Mari Yoshitaka

Chief Environmental & Social Strategist
Environmental Strategy Advisory Division
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.
After working for an IT company and a US investment bank, Mari Yoshitaka received an MS from the Graduate School of Environmental Policy at the University of Michigan. She then joined the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group), where she performed social impact studies for environmental projects in developing nations.
Ms. Yoshitaka joined Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities in August 2000 as Chief Consultant of Clean Energy Finance Division (current Environmental Strategy Advisory Division). Since then she has been working on climate change policy, with a focus on climate finance and mitigation projects, on pursuing modalities of enhancing financial incentives to reduce greenhouse gases emissions as well as adaptation/resilience, and on generating multiple environmental socioeconomic benefits, including an improvement in human well-being. As an expert in climate change finance, she now advises and consults in the field of ESG investment.
Ms. Yoshitaka also serves as a part-time lecturer at the Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, and as a temporary member of Global Environment Committee, Central Environment Council. She participates in WEP’s subcommittee, Global Compact Network Japan, and is a member of the UN’s We Empower Japan Advisory Group. She was selected as a "Woman of the Year, 2008" by Nikkei Woman.