Nickname: Olivia
Affiliation: Strategy Planning Group, Corporate Planning Division,
Alma Mater: Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Joined GPSS: January 2022


What did you do before joining GPSS?

I joined GPSS as a new graduate. At university I led or collaborated on sustainability related research projects such as 'Investigating Public Participation in Reconciling Landscape Conservation and Regional Development', 'Sustainable Tourism in National Parks', 'Issues and Recommendations of Corporate ESG Disclosure' and 'How to Support Start-ups in Developing ESG Strategies from a Venture Capital Perspective'.


Please tell us the reason why you decided to join GPSS.

I was interested in being closely involved in the development of specific renewable energy projects, while at the same time being able to put into practice what I had previously learned.


What is your role at GPSS?

In the Strategic Planning Group, I support the fundraising process. I collect, analyse and summarise internal and external information and prepare materials for investors.
In the Sustainability Promotion Group, I am concurrently responsible for developing and monitoring sustainability material issues, conducting climate change scenario analysis and improving the methodology for calculating GHG emissions, as part of the preparation for disclosure under the TCFD.


Please tell us "the moment when your soul ignited" after joining GPSS.

That was when I truly felt that our job was not to 'build power plants' but to 'build connections with the community and society through power plants.'


Please share a piece of advice to future GPSS members!

It is a place where you can always keep trying new things.