Agenda

Council Members joining in-person will benefit from an exclusive one-day program on Wednesday 26 October 2022. Kicking off with a memorable sake-ceremony and dinner on the night before, the program will offer intimate CEO roundtable discussions and networking sessions.

Action for true value

By attending our Council Meeting, you will:

 

  • access the latest science on sustainable innovation and inform key global processes to drive ambitious action on climate, nature, and inequality;
  • understand the risks and opportunities for your business and how you can thrive through the changes to come;

 

  • work on a collective response to remove roadblocks and transform key sectors and value chains;
  • engage with peers, policymakers, standard-setters, and financial institutions to grasp the new rules of capital market engagement and evolving governance.

Tuesday 25 October

07:45 – 08:30 JST

00:45 – 01:30 CEST / 18:45 – 19:30 EDT / 15:45 – 16:30 PDT

Repeat: 15:45 – 16:15 JST

Repeat: 08:45 – 09:15 CEST / 02:45 – 03:15 EDT / 23:45 – 00:15 PDT

First timers’ coffee

Session format: hybrid
Session access: all

This session will provide members with guidance, updates and useful tips on how to make the most of the Council Meeting in Tokyo. If you are a new member of WBCSD, do not miss this opportunity to connect with our Member Relations team and your peers.

Speakers
Coming soon

09:00 – 10:15 JST

02:00 – 03:15 CEST / 20:00 – 21:15 EDT / 17:00 – 8:15 PDT

Repeat: 14:00 – 15:15 JST

Repeat: 07:00 – 08:15 CEST / 01:00 – 02:15 EDT / 22:00 – 23:15 PDT

Accelerating climate action through Scope 3 transparency

Session format: hybrid
Session access: all

How can organizations commence and continue their Scope 3 journeys? This session will explore central themes and levers for achieving systems change, bringing in voices from beyond the business community and suggest potential solutions for organizations.

Speakers

  • Luiz Amaral, CEO, Science Based Targets Initiative, World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • Michele Galatola, Senior Policy Officer – PEF, European Commission
  • Naoko Ishii, Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo
  • Christoph Jäkel, Vice President Sustainability Strategy, BASF SE
  • Bob Kaplan, Senior Fellow and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus, Harvard Business School
  • Yumi Otsuka, Chief Sustainability Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation

Raising our ambition: WBCSD’s new membership criteria

Session format: hybrid
Session access: all

WBCSD’s membership criteria will take effect from January 2023. Over the course of this year, the new Membership Criteria Support Hub (MCSH) has been engaging members, supporting their efforts to adhere to the membership criteria and increase their ambition level in line with the sustainability challenges that we face as global societies. This session will provide members with an update on and analysis of the aggregated results of the 2022 assessment and offer an opportunity to address any questions that members have regarding the management of the membership criteria.

Speakers
Coming soon

11:00 – 12:15 JST

04:00 – 05:15 CEST / 22:00 – 23:15 EDT / 19:00 – 20:15 PDT

Repeat: 16:15 – 17:30 JST

Repeat: 09:15 – 10:30 CEST / 03:15 – 04:30 EDT / 00:15 – 01:30 PDT

Critical Raw Materials in a rapidly shifting geo-political landscape

Session format: hybrid
Session access: all

In a rapidly evolving geo-political landscape, it is imperative for the private sector to step up and lead on the development of secondary use solutions. This session will seek to mobilize CEOs and Council Members for immediate action to secure long term access to virgin raw materials while developing and advocating circular solutions and value chains for their recovery and re-use.

Speakers

  • Rafael Mateo Alcalá, CEO, Acciona S.A.
  • Robert Metzke, Chief of Staff Innovation & Strategy, Royal Philips N.V.
  • Shrijeet Mishra, Chief Innovation Officer and Head Group Services, Aditya Birla Group
  • Inga Petersen, Executive Director, Global Battery Alliance

Putting equity on the map: BCTI next steps ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ

Session format: hybrid
Session access: all

Rising inequality represents a systemic risk and one of the most critical challenges we face. This session will highlight the urgent need for business action to tackle inequality, and position some of the key areas for business action that are emerging from the Business Commission to Tackle Inequality (BCTI). It will also explore this action agenda in the context of WBCSD’s pathways, highlighting how it can be operationalized moving forward.

