"The Green Economy: Why going green makes business sense"
Jesper Thomsen, Deputy Head of Mission at the Royal Danish Embassy Tokyo

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The economic opportunities in going green is said to be worth trillions of dollars between now and 2030. In the face of existential challenges such as climate change, leading companies are finding that the balance is shifting, and early investment in sustainable business is set to reap a long-term return.

While the world’s largest economies bicker over who should take responsibility, Denmark has found itself in a position of global leadership, setting the pace with ambitious commitments to curb greenhouse gas emissions, and heavy investment in green energy technology.

So what can Denmark teach us here in Japan?

GLOBIS University is honored to welcome Mr. Jesper Thomsen, Deputy Head of Mission at the Royal Danish Embassy to share insights and lessons from his home country. As a regular speaker and panelist on the topic, Mr. Thomsen will discuss opportunities and challenges in going green, and how it can be applied to a context relevant to businesspeople in Japan.

Following a presentation, Mr. Thomsen will be joined in dialogue with GLOBIS faculty member Mr. Gil Chavez, and a Q&A with the audience.

After the event, participants will have an opportunity to network with the the speakers over tea and coffee.

・When: 19:30 - 21:00, Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 (reception opens at 19:00)
・Venue: GLOBIS Tokyo Campus
・Registration Fee: 1,000 yen (includes coffee & snacks)
・Capacity: 50 persons
・Language: English (no translation provided)
*Please pay the registration fee at the door.
Part 1: Presentation by Mr. Jesper Thomsen
Part 2: Dialogue with Mr. Gil Chavez
Part 3: Q&A with the audience
Part 4: Networking and close

Speaker Profile
Mr. Jesper Thomsen, Minister Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission at the Royal Danish Embassy Tokyo
Mr. Jesper Thomsen has a broad range of experience across development policy and implementation, trade and investment promotion, security policy, crisis management, government relations and classic diplomacy.

A seasoned diplomat, Mr. Thomsen has worked in Europe, Africa, South Asia and now Japan, where he has been stationed since 2010. As Deputy Head of Mission, his responsibilities include diplomatic relations, trade and investment between his home country and Japan.

Mr. Thomsen was a speaker/panelist on Energy & Green Growth at the Economist Japan Summit 2012.

Mr. Gil Chavez, faculty at Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University
As a communications professional and educator for nearly 20 years, Mr. Chavez has worked with many of the top brands in the Asia Pacific region planning communications programs with executives to improve their performance in media interviews, press conferences and investor relations presentations.

Mr. Chavez has spent 14 years working in international business in Japan, as Senior Vice President of Hill & Knowlton and in corporate and marketing communications at IBM Asia Pacific.

Mr. Chavez has been a professor of public relations and advertising at California Polytechnic State University. He was also a competitive market analyst for the consulting division of Nortel Networks. Before coming to Japan, he worked in public relations and as a reporter and editor in the United States.

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