The global influence of the GSG is built on a unique and growing group of National Advisory Boards, currently made up of 37 National and Regional Advisory Boards, representing 42 countries. A further 34 NABs are under development, many in lower and lower-middle-income countries.



Leveraging private capital for social impact

GSG-NAB Japan was launched in 2014 with the vision of harnessing the power of capital through impact investing in order to realize a more socially conscious capital market in Japan. GSG-NAB Japan collaborates with practitioners and opinion leaders across sectors to conduct research, produce publications, and engage in awareness raising and networking activities for the promotion of impact investing in Japan and beyond.
  • 26 fold

    increase in the total impact market from ¥33.7 bil. in 2016 to ¥512.6 bil. in 2020
  • 34

    Pay For Success/SIB projects identified in Japan by 2020
  • 19%

    Japanese people are interested in purchasing impact investing products, according to the recent consumer survey on impact investing

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

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