Speakers

  • Alyssa Auberger, Chief Sustainability Officer, Baker & McKenzie
  • Tom Brown, ESG Special Advisor, KPMG
  • Lorena Dellagiovanna, Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi Ltd.
  • Takayuki Kusajima, Project Manager, External Affairs Division, Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Anna Lungley, Chief Sustainability Officer, Dentsu Inc
  • Hilde Røed, Vice President Sustainability, Equinor
  • Victoria Tan, Executive Director, Head Group Risk Management and Sustainability, Ayala Corporation

12:15 – 14:00 JST

05:15 – 07:00 CEST / 23:15 – 01:00 EDT / 20:15 – 22:00 PDT

CM working lunch: Greening the 24tn building sector growth

Session format: hybrid
Session access: Council Members only

Despite marginal improvements in energy efficiency in the built environment, the massive growth around the world leads to an overall increase in carbon emissions. This session will demonstrate how collaboration along the value chain towards decarbonization is critical and define the accelerator role that investors can take to help accelerate this much needed transition.

Speakers

  • Virginie Helias, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Raj Narayanan Eachambadi Raghavan, Business Head & Chief Manufacturing Officer, Aditya Birla Group

Thematic Networking lunches (Pathways) ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ

Session format: in-person
Session access: all

Description coming soon.

Speakers
Coming soon

ExCo lunch ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ

Session format: in-person
Session access: ExCo Members only

Annual Fall Executive Committee meeting.

14:00 – 17:00 JST

07:00 – 10:00 CEST / 01:00 – 04:00 EDT / 22:00 – 01:00 PDT

ExCo

Session format: hybrid
Session access: ExCo Members only

Annual Fall Executive Committee meeting.

17:30 – 18:30 JST

Welcome drink ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ

Session format: in-person
Session access: all

Join WBCSD team and other delegates for a drink at the welcome reception.

Speakers
Coming soon

17:45 – 21:30 JST

CM Sake Ceremony & Council Dinner

Session format: in-person
Session access: Council Members only 

The traditional sake ceremony and the Council Member dinner will kick off our exclusive Council Member program. The ceremony will take place at the breathtaking Nogi-kaikan shrine followed by a networking dinner for Council Members joining in-person. The event is reserved for CEOs, CFOs, Council Members and invited guests only.

Speakers

  • Cyril Bouquet, Professor of Strategy and Innovation, Institute for Management & Development (IMD)
  • Masakazu Tokura, Chairman of the Board, Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd. & Chairman, Keidanren

Wednesday 26 October – Council Day

07:30 – 08:30 JST

00:30 – 01:30 CEST / 18:30 – 19:30 EDT / 15:30 – 16:30 PDT

WBCSD in Japan

Session format: in-person
Session access: by invitation only 

Description coming soon.

Speakers
Coming soon

08:00 – 09:00 JST

01:00 – 02:00 CEST / 19:00 – 20:00 EDT / 16:00 – 17:00 PDT

Council Member coffee

Session format: in-person
Session access: Council Members only

Join other CEOs, CFOs and Council Members for a networking breakfast. Council Members and invited guests only.

Speakers
Coming soon

09:00 – 10:30 JST

02:00 – 03:30 CEST / 20:00 – 21:30 EDT / 17:00 – 18:30 PDT

Repeat: 17:00 – 18:30 JST

Repeat: 10:00 – 11:30 CEST / 04:00 – 05:30 EDT / 01:00 – 02:30 PDT

World in turmoil – responses for stability and transformation

Session format: in-person
Session access: Council Members only, Liaison Delegates can attend as observers

The need to transform our value chains and the systems in which we operate has never been this urgent. So, what does business leadership in a world of constant turmoil look like? How can CEOs prepare for the next wave of disruption all the while restoring trust, ensuring equitable value distribution and helping build resilient economies? This roundtable will seek to create synergies among leading CEOs and Council Members to draw a collective roadmap for action and influence. This roundtable will be accessible in-person only.

