The focus of our strategy is value creation for stakeholders. The key is to identify the stakeholders in the firm's CSR/business activities and establish what kind of value we can create.

Chikako Matsumoto

EY Japan Assurance, FAAS Climate Change and Sustainability Service, Associate Partner

Interested in tackling global issues as well as sustainable growth. Loves the Japanese art of tea ceremony. Enjoys wine tasting.

Chikako Matsumoto is an associate partner for EY Japan's Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) with leadership in integrating ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) into corporate strategy and finance. She is also a leader on advisory work on climate risk and opportunities, based on the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) recommendations.

Prior to joining EY Japan, she worked for over 20 years at international development banks in the field of development finance and sustainability. She was in charge of financial management strategies, financial risk management and development of financial products; she contributed to the development of green bonds, as well as financial products for social impact and climate change. She also provides professional advisory services on public sector finance and financial matters. She has served on the Diversity and Inclusiveness Steering Committee.

She holds an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School (USA), and an MA in International Relations from Hitotsubashi University, Japan. She is a CFA Charterholder.

Building a better working world

“To build a better working world, we need leaders who can solve today's social issues, which are increasingly complex due to globalization. In order to foster future leaders, I think that it's essential for them to partake in activities outside of the company so that they can develop an interdisciplinary knowledge, profound expertise, and high moral standards.

I also teach at the International Public Policy graduate school of a national university in Japan, and serve on the Industry, Government and Academia Affiliate Committee under the Program for Leading Graduate Schools, a project of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.”

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