CSR Design Green Investment Advisory, Co., Ltd. (“CSR Design”) is a specialist consulting firm based in Japan, focusing on sustainability aspects in the property and infrastructure sectors. CSR Design has been collaborating with GRESB since 2011 as the first GRESB Partner in Japan. The firm is also a signatory of PRI, and the CEO of the firm, Ryuichi Horie, serves as an advisor for UNEP FI property working group. “CSR” stands for “Catalyst for Sustainability and Responsibility” as well as Corporate Social Responsibility. As such, the firm’s mission is to transform the built environment to a more sustainable one, collaborating with the investment sector as a driver.
CSR Design has extensive experience to support property companies, including developers, J-REIT asset managers and property funds, to operate in a more sustainable manner, both on the asset level and the company/portfolio level.
The firm also keeps dialogues with Japanese national and municipal governments by providing research and proposals for their policy-making process on climate change strategies in the building sector.