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Our Activities

GSG-NAB Japan is engaged in a variety of activities to promote impact investing in Japan. Our activities revolve around three pillars: research and publication, awareness-raising, and networking.


Impact Investing Roundtable co-hosted with the Financial Services Agency

Since June 2020, GSG-NAB Japan and Financial Services Agency of Japan have been co-hosting “Impact Investing Roundtable,” a workshop for financial market stakeholders and government officials on bi-monthly basis.

The roundtable aims to deepen the understanding of financial market stakeholders and government officials on impact investing, identify the significance and challenges of promoting impact investing to solve social issues in Japan and beyond, and to discuss how the promotion should be contributing to the overall sustainable development of the financial industry in Japan.

The agenda primarily focuses on key issues that are pertinent to financial institutions as investors and discusses how to build the ecosystem around it. Key agenda include: definition of impact investing, social impact measurement, relationship between impact and return, securing appropriate exit options, and positioning as an asset class.


Chairman Takeshi Mizuguchi, President and Professor of the Faculty of Economics of the Takasaki City University of Economics
Vice Chairman Satoshi Ikeda, the Chief Sustainable Finance Officer of Financial Services Agency
Members More than 30 people from financial institutions, government agencies, international cooperation agencies, academic institutions, and the social sector participate as regular members.
The members of “Impact Investing Roundtable"
Observers Cabinet Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ministry of Finance of Japan, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of the Environment
Secretariat Social Innovation and Investment Foundation (SIIF))
Organizers Financial Services Agency and GSG-NAB Japan

Phase 1 Topics

  • 1st Meeting: June 18, 2020, Impact investing overview(1)
  • 2nd Meeting: September 7, 2020, Impact investing overview(ii)
  • 3rd Meeting: November 20, 2020, Impact measurement and management
  • 4th Meeting: January 29, 2021, Impact investment in private companies
  • 5th Meeting: April 15, 2021, Impact investing in listed companies through equities/bonds.
  • 6th Meeting: June 29, 2021, Impact investing through loans and regional finance
  • 7th Meeting: September 3, 2021, Summary of Phase 1 and towards Phase 2

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