We aim to promote sound climate financing mechanisms for natural capital
We combine remote sensing and causal inference techniques to assess the effectiveness of nature conservation projects with a high degree of accuracy. We also collaborate with national and international research and public institutions to incorporate cutting-edge knowledge on natural capital. By visualising these findings in an easy-to-understand format that can be shared and incorporated into our own services, we encourage companies interested in purchasing carbon credits to invest in natural capital. Forest carbon credits are mainly generated by project developers, such as environmental NGOs, who carry out forest conservation activities in tropical rainforests and other areas. We provide a platform that connects both credit buyers and project developers, contributing to a faster and more transparent sharing of information about what is happening on the project site and what companies are looking for.
At war against greenwashing
- We pledge to remain alert to prevent unintended involvement in greenwashing.
- We will do our utmost to ensure that funds are channelled into natural capital without being complicit in the creation of junk carbon credits.
In search of new knowledge
- We continously put in our best effort to stay current with the findings of academic research in our daily work.
- Knowledge can easily become out-of-date in our rapidly changing world and it is extremely crucial to regularly review and renew our understanding.
On the shoulder of giants
- We aim to respect prior research and use that wisdom to build valuable services.
- Our operations are supported by Earth observation satellites such as Sentinel and Landsat, and a wealth of previous research in forest science and ecology.
Next to leading institutions
- The degradation of natural resources, such as through deforestation, is caused by a complex array of factors that we cannot tackle on our own and without external help.
- We strive for collaboration alongside both domestic and overseas research institutes and business companies.
Founder and CEO
Dr. Hiroshi Suetsugu
Entrepreneur/ researcher with 10+ years experience in management consulting. Experienced in data science-related projects in sustainability, supply chain management, electricity, operations, control, machine learning, and data visualization. The University of Tokyo (Doctor of Eng.), INSEAD Management Acceleration Programme.
Dr. Nobuto Yasui
Extensive experiences in business development, sustainability, and R&D strategy. Prior to joining sustainacraft, spent +5 years in material science research, +10 years in management consulting, and +3 years in Japanese investment company. Kyoto University (Bachelor, Master of Eng.), Tokyo Institute of Technology (Doctor of Eng.)
Advisor, Director of International Strategy
15+ years experience in development finance, worked on 10 countries in Latin America and India. Expert in project finance, project leadership in large-scale financing deals. Goldman Sachs Investment Banking, Inter-American Development Bank 15 years, 7 years innovation & strategy advisory experience in Japan. University of Tokyo Masters in Economics, London School of Economics, Bachelor of Science (Econ)., INSEAD Global Executive MBA.
Applied Scientist, Causal Inference Specialist
Dr. Keisuke Takahata
5+ years of research experience in statistical modelling and computation (Bayesian statisitcs, causal inference, missing data analysis). Experienced in remote sensing data analysis for both optical and radar satellite images. Keio University Doctor in Economics.
Geospatial Data Engineer
6+ years experience as a Software Engineer designing and developing GIS applications and geodata workflows, 4+ years experience as an applied mathematics instructor. University of Muenster (Master of Science Math.), University of Greifswald (Bachelor of Science Math.)
10+ years of experience as a machine learning engineer in various areas, 5+ years experience in a public sector
Geospatial Data Engineer
10+ years of experience as a front-end web developer developing data visualization and webGIS applications
10+ years experience as a management consultant in sustainability, 7 years experience in Business and Human Rights.
Background in environmental project, education and translation work. Based in NL.The University of Melbourne (Master of Environment)
Dr. Santa Pandit
Graduates in Environemental Science (Tribhuvan University, Nepal) and Doctoral degree in Forestry from the University of Tokyo with 5+ yrs research experience in Forest Inventory, Mapping and Management with RS and GIS application.
From the Italian Alps to Japan, recently graduated in plant biotechnology and agriculture development with 2+ years of cumulative research experience in molecular biology. University of Trento (Bachelor of Science), University of Tokyo (Master of Science)
CareersThe following positions are
CTO (Chief Technical Officer) Candidate/ Senior Software Engineer
Data scientist / Applied scientist
Business Development Manager