About us

Vision, Mission, Value


EDSG contributes to create a mechanism that realizes the sustainable development of Society keeping with the long term value creation of Companies themselves.


  • Seek for effective and efficient ESG information disclosure framework for both on issuers and sophisticated investors.
  • Accumulation of best practices
  • Foster mutual understanding between stakeholders for better decision making


Problem solving through partnerships

Respect for diversity

Long-term and global viewpoint

Corporate profile

Name General Incorporation Association of ESG Disclosure Study Group / EDSG
Address 1-6-6 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, 100-8280 Japan
Establishment date 15th June, 2020
Activities 1.Studying effective and efficient ESG disclosure and its framework
2.Accumulating practical knowledge and methodologies to implement ESG disclosure
3.Advancing mutual understanding between companies and stakeholders
4.Publish white papers to share study outcomes

Directors and Auditor

Representative Director Tetsuo Kitagawa,Ph.D Emeritus Professor of Aoyama Gakuin University
and Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University
Co-Representative Director Norio Masuda Senior Manager of Hitachi, Ltd.
Director Keiichi Ushijima Principal, EY Japan Co., Ltd.
Director Koichiro Saio Partner, KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd.
Director Keiko Tatsuwaki Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC
Director Akira Kashima Group Managing Partner, PwC Japan
Director Hiroyuki Horii Managing Executive Officer,
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Auditor Yoichi Mori Certified Public Accountant

Fellow and Advisor, Founder

Fellow Takayuki Sumita Chairperson, WICI(World Intellectual Capital/Assets Initiative)
Council member, IIRC(International Integrated Reporting Council)
Executive Officer, Assistant CSO, Sumitomo Corporation
President & CEO, Sumitomo Corporation Global Research Co.Ltd.
Fellow Takatoshi Yamamoto Independent Director of Hitachi, Ltd.
Board Member Audit and Supervisory Committee Member (Outside Director) of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd
Advisor, Founder Hideo Watanabe Strategy Officer of Hitachi, Ltd.