Speakers

  • Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer & Special Representative, UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)

Transforming capital markets

Session format: in-person
Session access: Council Members only, Liaison Delegates can attend as observers

Companies, investors, regulators and standard setters are changing the way they look at how companies create value. Sustainability considerations are entering the conversation. Join this session to understand recent developments in sustainability and finance. Hear from leading voices across the business, investor and regulatory communities as they highlight shifts in capital market thinking. You will discuss key challenges and opportunities around valuation; investor engagement; and learn how your company can practically work to accelerate and thrive through these changes. This roundtable will be accessible in-person only.

Speakers

  • Juvencio Maeztu, Group CFO and Deputy CEO, Ingka Group
  • Hiromichi Mizuno, United Nations Special Envoy on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments
  • Kristina Wyatt, Deputy General Counsel; SVP, Global Regulatory Climate Disclosure, Persefoni

Business priorities for the global stocktake

Session format: hybrid
Session access: Council Members only, Liaison Delegates can attend as observers

This session will discuss the global stocktake process and the role of the private sector in implementing a strategic portfolio of business actions towards net-zero, nature positive and equitable value chains across sectors. The discussions and the actionable examples will need to be aligned with science-based targets and supported by a strong corporate accountability mechanism as proposed in the Stockholm Action Agenda. It will also provide an update on the corporate accountability dialogues and offer insights on the “how to” strengthen transparency across value chains.

Speakers

  • Shenggen Fan, Chair Professor, China Agricultural University
  • Clover Hogan, Climate Youth Activist & Founder, Force of Nature
  • Elizabeth Mrema, Acting Executive Secretary of CBD, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)
  • Jin Tanaka, Branch Manager, Climate Youth Japan

Thematic speed networking

Session format: in-person
Session access: all

Join this session to grow your network and connect with others on common sustainability topics of interest. No speakers, no PowerPoints. Just good conversation. 

11:15 – 12:30 JST

04:15 – 05:30 CEST / 22:15 – 23:30 EDT / 19:15 – 20:30 PDT

Opening Plenary: Action for true value - how to lead the transformation and thrive

Session format: hybrid
Session access: all

This dynamic and inspiring opening plenary will focus on global priorities and the role of business in leading value chain solutions and driving effective multilateralism. Sustainability is becoming embedded into core business and leading companies understand they have an important role working with stakeholders. Through concrete examples, this session will seek to demonstrate how sustainability supports the global priorities of multilateralism, highlight key priorities for ambitious action by business, and underline the risks and opportunities CEOs will need to embrace as systems transform. Discussions will feature insights from business leaders, government officials and UN to explore how key enablers such as policy, finance and innovation can be leveraged to create a trajectory for impact and allow business to thrive through the challenges transformations to come.

Speakers

  • Dr. Ilham Kadri, CEO and Chair of the Executive Committee, Solvay and Chair, WBCSD
  • Catherine McKenna, Co-Chair High-Level Expert Group on the Net-Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities
  • Francisco Ruiz-Tagle, Chief Executive Officer, Empresas CMPC S.A.

12:30 – 14:00 JST

05:30 – 07:00 CEST / 23:30 – 01:00 EDT / 20:30 – 22:00 PDT

Council Member lunch

Session format: in-person
Session access: Council Members only

Join other CEOs, CFOs and Council Members for a networking lunch. Council Members and invited guests only.

Speakers
Coming soon

14:00 – 14:45 JST

07:00 – 07:45 CEST / 01:00 – 01:45 EDT / 22:00 – 22:45 PDT

Annual General Meeting

Session format: hybrid
Session access: Council Members only, Liaison Delegates can attend as observers 

The Annual General Meeting will include important updates on WBCSD’s work programs and strategic direction. Council Members will be invited to vote and Liaison Delegates can attended as observers. More information will be shared with Council Members ahead of the meeting.

