Longevity Partners launches new Tokyo outpost

09 September 2022 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Sustainability consultancy Longevity Partners has continued its international growth campaign with the launch of a new office in Japan. The Tokyo locale will be headed up by newly appointed Country Director Kemmu Kawai.

As demand for ESG advisory services continues to boom, Longevity Partners has enjoyed a period of significant geographical and headcount growth. In its last financial results, the firm announced it had doubled its revenues for the seventh year running, and would subsequently forge ahead with further expansion.

Longevity had already been declared Europe’s fastest growing ESG advisory firm by the Financial Times, due to growth in its London, Paris, Munich, Amsterdam, Milan, Austin, Seattle and New York wings. Now, it has launched a new outpost in Tokyo, as it announces its arrival in Asia.

Longevity Partners launches new Tokyo outpost

The ninth international office’s launch is in line with Longevity's practice of establishing offices in jurisdictions where clients' needs are the greatest. As Asia’s sustainability consulting market booms, Longevity’s new subsidiary will provide local, tailored, and first-class ESG solutions to Longevity’s new and existing clients in Japan and beyond.

Etienne Cadestin, Longevity’s Founder and Global CEO, commented, “Though the country is the fifth largest carbon emitter in the world, Japan has a very ambitious emission reduction programme to halve their emissions by 2030. Longevity's local team of experts will provide a unique global experience to the local real asset market to meet their climate goals. Our ambition is to create plenty of green jobs and employ more than a hundred people in the next few years in our Tokyo office, to support our partners and accelerate the region's decarbonisation efforts.”

Launched in 2015 to support businesses in the transition to a low carbon economy around the world, Longevity Partners is a multi-disciplinary energy and sustainability consultancy. Headquartered in London, the firm has a global roster of around 170 staff, 54 of whom work in its UK office, serving clients including Blackrock, J.P. Morgan and CBRE. The Tokyo office also marks a milestone for Longevity as it now have boots on the ground in six of the G7 countries, which represent around 30% of the global economy.

Looking ahead, the Japanese office will be helmed by Kemmu Kawai. The new Country Director of Longevity Partners Japan and Asia will be responsible for overseeing all of Longevity’s activities in the region.

Kawai remarked, “I am thrilled to be joining Longevity and excited to launch the Tokyo office, the first Longevity Partner's Asian office with our professional team members. I will bring to the Longevity team my expertise in real estate in Asia and am looking forward to delivering unique ESG solutions to our local as well as global clients across the Asia Pacific region. I am excited to be in this position to contribute to the success of our business and that of our clients.”