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- Knowledge can easily become out-of-date in our rapidly changing world and it is extremely crucial to regularly review and renew our understanding.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.
Extensive experiences in management consulting, financial industry (PE fund, banking, etc) and management role (CFO, CSO, etc) in several start-up companies.
Hitotsubashi University (B.A., Economics).
18+ years of experience in software and data engineering. 8+ years leading software engineers and data scientists in developing special purpose data management and analytics solutions. 5+ years in management consulting in innovation and digital transformation.
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 experience as a management consultant in sustainability, 7 years experience in Business and Human Rights.
Dr. Julia Dohner
6+ years of Earth Sciences research experience with a focus on carbon cycling on both global and ecosystem-level scales. Scripps Institution of Oceanography (M.S., Ph.D., Earth Sciences), Pomona College (B.A., Chemistry).
6 years of experience in project finance investment at financial institutions. 2+ years of experience in finance and project management at a climate-tech start-up. Engaged in carbon credit issuance and research on Biochar.
Now in charge of DD of individual projects and formulation of evaluation methods. Osaka University Faculty of Economics.
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 Tokyo (Master of Science), University of Trento (Bachelor of Science).
3+ years experience as a Data Scientist, developing for business advancement through data utilization. Responsible for data analysis, simulator development, and application development for social infrastructure companies. Kochi University of Technology (Master of Engineering).
Carbon Finance Specialist
18 years of experience in project origination & development, management, finance, policy, and carbon markets. Was involved in setting up the India operations of Asia Carbon Exchange, the first-of-its-kind online trading platform for primary carbon credits. Formerly a CDM Registration & Issuance Expert (External) for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and currently a Methodologies Expert for Article 6.4 Mechanism of the UNFCCC.
CareersThe following positions are
CTO (Chief Technical Officer) Candidate/ Senior Software Engineer
Data scientist / Applied scientist
Business Development Manager