The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has appointed Ken Shibusawa as special adviser to the chair, Emmanuel Faber.
- Ken Shibusawa has been appointed as a special adviser at the ISSB.
- He also serves as steering group member of the United Nations Development Programme and as director of Keizai Doyukai.
- Shibusawa will focus on jurisdictional matters in relation to the adoption of IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards in Japan.
The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has appointed Ken Shibusawa as special adviser to the chair of the ISSB. He also serves as steering group member of the United Nations Development Programme SDG Impact and as director of Keizai Doyukai, the Japan Association of Corporate Executives.
Shibusawa will consult the chair of the ISSB, Emmanuel Faber, focusing on jurisdictional matters in relation to the adoption of IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards in Japan.
Faber said: “Ken has been a driving force in developing awareness and understanding of the relationship between sustainable economic activity and long-term value generation. His counsel will complement our formal engagement and provide invaluable insight to ensure the global applicability of our standards.”
Shibusawa added: “The work of the ISSB is an essential component to ensure sustainability matters are factored into investment decisions.”
In 2001, Shibusawa founded Shibusawa and Company, an advisory firm for alternative investments, ESG alignment and human resource development. Seven years later he established Commons Asset Management, a mutual fund dedicated to long-term investment opportunities to the Japanese household, where he currently serves as chairman. He is also a member of the ‘New Form of Capitalism’ council, established by Prime Minister Kishida and other Japanese government committees related to non-financial disclosure and impact measurement.