MAEDA Tadashi, Governor of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), participated in the Sustainability Leaders Summit, a virtual event held by the Sustainability Leaders Council*1 on October 21 and 22, 2021. The event is available for viewing on the website below.
At the event, the participants discussed topics such as plastic waste and climate change in Asia. In a panel discussion, Governor MAEDA made known JBIC's initiatives to address climate change in Asia and mentioned the importance of engagement and innovation.
In advance of the event, on October 14, Eurasia Group published a report titled "Unlocking Sustainable Plastics in Asia," which is available on the website below.
JBIC's Fourth Medium-term Business Plan, launched in June 2021, identified the addressing of "global issues toward realizing sustainable development for the global economy and society" as its first key focus area. Also, in October 2021, JBIC released its ESG policy, which consists of JBIC's policies towards the realization of sustainability and climate change policy*2. JBIC will continue to contribute toward realizing sustainability by undertaking the initiatives identified in the Fourth Medium-term Business Plan.
Some of the speakers of the event
The Sustainability Leaders Council was jointly established by Eurasia Group, GZERO Media, and Suntory Holdings Limited to advance sustainability agendas in Asia. JBIC is a sponsoring partner of the council.