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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.

NHK Feature: Profit & Solve Social Issues! Impact Investing: Killing Two Birds with One Stone?

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.

GLIN Featured on NHK's Morning Program: Good Morning Japan

Nov 13, 2022

GLIN Featured in Fortune Japan Magazine

Impact Investing in Full Swing: The "Revolution of the 21st Century" to Create the Next Big Tech

GLIN Featured in Fortune Japan Magazine

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,

Introduction to Social Impact Management Seminar

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.

GLIN Founding Partner Masato Nakamura Speaks at GIIN Investor Forum 2022

Sep 28, 2022

GLIN's Successful 2nd Closing of Initial Fund

Released a press release in September 2022 regarding the successful second closing of GLIN’s initial fund.

GLIN's Successful 2nd Closing of Initial Fund

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.

HBS Club of Japan Webinar: How does Impact Investing change the world? ~Beyond ESG Investing~

Aug 21, 2022

Article on GLIN Published by Spaceship Earth

GLIN members were interviewed and an article was written by Spaceship Earth on the origin story of GLIN Impact Capital and its mission.

Article on GLIN Published by Spaceship Earth

Jul 24, 2022

GLIN Selected as one of 100 Impact Companies by Forbes Japan

GLIN was interviewed for the September 2022 issue of Forbes Japan and was selected as one of 100 Impact Companies.

GLIN Selected as one of 100 Impact Companies by Forbes Japan

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".

GLIN Founding Partner Masato Nakamura Participates in a Webinar alongside CEO of BlueMark and other Esteemed Guests

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.

GLIN Founding Partner Masato Nakamura Speaks at the Social Innovation Connect

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.

GLIN Signs onto the Japan Impact-driven Financing Initiative

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.

GLIN Founding Partner Appointed Member of Jury for the Business With Attitude Project

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.

GLIN Featured at an Event Hosted by ImpactShare

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”.

GLIN Featured by Nikkei Financial

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.

GLIN Co-Hosts Event with Japan Crowd Capital (JCC) on Supporting Social Enterprises

Nov 26, 2021

GLIN Featured in SIIF

GLIN was interviewed by the Foundation for the Advancement of Social Change (SIIF) and featured twice in their "Impact Investors to Meet Now" article series.

GLIN Featured in SIIF

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.

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GLIN Presents on the Trend  of ESG and Sustainable Finance in the US

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.

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GLIN Hosts Online Event Featuring HBS Professor George Serafeim

Jul 31, 2021

GLIN Featured in FUNDINNO

GLIN featured in the Social Venture page of Japan Crowd Capital FUNDINNO.

GLIN Featured in FUNDINNO

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.

GLIN Hosts Online Event Featuring LUXL and Mercari

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.

GLIN Hosts Global Impact Investing Event Online

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.

GLIN Hosts an Impact Investing Session on  NIKKEI

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?”.

GLIN Moderates an Impact Investing Event at CIC Tokyo Venture Cafe

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".

GLIN Founding Partner Masato Nakamura Speaks at Unifa Online Event

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.

GLIN Advisors Receive Teaching Recognition Award for Excellence in Sustainable Finance Education

Jun 1, 2021

Press Release by Unifa Regarding GLIN's Investment

A press release was issued by Unifa regarding GLIN’s investment in Unifa.

Press Release by Unifa Regarding GLIN's Investment

May 13, 2021

Press Release by On the Slope Regarding GLIN's Investment

A press release was issued by On the Slope regarding GLIN’s investment in the company.

Press Release by On the Slope Regarding GLIN's Investment

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".

GLIN Founding Partner Masato Nakamura Speaks at Tama University Institute for Social Investment Impact Salon

Apr 14, 2021

GLIN Featured on BRIDGE

BRIDGE (online blog) published an article about GLIN’s fund formation and impact investments.

GLIN Featured on BRIDGE

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.

GLIN Impact Capital Featured on Nikkei Newspaper