Speakers
Coming soon

14:00 – 15:00 JST

07:00 – 08:00 CEST / 01:00 – 02:00 EDT / 22:00 – 23:005 PDT

COP 27 and COP 15: how they shape the agenda for 2023 and beyond

Session format: hybrid
Session access: all

COP 27 and COP 15 will provide another opportunity for the business community to restate its ambition in driving sustainability efforts and addressing two key challenges facing us: climate change and biodiversity loss, and highlighting the interconnected agenda between those. As a key business partner in driving the engagement and implementation of sustainability commitments, WBCSD is working hard to visibly position its members’ ambition within these prominent negotiating processes. This hybrid session will provide the opportunity to receive an overview of the state of play in the preparatory process for these two global summits and highlight distinct opportunities for businesses to engage and share their work. 

Speakers
Coming soon

15:15 – 16:30 JST

08:15 – 09:30 CEST / 02:15 – 03:30 EDT / 23:15 – 00:30 PDT

Plenary: Towards the G7 Summit in Japan (2023) and outlook for CEOs

Session format: hybrid
Session access: all

The G7 Summit 2022 took place from 26-28 June in Germany. Although the global cost of living crisis and accelerating food and energy security challenges against the backdrop of war in Ukraine dominated the agenda, the German G7 Presidency has been pushing for a pioneering role in pursuit of climate neutrality and equity. With the goal of “Progress towards an equitable world”, the Summit themes of alliances for a sustainable planet, economic stability and transformation, enhanced preparedness for healthy lives, sustainable investments, and multilateralism will remain very relevant in 2023. As sustainable and equitable growth increasingly dominate policy agendas around the world, what are the key implications and opportunities for business? This closing plenary will share insights from both German and Japanese Presidencies and seek to drive momentum among leading CEOs on how they can collectively inform and influence the 2023 Summit set to take place in Japan.

Speakers

  • Cenk Alper, CEO & Board Member, Sabanci Holding
  • Emmanuel Faber, Chair, International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)
  • Clemens von Goetze, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to Japan
  • Naoko Ishii, Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo
  • Takahito Tokita, CEO, Fujitsu Limited

 18:30 – 20:00 JST

WBCSD Cocktail Dinatoire

Session format: in-person
Session access: all

Join all WBCSD Council Meeting delegates and invited guests for a memorable get together at the end of our Council Day.

Speakers
Coming soon

20:00 – 21:30 JST

13:00 – 14:30 CEST / 07:00 – 08.30 EDT / 04:00 – 05:30 PDT

Leading with purpose: tackling inequality

Session format: hybrid
Session access: Council Members only, Liaison Delegates can attend as observers

This roundtable will provide an opportunity for Council Members to showcase inspiring examples of equity action and align on key priorities to drive collective action. Leveraging the explorations and leadership of the Business Commission to Tackle Inequality (BCTI), the session will explore key measures business leaders can take to support the transition to a more just and equitable society and the compelling business case for action.

Speakers

  • Jenny Davis-Peccoud, Partner, Bain & Company Inc.
  • Malu Pinto e Paiva, Executive Vice President Sustainability, Vale International S.A.
  • Pia Simon, Head of Integrity & Sustainability Management, Mercedes-Benz Group AG.
  • Sally Uren, Chief Executive, Forum for the Future

Thursday 27 October

08:00 – 09:00 JST

08:00 – 09:00 JST / 01:00 – 02:00 CEST / 19:00 – 20:00 EDT / 16:00 – 17:00 PDT

TNFD coffee

Session format: in-person
Session access: all

This breakfast session will provide an update on the WBCSD-led piloting efforts and Japanese progress on TNFD Consultations.

