We started SDG Impact Japan to create radical change.

Sustainability is a driver of returns.

We are a focused team managing investment portfolios that are well positioned to contribute to, and benefit from sustainability and the circular economy.

It’s what we do, it’s all we do.

Our approach

Create

Solutions to the world’s challenges

We aim to invest in and collaborate with companies small and large to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, including ending plastic waste and creating a more sustainable food system.

Invest in

Four fund strategies

Together with our award-winning NextGen ESG fund for listed equities, we offer three other fund strategies: early stage AgriFood tech, early stage and growth stage Sustainable tech, and an infrastructure focused decarbonization fund to accelerate renewable energy transition.

Achieve

The continuum

With our diverse expertise, we invest along a continuum – from early stage startups to listed companies. Each stage of growth helps inform the other and can help spark innovation and scale faster.

News

RIMM Japan:Announcement of business partnership with LTS Co., Ltd. and ME-Lab Japan Co., Ltd.

NextGen ESG Japan 2023 Annual Report – Foreword

Our CISO Sasja Beslik will be speaking at RI Japan 2024 on May 22nd.

5/6 Our carbon credit business was featured in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun

4/24 Special Roundtable Discussion Featured in Zaikai

Announces Change in Co-CEO and Management Structure

Our strategies

NextGen ESG strategy
With our award-winning NextGen ESG Japan offering, we are creating real ESG outcomes and financial returns - and setting a new standard for ESG rigour.
Sustainable tech strategy
Leveraging our partnership with Icehouse Ventures, SDG Impact Sustainable Tech Strategy invests in high-growth circular economy opportunities in New Zealand
AgriFood tech strategy
Explore the growing significance of agri-food tech in addressing global challenges related to food and agriculture, such as decarbonization, food loss reduction, soil restoration, and food security, through cutting-edge solutions and innovation.
Decarbonization strategy
To close the climate finance gap in the Global South, our decarbonization strategy prioritizes climate change mitigation through investing in sustainable infrastructure projects in emerging markets, such as renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Our team

We are a team of investors, business builders, and circular economy experts. This diversity helps us discover opportunities others might miss.

Values create value

Extractive capitalism is the era, not the framework, within which we work. The time has come to practice another way to invest.

We are a mission-driven company. We seek radical change to drive to a net-zero, prosperous, equitable, healthy and safe society through all of our work.

World firsts, world zeros

Explore our case studies to learn more about our focus on the Three Rs – Recycle, Recapture, and Reuse – to execute innovative, sustainable strategies.

Converting today’s plastic waste into materials for buildings and roads.

Decarbonizing industrial sectors with the introduction of recycled metals.

Using natural biomass and smart chemistry to commercially extract metals from waste.

Partners

Wataru Baba
Managing Partner

Senior Fellow, Climate and Sustainability at Panasonic Group since 2022, where he accelerated the company’s growth through an integrated strategy for creating positive impact on climate change and established Sustainability Committee, chaired by the Group CEO. Board Member of Japan Professional Football League (J.League) and Independent Director for a civic technology nonprofit, Code for Japan, and a web3 startup, Financie, Inc