Zero Board Co., Ltd.
Zeroboard establishes internal think tank “Zeroboard Research Institute” Former Deputy Director of United Nations Climate Technology Center and Network Tomoo Machiba appointed Director
-Aiming to enhance ESG support for companies through research and proposals on sustainability management trends-
Zeroboard Co., Ltd. (Minato-ku, Tokyo, CEO Michitaka Tokeiji, hereinafter “our company”), which provides the solution “zeroboard” that supports the calculation, disclosure, and reduction of GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions, announced on August 1, 2023. Established an internal think tank “Zeroboard Research Institute” (commonly known as “Zeroboard Research Institute”), which specializes in grasping and researching domestic and international trends in sustainability management and providing consulting for companies. . At the same time, he has been engaged in sustainability, climate change-related strategies and policies, and institutional design at international organizations such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). We are pleased to announce that Tomoo Machiba, former Deputy Director of the United Nations Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN) under the COP, has been appointed as Director.
“Zero Board Research Institute” will support corporate sustainability management by researching and disseminating domestic and overseas policy trends and technology trends.
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/87068/103/resize/d87068-103-85c30d0ca857cdceb1fc-0.jpg&s3=87068-103-a8e7b46718cc00a59425187e2e4d1cb5-1800×1012.jpg] Zero Board Research Institute Director Tomoo Machiba (front left) and his consultant
■ Background to the establishment of “Zero Board Research Institute” In June 2023, the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) issued IFRS S1 and IFRS S2, which are expected to replace TCFD (*1) as disclosure standards in the future. It has been published (*2). Also in June, the first draft of the disclosure standards (ESRS: European Sustainability Reporting Standards) of the new corporate
sustainability information disclosure directive (CSRD: Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive) in the EU was announced. Framework discussions are progressing rapidly. Today, companies are required to face sustainability items represented by Environment, Social, and Governance, and aim for sustainable growth of corporate management. ■ About “Zeroboard Research Institute” “Zeroboard Research Institute” is a global think tank specializing in sustainability management, which was established by our company in response to the above background. In addition to the director’s waiting room, members who were engaged in business such as corporate sustainability disclosure and LCA belong to 1. Research and proposals on the latest policy and technology trends, 2. Regulations and customer trends to our products Reflection, 3. It is a specialized organization that conducts consulting for companies. ■ Introduction of Director Tomoo Machiba Director of Zero Board Research Institute
[Image 2: https://prtimes.jp/i/87068/103/resize/d87068-103-70ab98ac10a821bdd91c-1.jpg&s3=87068-103-917d22ce0f389a39222a11731704b30b-3900×3900.jpg] After working as a reporter for the Asahi Shimbun, he has been involved in supporting corporate and government sustainability strategies internationally. Involved in revising guidelines at the GRI International Secretariat, and leading eco-innovation policy research at the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Bureau. At the
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), he is in charge of knowledge management of renewable energy technology data around the world. As Deputy Director of the United Nations Climate Technology Center Network (CTCN), he will support technology transfer to developing countries and will return to Japan in 2021. Worked as a partner in charge of decarbonization and ESG at ERM, a
foreign-affiliated consulting company, and assumed the position of Director of Zero Board Research Institute in August 2023.
Graduated from Sophia University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Newspaper Studies. [Inaugural comment] As “Zero Board Research Institute”, by communicating the world’s climate change and
sustainability trends including COP with the fastest and calm analysis, We want to support governments and businesses. In addition, we will strive to become an organization that disseminates to the world what we should aim for toward a decarbonized society by absorbing the latest information and discussions from the wide user base of ZeroBoard, and by collaborating with overseas research institutes. I will continue. ■Comments from Michitaka Tokeji, Representative Director of Zero Board Sustainability is now one of the most important issues in corporate management, and the actions that companies should take are becoming more sophisticated every day. In such an environment, we aim to continue to be selected as a partner company for sustainability management by building a system to guide and support the responses required by companies on a global basis. By welcoming Mr. Machiba as director and organizing the system as Zero Board Research Institute, we will further strengthen our research and dissemination capabilities. We will continue to earnestly face our client companies and the society in which we live in order to realize our mission of “turning climate change into a possibility for society.” (*1) Abbreviation for Task force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. A working group designed to disclose
information on management strategies based on climate-related risks and opportunities. (*2) ISSB press release (Japanese version)
https://www.ifrs.org/content/dam/ifrs/news/2023/issb-standards-launch-press-release-japanese.pdf Company Profile Stocks Company Zero Board (https://zeroboard.jp) Location: Sumitomo Fudosan Mita Twin Building West Building 10th Floor, 3-5-27 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo Representative: Michitaka Tokeji, Representative Director Established: August 24, 2021 Business description: Development and provision of “zeroboard”, a cloud service for calculating and visualizing greenhouse gas emissions / Consulting on decarbonization management / Operation of the user community “All Aboard!” [What is zeroboard]
[Image 3: https://prtimes.jp/i/87068/103/resize/d87068-103-535096416363b82e2c01-2.png&s3=87068-103-cb5b1d435f92a56bb117677da5af6891-1800×1435.png] “zeroboard” is a solution that supports calculation, disclosure and reduction of GHG emissions. In addition to calculating and visualizing domestic and overseas supply chain emissions and emissions by product and service (carbon footprint: CFP) on the cloud, it is also possible to register the amount of contribution to reduction and water resources, etc., and output various reports. also supported. We support decarbonized management of companies by providing GHG reduction solutions that meet the challenges of user companies, using calculations as a starting point. Based on “zeroboard”, we have developed and started offering “zeroboard construction” for the construction industry and “zeroboard logistics” for the logistics industry as products with industry-specific functions. [Webinar for companies being held] We hold webinars for companies for decarbonized management every month. We will explain the latest trends in decarbonization in Japan and overseas and how to use “zeroboard”, so please apply. Please see the event page on our website for details. -Held on August 8-The latest trends in the decarbonization market and the moves required now-From the latest real knowledge of zero board-: https://zeroboard.jp/9536
-Held on August 22-First CFP calculation practice -Part 1:
Basics–Introducing the whole picture of CFP and key points of calculation-: https://zeroboard.jp/9725
-Held on August 29-[Archive distribution] “How to start decarbonized management” for beginners: https://zeroboard.jp/9627
-Held on September 5-First CFP calculation practice -Part 2: Practical version–How to overcome the challenges faced by calculation staff-: https://zeroboard.jp/9730
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