Speakers
Coming soon

09:00 – 10:15 JST

02:00 – 03:15 CEST / 20:00 – 21:15 EDT / 17:00 – 18:15 PDT

Repeat: 14:00 – 15:15 JST

Repeat: 07:00 – 08:15 CEST / 01:00 – 02:15 EDT / 22:00 – 23:15 PDT

Will food security concerns delay transformation of food & agriculture?

Session format: hybrid
Session access: all

This session will explore the policy shifts affecting food & agriculture and the emergence of food security as a pre-eminent concern since the Russian invasion of Ukraine alongside other major drivers of change. Participants will gain insights into the emergence of regenerative agriculture, equitable livelihoods as well as other areas of focus within WBCSD’s Food and Agriculture Pathway and the major transformation levers being deployed.

Speakers

  • Alison Cairns, Private Sector Partnership, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Robert Feldman, Senior Advisor, The Financial Times Ltd
  • Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director, GAIN Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
  • Amane Kimura, CEO, Alga bio
  • Kaz Maruyama, President and Representative Director, DSM N.V.
  • Hanane Mourchid, Executive Director Sustainability & Green Industrial Development, OCP group
  • Jai Shroff, Global CEO, UPL Limited

Making the market work for natureㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ

Session format: hybrid
Session access: all

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are gaining traction for supporting climate, nature and equity outcomes, however, current levels of investment do not match what is required for the deployment of high-integrity NbS at scale. This session will present the latest developments for nature markets, invite perspectives from WBCSD members and other key stakeholders to reflect on the way forward in developing nature markets to support NbS investments at scale.

Speakers
Coming soon

Towards zero-emission mobility & buildings operations

Session format: hybrid
Session access: all

The urgent decarbonization of buildings and mobility operations in line with net-zero trajectories can improve corporate operations efficiency and channel investments to create demand-driven value in regional and local ecosystems. In this session, will share ambitions and proven practices on buildings and fleet operations emissions reductions before engaging in a moderated roundtable discussion to identify what can help scale and accelerate these practices at the system level.

Speakers

  • Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO Europe, Accenture Plc
  • Yoshinami Takahashi, Corporate Executive Officer, EVP, Vice Head of Global Solutions, Fujitsu Limited

11:00 – 12:15 JST

04:00 – 05:15 CEST / 22:00 – 23:15 EDT / 19:00 – 20:15 PDT

Repeat: 16:00 – 17:15 JST

Repeat: 09:00 – 10:15 CEST / 03:00– 04:15 EDT / 00:00 – 01:15 PDT

World in crisis: Renewable energy to the rescueㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ

Session format: hybrid
Session access: all

The war in Ukraine and the concurrent energy crisis requires policy makers and business to act; one of the actions for energy and climate security is to significantly accelerate the electrification and renewable electricity generation to support it – much beyond levels seen in previous years. In this session, members will discuss the upscaling of renewable energy, in light of the challenges as well as opportunities of the current energy crisis across the globe. They will align around a list of priorities and enablers, to be turned into focused engagements and business actions.

Speakers

  • Paul Camuti, EVP and Chief Technology and Strategy Officer as their Council Member, Trane Technologies
  • Julia Maris, VP CSR, ENGIE

Embedding ESG into strategy, performance and governance

Session format: hybrid
Session access: all

WBCSD members have been redesigning strategic, performance and governance processes so that ESG risks and opportunities are properly embedded, valued and governed to tackle the climate crisis, nature loss and mounting inequality imperatives. This session explores how the operating context of companies is changing, the practical tools and steps they have used to accelerate their journey and how their companies are benefitting from integrating ESG into decision-making.

Speakers

  • Soo Khiang Bey, Chairman, APRIL
  • Pepijn Rijvers, Executive Vice President, Redefining Value, WBCSD
  • Yoshihisa Takasaki, Sustainability Manager, Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd.
  • Victoria Tan, Executive Director, Head Group Risk Management and Sustainability, Ayala Corporation
  • Charlotte Wolff-Bye, VP Chief Sustainability Officer, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)

Training: ALIEN thinking for a net-zero, nature-positive, equitable future

Session time: 11:00 – 12:30 JST / Repeat: 16:00 – 17:30 JST
Session format:
hybrid
Session access: all

Business-as-usual is not enough to meet the sustainability challenges the world faces. Companies, big and small, must innovate to survive. But how do people come up with truly original ideas? What are their patterns of thinking and how do their surrounding environments enable them to bring their breakthrough ideas to life?

