Kenji Fuma

CEO, Neural Inc.


Kenji Fuma is a founder and CEO of Neural Inc, a strategy consulting firm in sustainability management and ESG investing, since 2013. As a world’s leading expert of responsible business and sustainable finance, Kenji is an advisory committee member for Ministry of Environment, MAFF and MHWL of Japan. He was also appointed as a member of the Socio-Economic Panel in the Hague International Space Governance Working.

Kenji has presented lectures on sustainable finance and sustainability management at the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, at Delegation of the European Union to Japan, and in many industrial conferences, covering a variety of agendas from climate change and water stress to human rights, diversity & inclusion, cybersecurity, corruption, and corporate governance. He is also a distinguished contributor to FT, CNN, NHK, Washington Post, The Economist, Forbes, and Nikkei. He is also author of “ESG Thinking”, and “Understanding with data how the Earth will be in 2030” (in Japanese). He is the editor-in-chief of the company’s digital news website, “Sustainable Japan.”

Kenji holds a Master of Liberal Arts in Sustainability from Harvard University, an MBA in Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in International Relations from the University of Tokyo.


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