JCC /JETRO/KPMG Seminar Towards sustainable management in the Netherlands ~Manage ESG risks, Securing human resources and Tax update~

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Towards sustainable management in the Netherlands

~Manage ESG risks, Securing human resources and Tax update~



JCC Investment Business Environment Subcommittee

 Dear JCC member,


We are pleased to invite you to join the JCC /JETRO/KPMG Seminar on Tuesday, June 27, 2023.

Starting from the Paris Agreement, the European Commission has been implementing several policy packages like the European Green Deal, Fit for 55 and the Sustainable Finance Action Plan.
A changing regulatory environment compounded by heightened expectations from stakeholder groups from investors to employees to customers has made ESG a business imperative that cannot be ignored. In addition, a successful ESG strategy has numerous benefits to overall business operations.

Based on this situation, we will introduce a general idea to identify, assess and manage the risks related to ESG.
We will also dive into areas that are especially expected to have important implications to Japanese companies in the Netherlands,
like Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism and Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.

Besides ESG topics, we’re aware that companies in the Netherlands face difficulties in securing employees due to a significant increase in employee salary
caused by historical inflation and shortage of resources. For achieving sustainable management, it’s essential to secure human resources appropriately.
Reflecting this situation, we will introduce how to maintain competitive hiring conditions in the Netherlands.

As a closing topic, KPMG will describe the details of the recently published agenda for tax policy and implementation.
This agenda is a guiding document for the tax plans to be announced at Prinsjesdag – Budget Day – on the 3rd Tuesday of September and provides for an early update on anticipated legislation.


  • Date & Time:      27 June 2023 (Thu) 15:00 – 17:30 Seminar (Registration starting at 14:30) / 17:30 – 18:30 Networking Reception
  • Venue:                 KPMG Meijburg & Co, Amstelveen (Tax) / Pavilion
  • Address:              Laan van Langerhuize 9, 1186 DS Amstelveen

There is sufficient underground parking space in our building (free of charge).

  • Admission Fee:   Free of Charge
  • Capacity:              About 100 people (first come, first serviced base)
  • Language:            English (including Japanese summary. Only part of Ms. Iwai is in Japanese)
  • Application Deadline:  Friday, 23rd June 2023
  • How to register:  at the member only site (login name and password has been sent to the members by email)

If you have any questions regarding this seminar, please contact the JCC Secretariat .

  • Seminar Program


Time Topic Presenter
15:00 – 15:05 Opening Speech Mr. Tetsutaro Shimogasa

Executive Director of JETRO AMSTERDAM/

Vice Chairman and Chair of JCC Investment & Business Environment committee

15:05 – 15:25 ESG risk management ~how to identify, assess and manage ESG risks~ Ms. Mio Iwai

KPMG Netherlands/Sustainability Reporting and Assurance/Manager

15:25– 15:50 The implication of the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) Mr. Merijn Betjes

KPMG Meijburg & Co./NL Lead ESG Tax & Legal Director

15:50 – 16:10 Break
16:10 – 16:35 Key points of European Sustainable Reporting Standard (ESRS) Ms. Laura Schroder van Oorschot

KPMG Netherlands/

Capital Markets AAS/Senior Manager

16:35 – 17:00 Competitive hiring condition in the Netherlands Ms. Lotte van Ginkel

KPMG Netherlands/Deal Execution/

Associate Director

17:00 – 17:25 Tax Update in the Netherlands Mr. Chris Breen

KPMG Meijburg & Co. /Tax Director

17:25 – 17:30 Closing Speech Mr. Cees van der Helm

KPMG/Global Japanese Practice/


17:30 – 18:30 Networking reception


Please note, that the agenda is subject to change without notice.