We have been appointed as ambassadors of SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 Global Startup Program

We are pleased to announce that we have been appointed as ambassadors of SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 Global Startup Program. SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 Global Startup Program” is the largest scale global innovation conference in Asia and the only one of its kind in Japan, which creates “unseen encounters” with startup ecosystems in Japan and […]

sustainacraft and SIJ to partner for high-quality nature-based carbon credit fund

The 10-billion-yen Nature Commitment Fund aims to acquire 9 million tons of nature-based voluntary and JCM credits. sustainacraft Co., Ltd. (Headquarter: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Hiroshi Suetsugu, hereafter “sustainacraft”) and SDG Impact Japan (Headquarter: Chiyoga-ku, Tokyo, Co-CEO Mari Ogiso, hereafter “SIJ”) has agreed on working together to mobilize investment in high-quality nature-based carbon credits. The […]

MUFG Bank invests in SDG Impact Japan for Carbon Neutrality and a Sustainable World

MUFG Bank, Ltd., and SDG Impact Japan Inc, have recently entered into a capital and business alliance. This strategic partnership is dedicated to fostering a wide range of sustainability-related business collaborations, including the creation and utilization of high-quality carbon credits, with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality in Japan and around the world. In response […]

Driving Collaboration in Carbon Finance: Carbon Markets Workshop, Qatar

Collaboration stands as the linchpin in accelerating the global climate transition. Bradley Busetto, Co-CEO, shared invaluable insights into how cooperative efforts can reshape carbon markets under Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement. Spurring innovation in carbon finance On 12-13 September 2023, Doha became a hub for climate discourse. The two-day function, hosted by The Al-Attiyah […]

Steve Leonard and Wataru Baba appointed as Managing Partners

We are pleased to announce that Mr Steve Leonard and Mr Wataru Baba have joined SDG Impact Japan as Managing Partners. Mr Leonard is a global leader in building and scaling companies, and has built an impressive track record working with entrepreneurs to build exponential solutions that enable a more circular economy. Steve will lead […]

Empowering Indonesia’s renewable energy drive

SDG Impact Japan gains approval from the Ministry of the Environment, Japan for Indonesian hydro project. With a shared vision of increasing renewable energy adoption, SDG Impact Japan has been selected by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment for the Financing Programme for Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) Model Projects in FY2022. This strategic move aligns with […]

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