Social Impact Through Investment: Values and Strategies - SILJ Panel Discussion

Virtual session | Presentation

May 18, 2023 | 18:00 - 19:00
Room: VCT SPACE *This is a hybrid session (In-person + Online)

Please note this session is a hybrid session meaning you can participate either in person or online. If you’d like to participate in person, please pre-register yourself here (Peatix). (For online participation, you can pre-register yourself in this page.)


Organizer | 主催者: Social Impact Lab Japan

Venue | 現地会場 :CIC Tokyo(東京都港区虎ノ門1-17-1 虎ノ門ヒルズビジネスタワー 15F)

Description | 概要:

Join us for an insightful discussion on sustainable investment, how SDGs and ESG can be integrated into investment decisions, and their role in creating a positive impact. Our speakers will share their experiences, successful case studies, and types of companies that investors look to invest in and cover how sustainable investing can benefit both investors and society.

サステナブルな投資とは?、SDGs の理念と ESG を投資決定にどのように統合できるか、投資がプラス効果を生み出すために、それらの果たす役割などについての洞察に満ちた議論をしたいと考えていますので、是非ご参加ください。 私たちがお招きした登壇者は、彼らの経験や成功体験、投資家が求めるビジネスのあり方について、サステナブルな投資が投資家と社会の双方にどのようにメリットをもたらすかについて議論する予定です。


* Discussion on how to align values and strategies for sustainable investment

* How to integrate Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) or Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions

* The role of sustainable investment in creating a positive social and environmental impact

* Case studies of successful sustainable investments in Japan and abroad

* What kind of startups/ companies do investors look to invest in

Featured guest panelists:

Eriko Suzuki – Kind Capital – Chief Executive Officer

Eriko is a tech and social impact investor, focused on areas such as well-being, Sustainability, and Web3. Most recently founding member and Managing Director of Japan’s first ESG-focused VC MPower Partners, formerly GP of Fresco Capital and Investment Director of Mistletoe. Eriko started her career in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley and UBS and later became Japan’s country manager of a Silicon Valley-based drone startup. Author of “How we live, will be how we work” (Daiwashobo, 2018) and translator of New York Times best seller “Mission Economy: A moonshot guide to changing capitalism” (Mariana Mazzucato, 2021). Mother of two children.

Priya Sultan – Social Impact Lab Japan – Founder & CEO

Priya has been a global leader in impact entrepreneurship for over 10 years. She has been focused primarily on enabling young people to build social enterprises which disrupt markets and create a positive impact on society. Her experience expanded across many global organizations in the public and private sectors, including United Nations, Hult Prize Foundation, and Recruit Holdings. She believes impact entrepreneurs are changing the world, and is committed to catalyzing more people to get involved with this movement and backing them with the resources they need to scale their impact.

John Kojiro Moriwaka – Silicon Valley Ventures – Founder & CEO

John Kojiro Moriwaka (森若 幸次郎) is a recognized Japanese multi-entrepreneur, columnist, visiting professor, public speaker, advisor of startups to global companies, venture capitals, and a mentor of many accelerators. He is a renowned speaker expert on global entrepreneurship and startups, and heavily spends time in Silicon Valley and Harvard to share their best practices with his audiences.

Masahiro Hata – Founding partner at GLIN Impact Capital
Masahiro Hata is the Co-Founder & General Partner of GLIN Impact Capital. GLIN is an impact/ESG venture capital established to contribute to the development of impact/ESG investing with the mission to “reimagine capitalism for systemic change”. Prior to GLIN, Masa worked at Mitsubishi Corporation, managing businesses in Brazil. He also worked at Anzu Partners and JAFCO, investing in startups and growth-stage firms. Masa deepened his knowledge of impact and ESG investment at Harvard Business School and upon graduation, he founded GLIN. Masa also serves as a chair of the VC committee of the Japan Impact-driven Financing Initiative.


Quynh Trang Ho Thi – Social Impact Lab Japan – Managing Director

Ikuo Kawauchi – International Advisor – Pimpri-Chinchwad University(India)

The session will be facilitated in English

About Social Impact Lab Japan:

Social Impact Lab Japan was established to ensure that impact entrepreneurs thrive both locally and globally. We work with a large network of different local high schools, universities, educational institutions, venture capitals, and corporations to provide support to social entrepreneurs to grow and scale in Japan as well as internationally.

ソーシャルインパクトラボジャパンは、社会に影響力のある起業家が国内とグローバルの両方で成功できるようにするために設立されました。 私たちは、さまざまな国内の高校、大学、教育機関、ベンチャー キャピタル、企業といった広大なネットワークと協業し、社会起業家が日本国内だけでなくグローバルに成長し、スケールアップするためのサポートを提供しています。

May 18, 2023