Kazutaka Kuroda is Social Media Director for the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets (SFM) and Co-Chair of SFM Japan Working Group. He is responsible for operation and managment of social media for SFM to help share important details about its participants’ work, allow for dialogues to occur, and for the network to truly start building amongst themselves.
He was a senior investment analyst and responsible for environmental, social and governance research of companies in the financial and technology sectors. He also acts as the deputy research manager for sovereign bond sustainability ratings, engagement and voting services. He has ESG integration expertise in three different asset classes: equity, fixed income and private equity.Kazutaka is also a member of Membership Committee at CFA UK and a participant for the Board Director Training Institute of Japan.
Kazutaka holds an MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He holds the CFA Investment Management Certificate (IMC), and is CMA (Chartered Member of the Security Analyst Association of Japan). Kazutaka worked for a brokerage firm in Japan as an equity investment strategist.
Kazutaka contributes his pieces to Responsible Investment community, listed on his LinkedIn profile. He was also shortlisted for a contributor to Trust Inc., A Guide for Boards & C-Suites, the second book in the award-winning TRUST INC. series.
My interest in joining SFM is to raise awareness, support and interest in the important task at hand and to connect with like-minded people, who have the ambition, power and influence to do good. I am also keen on mainstreaming ESG issues including quantifying the investment implications of broader environmental and social trends, integration of ESG factors (both high probability/low impact and low probability/high impact factors) into investment decision-making.