PEOPLE

Advisory Group

JETI’s Advisory Board is an informal gathering of both its partners and leaders in finance and business. Its role is to steer JETI’s work streams and governance based on user and stakeholder needs.

Prior to co-founding climate change think tank InfluenceMap, Dylan established a market-leading environmental consultancy in Tokyo which is now ERM Japan. Dylan grew and led a 50-person team engaging in a wide variety of corporate and technical advisory work in Japan and Asia covering environmental audits, land remediation, corporate sustainability and climate strategies. Prior to founding ERM Japan, Dylan established an information-based consulting firm advising global corporations on emerging environmental issues in Asia-Pacific. Dylan grew up in Japan and is currently living in London. He holds a MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College and a PhD in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics from Kings College London. Dylan is a native English speaker and speaks Japanese fluently.

Matt is a carbon and energy expert with experience in Europe and Australasia and leads Carbon Tracker’s work on power and utilities. Matt was previously an analyst at Jefferies where he was the head of European carbon and power research. More recently, Matt was a consultant analyst at the International Energy Agency and has also worked on emissions trading at Credit Suisse and energy efficiency at the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change. Matt has a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Otago and a Master of Science from the University of Manchester where he was awarded a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship.

Jakob co-founded the 2° Investing network in New York and Berlin and manages the think tank’s research on 2°C scenario analysis for financial institutions and companies. Jakob led the development of the first 2°C scenario analysis tool for financial portfolios, which is now applied by more than 800 financial institutions worldwide. In addition, he leads the organisation’s partnerships with a number of financial supervisors and governments, including as academic adviser to the Bank of England 2017-2018. He holds a PhD in Finance from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers in Paris. Jakob also teaches a green finance course at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

Yusuke leads the work at IGES to support corporate and policy actions with his expertise on climate change and business actions. He is also the director of the secretariat of Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership (JCLP) – business group which convene more than 60 companies from across various sectors in Japan to jointly drive corporate ambition for the transition to a net zero economy. Previously, he was a senior analyst at the Good Bankers Co., Ltd, an investment advisory firm, and have worked at one of the three mega banks in Japan Sanwa Bank (current MUFG Bank). He had received the Kaya Award from the Japan Society of Energy and Resources in 2008 and the best awards from the Ministry of Environment in Japan in 2007 and 2010 on his climate and energy policy proposals. He has MSc in Environmental Management and Policy from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), Lund University.

JETI Team

Prior to co-founding climate change think tank InfluenceMap, Dylan established a market-leading environmental consultancy in Tokyo which is now ERM Japan. Dylan grew and led a 50-person team engaging in a wide variety of corporate and technical advisory work in Japan and Asia covering environmental audits, land remediation, corporate sustainability and climate strategies. Prior to founding ERM Japan, Dylan established an information-based consulting firm advising global corporations on emerging environmental issues in Asia-Pacific. Dylan grew up in Japan and is currently living in London. He holds a MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College and a PhD in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics from Kings College London. Dylan is a native English speaker and speaks Japanese fluently.

Emma will manage administrative processes within JETI and also conduct key analysis on Japanese climate/energy policy as part of InfluenceMap's input into the initiative. Emma joined InfluenceMap in January 2019 as a Research Analyst for Japan, focusing on the development of the JETI initiative. Prior to this, she worked at a number of think tanks and NGOs, leading on business development and education, including two years at the Carbon Tracker Initiative based in London. Emma holds a BSc in Zoology and an MSc in Environmental Management during which she studied the impacts of climate change. Emma is a native Japanese and English speaker.

Hiroshi will lead JETI's engagements with Japanese corporations, finance and governmental bodies, communicating JETI partner content. Hiroshi has more than 15 years' professional experience in sustainability, risk assessment and environmental due diligence for major corporations including in the automotive, pharmaceutical, chemicals, food, auto and technology sectors in both Japan and Asia. He specializes in developing long-term sustainability strategies for companies and governmental organisations. Alongside his JETI role, Hiroshi is also Managing Director of Propharm Japan, a Tokyo based sustainability consulting firm. Hiroshi has served as a technical expert representing Japan on ISO secretariat groups relating to the ISO 14015, 14051, 14052 and 14053 environmental standards. He holds a MA in International Studies from the University of Tokyo and a BSc in Sustainable Resource Management, Ohio State University. He is a native Japanese speaker and fluent in English.

Chie will work on JETI's engagements with Japanese corporations, finance and governmental bodies, communicating JETI partner content. She has held roles with a major Japanese electric power company, a public sector think-tank and the environmental consulting arm of a Big 4 auditing firm in Tokyo. She has led qualitative and quantitative research and analysis on carbon management projects and managed the resulting outreach to public sector and industry stakeholders. While working for the Big 4 firm, she gained in-depth experience conducting non-financial audits, including carbon and environmental assessments in a variety of sectors including consumer goods, energy, electronics and materials. Alongside her JETI role, Chie is also a Senior Manager for Propharm Japan, a Tokyo based sustainability consulting firm. She holds a MSc in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She is a native Japanese speaker and fluent in English.