The GSG covers 33 countries through its 28 National and Regional Advisory Boards working to catalyse impact investment in their markets. Discover each one below.



Leveraging private capital for social impact

The Japanese National Advisory Board was founded with the vision to create a more socially conscious capital market in Japan by promoting impact investing and supporting related activities such as policy making, legal framework development and impact measurement.
  • Increase of


    in the total impact investment market in Japan from 2014 to 2016
  • There are


    active pay-for-success projects, including Social Impact Bonds
  • An estimated


    is channelled to social purpose organisations each year from Japan's dormant bank deposits

Key Resources

    Key People

    Board Members

    Tadahiro Kaneko
    General Manager, Sustainable Business Promotion Department Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
    Satoshi Suzuki
    Executive Officer, Mizuho Bank Ltd.
    Mutsuya Mori
    Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
    Chunmei Huang
    Senior Director, Impact Investment Team, Shinsei Corporate Investment Limited
    Miyuki Zeniya
    Fellow, Head of Sustainable Finance Investment Planning Dept., The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
    Mitsuaki Aoyagi
    Vice-chair of Executive Committee, Social Innovation and Investment Foundation (SIIF)
    Takehiro Fujimura
    General Manager, Corporate Sustainability & CSR Department Mitsubishi Corporation
    Masataka Fukao
    CEO, Plus Social Inc.
    Hiroshi Komiyama
    Chairman, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
    Hiroshi Mikitani
    Representative Director, Japan Association of New Economy
    Ken Shibusawa
    Chief Executive Officer, Shibusawa and Company, Inc.
    Tomoya Shiraishi
    Director, Social Investment Partners
    Masataka Uo
    Founder and CEO, Japan Fundraising Association