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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo



Purifying and Maximizing the Gains from Environmental Finance2022年10月20日(木)


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Date & time: Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 16:30-18:00 (JST)

Venue: Lecture Hall B, 4th floor, International Academic Research Building and Online

In-person English-language event with online access   Register here.

For inquiry: Prof. Toshiro Nishizawa <>

Environmental finance has gradually gained popular support globally since the mid-2000s. Its momentum continues, as shown by the growing issuance of green bonds in recent years. People see it as a way to achieve the dual goal of environmental sustainability and financial sector contribution to the global climate change challenges. Environmental finance or green finance can potentially ensure a better environmental outcome by promoting green projects or minimizing the negative impacts on the environment and is aligned with the delivering efforts of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. However, there are concerns about a deceitful marketing approach in green finance dubbed “greenwashing.”

Guest Speakers Seminar, in collaboration with Yonsei University’s Graduate School of Environmental Finance, focuses on the potential pitfalls of green finance to purify and maximize the gains from such finance. The speakers from Korea will discuss the performance of green finance and then set the agenda by asking, “How can we detect greenwashing?”


16:30-16:35     Opening remarks

Prof. Toshiro NISHIZAWA, The University of Tokyo

Prof. Jung Sik YOO, Yonsei University

16:35-17:20     Presentations

“Analysis of Green Bond Premium and Pricing Factors in the Korea Primary Market” by Mr. Do Heon KIM & Prof. Suk HYUN, Graduate School of Environmental Finance, Yonsei University

“Climate Change and Macroeconomic Performance: Evidence from Korea” by Prof. Seong Hoon KIM, Graduate School of Environmental Finance, Yonsei University

“Do ESG Stocks Perform Better? A Portfolio Approach from the NYSE” by Prof. Prol Javier LOPEZ, Graduate School of Environmental Finance, Yonsei University

17:20-17:30     Agenda setting: How can we detect greenwashing?

Dr. Yongjik LEE, Graduate School of Environmental Finance, Yonsei University

Mr. Take CHO, Green Finance Forum-Korea

17:30-18:00     Panel discussion


Prof. Chung Sik YOO

Prof. Suk HYUN

Prof. Seong Hoon KIM

Prof. Prol Javier LOPEZ

Dr. Yongjik LEE

Mr. Take CHO

Dr. Inhyung LEE, Korea Capital Market Institute

Moderator: Prof. Toshiro NISHIZAWA

18:00     Closing