WED)

09:30 - 16:40
JST

10.13(WED) AM

Session themeDistribution and Production

09:30 - 09:50
JST
[Lecture] Transforming Responsible Seafood Procurement Policies5-1
Many retailers in the US and Europe now have responsible seafood procurement policies. Learn about its results, the steps to improve existing policy and program, and future perspective.

Speaker

  • Ryan Bigelow

    Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions
    Ryan Bigelow

09:50 - 10:50
JST
[Panel Discussion] From Japan! Envisioning Sustainable Society by Procurement Policy5-2
Japanese companies have announced sustainable procurement policies one after another. We will discuss
the initiatives based on the procurement policies and challenges and envision the future of procurements with retail companies.

Facilitator

  • Ryo Takahashi

    Seafood Legacy Co., Ltd.
    Ryo Takahashi

Speaker

  • Kazunori Aratani

    Ito-Yokado Co., Ltd., Seven & i Group
    Kazunori Aratani

  • Tomohiro Ohi

    Hilton
    Tomohiro Ohi

  • Satoshi Matsumoto

    Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union
    Satoshi Matsumoto

  • Shinya Matsuya

    AEON TOPVALU Co.,Ltd.
    Shinya Matsuya

11:10 - 11:30
JST
[Lecture] Pursuing Environmental and Social Responsibility in the Aquaculture Industry5-3
Aquaculture has been rapidly growing in the world and its sustainability is becoming more essential. However, Japanese aquaculture is still facing many issues. The world's leading aquaculture feed company, Skretting shows vision of the future with its ""Sustainability Roadmap 2025"".

Speaker

  • Jorge Diaz Salinas

    Skretting
    Jorge Diaz Salinas

11:30 - 12:30
JST
[Panel Discussion] Presence and Future of Aquaculture in Japan : How to Balance Economy and Environment Growth?5-4
We will discuss current situation and future vision of aquaculture in Japan and how to balance economy and environment growth.

Facilitator

  • Masaaki Sano

    Kagoshima University Faculty of Fisheries
    Masaaki Sano

Speaker

  • Kosuke Suzuki

    Japan Salmon Farm Inc.
    Kosuke Suzuki

  • Tetsuro Sogo

    FRD Japan, Co.,ltd.
    Tetsuro Sogo

  • Yuta Hamasaki

    Maruha Nichiro Corporation
    Yuta Hamasaki

10.13(WED) PM

Session themeFisheries industry's challenge

13:30 - 14:20
JST
[Panel Discussion] Younger Generation Fisher persons and Fishery executives Debate: How to Promote Stock Management and Make the SeafoodIindustry Lucrative?6-1
In order to promote new stock management based on the revised Fishery Law, creating new demand for seafood and leading business improvement are imperative. Young fishermen and business owners discuss how to make the industry lucrative while acheiving proper stock management.

Facilitator

  • Shunji Murakami

    UMITO Partners Inc.
    Shunji Murakami

Speaker

  • Koichi Ogasawara

    President, Isari Kitarumoi Fishing Association, Tomamae Branch
    Koichi Ogasawara

  • Nobutsune Orimo

    Toshin Sea Foods Co., Ltd.
    Nobutsune Orimo

  • Takahiro Fujiwara

    Fisheries Agency
    Takahiro Fujiwara

  • Takanobu Migita

    SABAYA CO.,LTD/SABAR CO.,LTD/FISH BIOTECH CO.,LTD
    Takanobu Migita

14:30 - 15:20
JST
[Panel Discussion] Can We Reduce IUU Risk From Japanese Seafood Industry by the New Law?6-2
Domestic Trade of Specific Marine Animals and Plants Act was enacted to exclude seafood from IUU fishing from Japanese market. Following EU and the U.S., how this regulation can reduce Japanese seafood companies' risk will be discussed.

Facilitator

  • Minako Iue

    Sailors for the Sea Japan
    Minako Iue

Speaker

  • Haruhiko Ito

    Chuo Gyorui Co., Ltd.
    Haruhiko Ito

  • Songlin Wang

    Qingdao Marine Conservation Society
    Songlin Wang

15:30 - 16:20
JST
[Panel Discussion] How Should Japanese Seafood Market Respond to Slavery Work and Human Rights Issues?6-3
Labor and human rights issues have been globally recognized as urgent issues. Following this, Japanese seafood companies also started discussions and making measurements to avoid risks.

Facilitator

  • Yumie Kawashima

    AEON Co., Ltd.
    Yumie Kawashima

Speaker

  • Koji Tagi

    Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF)
    Koji Tagi

  • Thomas van Haaren

    The Consumer Goods Forum
    Thomas van Haaren

16:30 - 16:40
JST
Closing Remarks

Speaker

  • Wakao Hanaoka

    Seafood Legacy Co., Ltd.
    Wakao Hanaoka

  • Tetsushi Hayashia

    Nikkei BP
    Tetsushi Hayashi

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