Takejiro Sueyoshi was born on January 3, 1945 in Kagoshima, Japan. After graduating from Tokyo University (B.A. in Economics), he joined the Mitsubishi Bank (the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ) in 1967 and worked for the bank until 1998.
He is Special Advisor to the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative and the Principles for Responsible Investment in the Asia Pacific region.
During his years with Nikko Asset Management as Deputy President, he was appointed as a member of the UNEP FI Steering Committee. Since his retirement in 2002, he had been committed to inviting the UNEP FI Roundtable to Japan. The UNEP FI Tokyo Global Roundtable conference in 2003 ended successfully.
In addition to the involvement in the UNEP FI activities, he is giving many educational speeches about environmental problems and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)/Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) in various government councils, seminars, universities, and TV programs. He is advisor to mayors of local governments and outside director of corporations in Japan.
He is a member of the Council for Japan's Prime Minister on Climate Change Policy.
His publications include Yugai rensa (Chain of Harmfulness) (Gentosha), Saishin CSR jijyou (Today's CSR) (Taibundo), and Chikyu-ondanka Kogi (A Textbook on Global Warming) (Toyo Keizai).
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2009