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PRI in Person: Enjoy a Swedish fika and chemical talk

PRI in Person: Enjoy a Swedish fika and chemical talk

Published on 01 Sep 2023

Learn how to stay clear of what researchers call “the next asbestos” and what responsible investors are doing right now.


Presenters: ChemSec, Storebrand Asset Management and BNP Paribas Asset Management
Time: Thursday, October 5, 2023. 7:30 am – 8:30 am.
Location: Conference Floor, The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo 2F
Entry Fee: Free
Food/beverages: Coffee, tea, water and whatever Swedishesque fika the Japanese customs will allow us to bring into the country.
Language: English
How to register: Send an email to peter@chemsec.org


Almost all the stuff around us relies on man-made chemicals. However, many of these are hazardous and have been linked to cancer, neurological issues, and a dramatic decline in sperm count among men. Perhaps the most problematic are “forever chemicals” (PFAS) that don’t break down, and many of which are toxic. They are now in the bloodstream of basically every person on the planet and have even been detected in rainwater in Tibet. But PFAS is not only a systemic risk; upcoming regulations in the EU may transform every single supply chain in the world, and the multi-billion dollar lawsuits in the US may eclipse those of asbestos.

About the organiser

ChemSec is a Swedish NGO that coordinates an $11 trillion investor network called the Investor Initiative on Hazardous Chemicals (IIHC). It aims to reduce the financial risks from hazardous chemicals via engagements with the largest chemical manufacturers in the world.

Learn more about the issue and the IIHC at this morning session.


Patrik Witkowsky
Sustainable Finance Advisor at ChemSec

Peter Pierrou
Director of Communications at ChemSec

Victoria Lidén
Senior Sustainability Analyst at Storebrand Asset Management

Jane Ho
Head of Stewardship Asia Pacific at BNP Paribas Asset Management

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