サステナクラフトと自然由来のカーボンクレジットファンド設立に向け業務提携契約を締結

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 Nature Commitment Fund (hereafter referred to as “the Fund”) will be operated by SIJ Climate LLC, a fully-owned subsidiary of SDG Impact Japan. The Fund aims to raise a total of 10 billion yen in 2024 to invest in carbon credit projects generating 9 million tonnes of CO2 emissions reduction Background and fund overviewNature-based solution […]

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 to the pressing concerns of climate change, efforts are being made by countries and companies to rapidly reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. is committed to “supporting a smooth transition to a decarbonized society through our business” and “actively contributing to the realization of a sustainable society through a positive […]

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 Foundation and the Qatar Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MoECC), brought together a diverse assembly of 100 delegates and visitors from around the world to participate in discussions, interactive sessions, and panels that spanned a wide spectrum of topics. The workshop unveiled strategies and frameworks that could redefine carbon trading in Qatar. International experts, […]

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 SDG Impact Japan’s work on identifying and investing in the most promising circular economy focused companies, as part of a growth stage investment initiative that links Japan to the rest of Asia Pacific, and is in partnership also with Unison Capital. Steve will also play a key role in helping grow SDG Impact Japan’s business globally. […]

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 Indonesia’s ambitious goal of boosting its renewable energy share from 13% to over 23% by 2025. Commitment towards GHG emission reduction through Small Hydro Power Project in Indonesia Collaborating closely with PT. Raisan Energi Indonesia, a prominent hydro-power project development company, and Alamport Inc., SDG Impact Japan is at the forefront of developing a 3.5MW […]

SDG Impact Japan ESG Finance Award Win

ESG Finance Award Win for Next Gen ESG strategy SDG Impact Japan has received a Special Award in the Asset Manager Category at the Fourth Annual ESG Finance Awards Japan, selected by the Ministry of the Environment for its NextGen ESG Japan strategy’s initiatives. Promoting ESG Excellence The ESG Finance Award Japan is designed to further promote and expand ESG finance and improve its quality by recognizing investors, indirect finance, fundraising, financial service, and companies that have actively engaged in ESG finance or environmental and social projects and have made an impact. In the Asset Managers categories, the awards are given to those who consider ESG factors in their asset management and […]

Strategic alliance with Unison Capital to spur investment and scale innovation in Asia-Pacific

Empowering sustainable innovation: Alliance with Unison Capital and SDG Impact Japan Together with with Unison Capital Group, we are delighted to announce an agreement principle to launch a new growth-stage capital fund and set up a forum to enable venture companies to make a greater contribution to building a sustainable society. The need for growth stage capital in Asia-Pacific With the expanding needs for building a sustainable society in the area such as carbon neutrality and circular economy, Asia Pacific has seen a surge of innovation and significant early-stage venture capital investment in some of these areas. But what is still missing is the growth stage capital to help scale […]

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パナソニックホールディングス株式会社サステナビリティ担当。 コーポレートイノベーション、グリーントランスフォーメーションを担当した。 その後パナソニックグループの環境・エネルギー事業を担当し、 グループ経営戦略と一体化したPanasonic GREEN IMPACTの策定、サステナビリティ委員会、 環境エネルギー技術戦略会議などの設置に携わる。 それ以前は、SAPジャパン株式会社、SAP America Inc、SAP Labs LLCなどでビジネス、 研究開発、デザイン部門の経営を歴任。20年以上に渡り様々なセクターにおける イノベーションとサステナビリティを専門とし、 公益社団法人日本プロサッカーリーグ(Jリーグ)、株式会社フィナンシェ、 Code for Japan、英Peace One Dayなどの取締役や理事、アドバイザーを務める。