Achieving radical change

Explore how SDG Impact Japan has radically transformed businesses by implementing innovation, sustainable strategies.

World firsts,

world zeros


Only 9% of recyclable plastic actually is recycled.

Meanwhile, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now three times the size of France.

We’ve invested in Nilo, a company that aims to end all plastic waste by efficiently converting plastic waste into useful, reusable materials to build roads or homes.


Zinc is the fourth most used metal which is an essential resource in renewable energy, vehicles, and infrastructure.

We’ve invested in Zincovery, a company that aims to decarbonize industrial sectors with the introduction of recycled metals.

Mint Innovation

E-waste accounts for 70% of the world’s toxic waste and often contains valuable non-renewable minerals like gold, and titanium.

We believe we must act – and that is why we invested in Mint Innovation, a company that uses natural biomass to extract recyclable minerals from e-waste.

We need more than net positive businesses, we need a net positive movement.

Mats Andersson
former CEO of AP4,
the Swedish Pension Fund
“SIJ is on to something big, with ESG investing that truly creates outcomes. It’s a new way of localized engagement with portfolio companies, based on decades of experience. Already their NextGen ESG Japan fund is helping companies become more sustainable and profitable, outperforming the market, and winning awards.”
Maya Hari
CEO of Terrascope,
former executive at Twitter
"The team at SIJ plays a key role in the startup ecosystem as a partner focusing on climate change, circularity supporting both growth and impact. Their team has a strong mix of business builders and sustainability experts to help scale new companies across geographies."
Mamoru Taniya
“We need to shift capitalism to the next stage, driven by the authentic delivery of net positive."
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