Join this training with award-winning IMD professor, Cyril Bouquet, to explore ALIEN thinking and what it takes to develop an innovation mindset – for yourself, for your organization, and ultimately for people and planet. The training will provide practical insights and tools to cultivate a fresh perspective and generate one breakthrough solution after another.

Speakers

  • Cyril Bouquet, Professor of Strategy and Innovation, Institute for Management & Development (IMD)

17:30 – 19:00 JST

TIP Cocktail

Session format: in-person
Session access: by invitation only

To be confirmed.

Speakers
Coming soon

Friday 28 October

08:00 – 13:00 JST

Field Trips

Session format: in-person
Session access: all, not included as part of the main program, please register here
Session fee: CHF 200.- (participation fee intends to cover transport and administrative costs associated with the trip) 

 

Option 1 – Sumitomo Forestry Tsukuba Research Institute: the innovative power of forests

Time (JST): 08:00 – 13:00
Description:

Join us to explore how Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd, a leading Japanese housing and wood products corporation, is harnessing the power of forests to empower the future by embedding sustainability at the heart of its business. This will be your opportunity to discover frontline technologies in forest resources and wooden architecture.

This trip will take you to the Tsukuba Research Institute, an R&D center which maximizes the value of forests and wood resources to reinforce decarbonization and foster circular bioeconomy, where you will visit the “Big-Lab”. You will explore where Sumitomo Forestry tests its proprietary Big-Frame Construction Method structure, including anti-seismic and fire-resistant wooden materials. You will also get a glimpse into ground-breaking research on genomic selection for tree breeding and propagation, rooftop/wall greening and many more.

The detailed program and logistics note will be shared with participants prior to the trip. The time indicates departure and return to Hilton Tokyo.

 

Option 2 – Kurkku Fields: an immersion into sustainable forestry for a healthy lifestyle

Time (JST): 08:00 – 13:00
Description: 
Join us to explore Kurkku Fields, a sustainable farm and park comprising approximately 30 hectares of farmland, pastures and poultry farms interspersed with artwork. The park offers access to fresh agricultural products and an opportunity to witness the benefits of sustainable farming and lifestyles through workshops and harvesting activities.

Our member Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese housing and wood products corporation specialized in the production and trading of sustainable wooden materials was in charge of creating four wooden facilities within the park. These facilities demonstrate the close attention paid to structural details and how collaboration can lead to the creation of a safe space for citizens to experience the benefits of sustainable lifestyles. You will discover how wooden products can be part of a healthy planet.

The detailed program and logistics note will be shared with participants prior to the trip. The time indicates departure and return to Hilton Tokyo.

 

Option 3 – Encountering cutting-edge technologies for sustainability transformation

Time (JST): 08:30 – 11:30
Description:
Join us to explore how Fujitsu, a leading Digital Transformation (DX) company, is connecting people, technology, and ideas to create a better future in which anyone can reach their dreams. You will experience how Fujitsu uses their advanced technologies, skills and multi-industry knowledge to drive sustainable transformation through human-centric services, data-driven resilience and connected ecosystems.

In the recently launched “Fujitsu Uvance Rooftop”, you will explore cutting-edge technologies, such as local 5G and AI, that drive sustainable transformation and learn how connecting technology and data can unlock possibilities for a sustainable future. You will also get a glimpse of the implementation sites.

The detailed program and logistics note will be shared with participants prior to the trip. The time indicates departure and return to the Hilton Tokyo.

Highlights from our past Council Meetings

Highlights from our past Council Meetings

2022 WBCSD Council Meeting starts in

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

For any inquiries, please contact events@wbcsd.org