Reimagining Capitalism & Innovation Conference 2024

▼ Event Details

Harvard Business School faculty and Japanese public and private sector leaders will share how Reimagining Capitalism and sustainability-oriented management will drive innovation and economic growth. 


Ethan Rouen (Associate Professor, Harvard Business School)

Robin Ely (Professor, Harvard Business School)

Philippe van der Beck (Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School)

Satoshi Ikeda (Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Financial Services Agency)

Saya Tomihara (Director, New Business Creation Promotion Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Takayuki Haruna (Managing Executive Officer, Japan Post Insurance Co.)

Haruka Yonera (CEO, READYFOR Inc. and President, Impact Startup Association)

Hiromi Yamaoka (Chief International Finance Fellow, Tokyo Metropolitan Government)

Masato Nakamura (Founding Partner, GLIN Impact Capital)

Other speakers include leaders in industry, government, academia, and impact startups, and will be updated.

▼ Program Contents

Opening 13:00-13:15

Session 1: 13:15 – 14:30 

HBS Lecture Reimagining Capitalism and the “New Capitalism”, New Innovations Created by Sustainable Finance and Impact Startups

▶️Prof. Ethan Rouen will introduce HBS Lecture ”Reimagining Capitalism” and panel discussion by domestic experts and public/private leaders

▶️ Moderator: Masato Nakamura, GLIN Impact Capital

Session 2: 14:35-15:50

The Future of Impact/ESG Investment Explored by Industry, Government and Academia – The Role of Finance in Leading to Sustainable Corporate Growth and Value Enhancement

▶️Prof. Philippe van der Beck will introduce his research on “ESG and Financial Returns” and a panel discussion will be held by Japanese experts from public and private sectors.

▶️ Moderator: Yuki Nakao, GLIN Impact Capital

Session 3: 15:55-17:10

Human capital management and corporate innovation to improve Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

▶️Prof. Robin Ely will introduce her research on diversity and corporate performance, followed by a panel discussion among Japanese experts and leaders from the public and private sectors.

▶️ Moderator: Masahiro Hata, GLIN Impact Capital

Session 4: 17:15-17:55

Japanese Impact Startup Pitches for Global Expansion

▶️ Moderator: Yuki Nakao, Rina Suzuki GLIN Impact Capital

Networking Session & Reception 18:00-19:00

▶️ Beverages and refreshments will be served

*Banquet participants will be chosen by lottery due to limited space.

▼ Overview of the Conference

Reimagining Capitalism & Innovation Conference 2024: Harvard Business School Professors and Japanese Industry, Government and Academia Explore Sustainable Management and Innovation

Date: Monday, June 24, 2024, 13:00-19:00

Venue: Nikkei Conference Room (Nikkei Building 6F, 1-3-7 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8066, Japan)

Participation fee: Free of charge

Format: In-person, Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

Host: co-sponsored by JAPAN POST INSURANCE Co.,Ltd and GLIN Impact Capital

Capacity: Maximum 400 participants (applications will be closed when the maximum number of participants is reached).

▼ Event guidelines

  • Please note that the sessions are free to enter and exit, but please refrain from entering and exiting during the sessions.
  • Please refrain from attending only the reception.
  • Please bring your business card. 
  • Simultaneous interpretation from English to Japanese will be provided.
  • Please note that there will be cameras in the venue for publicity purposes.

▼ Registration

  • The deadline for registration is Monday, June 17, 18:00.
  • The result of the lottery for the reception will be sent to your registered e-mail address on June 19 (Wed.).