Sustainalytics Opens Tokyo Office

Firm Committed to Serving the Global ESG and Corporate Governance Research
Needs of Japanese Investors

September 1, 2016, TokyoSustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analytics, today announced it has opened an office in Tokyo, Japan. The new location expands Sustainalytics’ global footprint and enables the firm to better serve its institutional investor clients in the rapidly evolving Japanese market.

“The Japanese market has made significant strides over the past three years in both ESG and Corporate Governance practices, and has rapidly transformed itself into a leader in its commitment to advancing business standards,” said Sustainalytics’ CEO Michael Jantzi.  “The progress in Japan has been driven from the top as the Japanese government and large asset owners are actively engaging more than ever with investment managers to ensure that ESG factors are integrated into their investment strategies. Having an on-the-ground presence in Tokyo will enable Sustainalytics to better support our current and future clients in Japan while also expanding our research capabilities for this critically-important market for our clients around the world.”

For more than 20 years, Sustainalytics has been at the forefront of developing innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of investors. Today, the firm supports hundreds of the world’s leading asset owners and investment managers who incorporate ESG and corporate governance factors into their investment processes. 

Sustainalytics’ ESG and corporate governance research covers more than 6,500 companies globally and its Controversies Research highlights ESG risk across a worldwide universe of more than 12,000 companies.

Research veterans Loic Dujardin and Yumi Fujita will transfer from Singapore to build and lead Sustainalytics’ research team in Tokyo.  The firm intends to hire additional analysts and client service personnel beginning this Fall.

"Having worked for decades alongside a number of the world’s largest financial institutions headquartered in Japan, I believe that Sustainalytics can contribute positively to the continuing ESG dialogue in Japan and deliver high quality research and tools to Japanese investors, large and small,” said James Hawrylak, Sustainalytics’ Tokyo-based director of institutional relations.

For additional information about Sustainalytics, visit www.sustainalytics.com.

About Sustainalytics

Sustainalytics is an independent ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analysis firm supporting investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies. With 15 offices globally, Sustainalytics partners with institutional investors who integrate environmental, social and governance information and assessments into their investment processes. Today, the firm has more than 300 staff members, including 170 analysts with varied multidisciplinary expertise of more than 40 sectors. Through the IRRI survey, investors selected Sustainalytics as the best independent responsible investment research firm for three consecutive years, 2012 through 2014 and in 2015, Sustainalytics was named among the top three firms for both ESG and Corporate Governance research.  For more information, visit www.sustainalytics.com.

Media Contact:

Sarah Cohn, Director of Marketing
sarah.cohn@sustainalytics.com
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Primary Tokyo Business Contact:

James Hawrylak, Director, Institutional Relations
james.hawrylak@sustainalytics.com
+81 3 4589 4886