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Tokyo Forum | Moving Beyond Compliance to Create an Ethical Corporate Culture 2017-01-18T13:16:07+00:00

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Good governance and compliance practices are not an endpoint, but a path towards creating a corporate environment of trust, transparency, and accountability. This in turn promotes corporate access to capital, increased investment, sustainable growth and financial stability. Making this system work effectively and efficiently requires flexible, principles-based approaches as well as buy-in and participation from all financial reporting supply chain participants. Rules-based, prescriptive approaches that assume that one size can fit all, are just not appropriate in today’s highly globalized and complex business environment in which success or failure hinge on the ability to adapt business models and forms of capital to continuously evolving economic realities. In such an environment, policy-makers best serve the public interest when they allow for flexibility in setting corporate governance rules. Companies also have a responsibility to establish a corporate culture and tone at the top that promote a values-based rather than compliance-based mindset to governance. Management, internal auditors, boards of directors and external auditors share the responsibility of executing their respective roles with healthy skepticism, transparency and robust communication.

2016 SPEAKERS

Paul Amos
Paul AmosPresident, Aflac
Cindy Fornelli
Cindy FornelliExecutive Director, Center for Audit Quality (CAQ)
Tadaaki Sugiyama
Tadaaki SugiyamaExecutive Officer Senior Vice President, Legal & Compliance, Kao Corporation
Masatoshi Koide
Masatoshi KoideDeputy President, Aflac Japan
Mr. Tomoyuki Furusawa
Mr. Tomoyuki FurusawaDeputy Director-General, Planning and Coordination Bureau, Japan Financial Services Agency
Sayaka Sumida
Sayaka SumidaExecutive Board Member, Auditing and Quality Control Standards, Japanese Institute of CPA
Professor Ikuo Nishikawa
Professor Ikuo NishikawaAudit Committee Chairman, Eisai Co., Ltd.
Akira Takao
Akira TakaoGeneral Manager, Risk & Governance Management Division, Business Legal Department, Panasonic Corporation
Junro Ito
Junro ItoDirector and Executive Officer, Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd.
Yuichi Ito
Yuichi ItoChief Auditor and Executive Officer, Citibank Japan Ltd.
Toshinobu Kasai
Toshinobu KasaiManaging Director and Country Head, Japan, JLL
Ty Francis
Ty Francis Executive Vice President, Ethisphere

AGENDA

Time

Session

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Registration & Networking

2:00 pm

Welcoming Remarks

Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality (CAQ)

2:05 pm – 2:25 pm

Introductory Keynote | Japan’s Corporate Governance Code: How Japanese Corporate Governance Has Evolved a Year and a Half Post-Adoption

Mr. Tomoyuki Furusawa, Deputy Director-General, Planning and Coordination Bureau, Japan Financial Services Agency

2:25 pm – 3:25 pm

Creating a Fraud-Resistant Organization

This panel will focus on three central themes that are critical to fraud detection and deterrence – a strong “tone at the top,” skepticism, and robust communications. Panelists will explore how financial supply chain participants can incorporate these important traits into their efforts and their organizations.

Lead Moderator: Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality (CAQ)

Yuichi Ito, Chief Auditor and Executive Officer, Citibank Japan Ltd.

Toshinobu Kasai, Managing Director and Country Head, Japan, JLL

Professor Ikuo Nishikawa, Audit Committee Chairman, Eisai Co., Ltd.

Sayaka Sumida, Executive Board Member, Auditing and Quality Control Standards, Japanese Institute of CPA

3:25 pm – 3:40 pm

Networking Break

3:40 pm – 4:40 pm

Sustaining Long-term Growth through Culture

More and more companies are focusing on creating great work cultures. Creating a positive corporate culture takes more than bold assertions or strong codes of conduct. It takes commitment to tangible changes that lead to cultures that foster strong values and ethical behaviors at every level in the organization. It also may require that an organization seek to eradicate behavior that is completely out of alignment with its core values. This panel will feature leadership from Japanese companies to discuss about what they are doing to implement a culture that sustains long-term growth and the role of ethics in driving performance.

Lead Moderator: Tadaaki Sugiyama, Executive Officer, Senior Vice President, Legal & Compliance, Kao Corporation

Ito Junro, Director and Executive Officer, Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd.

Masatoshi Koide, Deputy President, Aflac Japan

Akira Takao, General Manager, Risk & Governance Management Division, Business Legal Department, Panasonic Corporation

4:40 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing Keynote | The Role of the Private Sector in Promoting Ethical Cultures

Paul S. Amos II, President, Aflac

5:00 pm

Conclusion & Cocktail Reception Welcome

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Networking Cocktail Reception

Venue

Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo

Marunouchi Trust Tower Main, 1-8-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8283, Japan

Tokyo Forum Meeting Room: Level 27 | The Pavillion

Networking Cocktail Reception: Crystal Gallery

 

It is approximately a 10 minute car ride or 20 minutes on the Tamanote Line to and from the Shangri-La Hotel to the Conrad-Tokyo (ACGA 2016 Annual Conference)

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