Nov 22, 2022
NHK Feature: Profit & Solve Social Issues! Impact Investing: Killing Two Birds with One Stone?
Is it really possible to have both profits while resolving social problems? NHK covered GLIN in authoring this article.
Nov 19, 2022
GLIN Featured on NHK's Morning Program: Good Morning Japan
GLIN Impact Capital and its Founding Partner, Masato Nakamura featured on NHK's morning program, "Good Morning Japan" as part of a special feature focusing on impact investing.
Nov 8, 2022
Introduction to Social Impact Management Seminar
GLIN's Sadaharu Saiki presented on behalf of GLIN on SIM guidelines from an investor's perspective using On the Slope (one of GLIN's portfolio companies) as a case study,
Oct 11, 2022
GLIN Founding Partner Masato Nakamura Speaks at GIIN Investor Forum 2022
Founding Partner, Masato Nakamura was at the Hague, Netherlands from October 12-13th where he was selected to be a panelist at the GIIN Investor Forum 2022. He will spoke about the current status and potential of impact investing in Japan as well as on the Impact Oriented Finance Declaration.
Sep 12, 2022
HBS Club of Japan Webinar: How does Impact Investing change the world? ~Beyond ESG Investing~
Have you heard about “Impact Investing”? In the next Sustainable Seminar Series, we will discuss about impact investing, which is also known as “Beyond ESG”. Professor Shawn Cole, who teaches impact investing at HBS (MBA course), will deliver a short lecture about impact investing and its implication for societal change, followed by a fireside chat with Ms. Quyen Terran, the Director of Impact Investing and Global Head of Sustainable Investing Research for Fundamental Equities at BlackRock. The session will be moderated by HBS Club of Japan Executive Committee Member, Mr. Masato Nakamura. The seminar will be in English and open to general audiences.
Jun 22, 2022
GLIN Founding Partner Masato Nakamura Participates in a Webinar alongside CEO of BlueMark and other Esteemed Guests
GLIN Founding Partner Masato Nakamura featured alongside Christina Leijonhufvud, CEO of BlueMark (an internationally renowned third-party verifier of impact investing), the Social Impact Management Initiative and the MUFG Bank in a webinar titled, "The Era of Impact Accountability: Impact Performance, Reporting and Evaluation Challenges".
Mar 17, 2022
GLIN Founding Partner Masato Nakamura Speaks at the Social Innovation Connect
GLIN speaks at the Social Innovation Connect, a social innovation event hosted by SAP at Toranomon CIC where GLIN participates in a panel discussion on impact investing.
Jan 31, 2022
GLIN Signs onto the Japan Impact-driven Financing Initiative
GLIN signs onto and becomes one of the signatory organizations of the Impact Oriented Finance Declaration. Comments from GLIN members are also recorded by the committee.
Dec 31, 2021
GLIN Founding Partner Appointed Member of Jury for the Business With Attitude Project
GLIN Founding Partner, Masato Nakamura was appointed as a mentor and member of the jury for the Business With Attitude project of Figaro magazine, which supports female entrepreneurs.
Dec 12, 2021
GLIN Featured at an Event Hosted by ImpactShare
A discussion was held with Ms. Nao Sudo who published "An Introduction to Impact Investing" (Nikkei Bunko) at an event by ImpactShare, an impact investment information site operated by Ms. Sudo and GLIN Impact Capital.
Dec 8, 2021
GLIN Featured by Nikkei Financial
Nikkei Financial reported on GLIN and the background of its business launch in an article titled, "Entrepreneurial Spirit Growing at Traditional Schools, Inquiring Deeply into Japanese Companies, Harvard Business School”.
Dec 6, 2021
GLIN Co-Hosts Event with Japan Crowd Capital (JCC) on Supporting Social Enterprises
GLIN co-hosts an event (held at Shibuya QWS but also available online) with Japan Crowd Capital, which operates Fundinno, an equity investment crowdfunding company. Topics discussed include fundraising for social entrepreneurs and 'Exit to Community', which is one of the exit methods for impact investors.
Aug 31, 2021
GLIN Presents on the Trend of ESG and Sustainable Finance in the US
GLIN presents on the trend of ESG and sustainable finance in the U.S. and also participates in a panel discussion with Ms. Jiang (WiL) on a webinar titled, "ESG Investment from the U.S. and its Latest Trends" hosted by Nikkei America, Inc.
Aug 31, 2021
GLIN Hosts Online Event Featuring HBS Professor George Serafeim
GLIN hosts an event featuring Harvard Business School Professor, George Serafeim, who is leading the development of Impact Weighted Account, a new accounting method that incorporates impact and sustainability perspectives and is having a major impact on the development of ESG/impact investing.
Jul 29, 2021
GLIN Hosts Online Event Featuring LUXL and Mercari
Online event featuring Mr. Nagami, CFO of LUXL, and Ms. Tahara, ESG Lead of Mercari, on the topic of "ESG and Sustainability Strategies for Startups and Growth Stage Companies" at a webinar hosted by Nikkei and the Financial Times. In the first half of the video, GLIN Impact Capital explains how startups and growing companies are responding to ESG issues.
Jul 29, 2021
GLIN Hosts Global Impact Investing Event Online
GLIN organized, facilitated and presented at the "Global Frontiers of Impact Investing" hosted by Nikkei and the Financial Times, where we heard from global leaders in impact investing including Harvard Business School professors and professionals from BlackRock, Baillie Gifford, Engine No. 1, and Bridges Fund Management.
Jul 29, 2021
GLIN Hosts an Impact Investing Session on NIKKEI
GLIN hosts an online event titled, “ESG Investment, Exploring New Trends in the Post-Covid World” along with Nikkei and the Financial Times. GLIN advisors Shawn Cole, Vikram Gandhi, and Brian Trelstad were featured in the panel discussion.
Jul 8, 2021
GLIN Moderates an Impact Investing Event at CIC Tokyo Venture Cafe
At the CIC Tokyo Venture Cafe, an event moderated and also featuring GLIN was held titled, "What is Impact Investing for Resolving Social Issues? How do ESG Investments relate with SDGs and what are the Merits for Startups?”.
Jun 24, 2021
GLIN Founding Partner Masato Nakamura Speaks at Unifa Online Event
GLIN Founding Parter Masato Nakamura spoke with Unifa and other late & cross-over stage investors in an online event titled, "CEOs and CFOs of Startups Tackling Social Issues Talk with Investors about Major Fundraising".
Jun 20, 2021
GLIN Advisors Receive Teaching Recognition Award for Excellence in Sustainable Finance Education
GLIN advisors HBS Professor Shawn Cole and HBS Professor Vikram Gandhi received the Teaching Recognition Award in Sustainable Finance from the Financial Times.
Apr 23, 2021
GLIN Founding Partner Masato Nakamura Speaks at Tama University Institute for Social Investment Impact Salon
GLIN Founding Parter Masato Nakamura spoke at the Tama University Institute for Social Investment Impact Salon titled, "New Trends in Impact Investment: Next Generation Leaders Challenging New Impact Investment Funds".
Apr 4, 2021
GLIN Impact Capital Featured on Nikkei Newspaper
A Nikkei Newspaper article from April 2021 on impact investment funds in Japan featured GLIN Impact Capital and comments from its Founding Partner, Masato Nakamura.