ESG advisory firm Longevity Partners announced today the launch of a new office in Tokyo, Japan, which will serve as the company’s headquarters for the Asia Pacific region. Longevity Partners stated that the new office aims to fit the rapidly evolving needs of its clients and to better support its partners’ decarbonization efforts across the region.
The opening of the Japan office, Longevity Partner’s ninth internationally, comes as the firm continues to experience rapid growth, with revenues doubling in 2021, for the seventh consecutive year. Over the past two years, Longevity Partners has grown its team from 28 members to 170, and the firm has hired more than 70 experts since the start of the year. The firm has also launched a series of new services, including Climate Resilience, Value at Risk, Green Finance, Social Impact, and Net Zero Carbon Portfolio Management.
According to Longevity Partners Founder and Global CEO Etienne Cadestin, the launch of the new Asia headquarters comes in response to “fantastic client demand” in the region, and the firm hopes to employ more than 100 people in the Tokyo office in the next few years.
“Though the country is the fifth largest carbon emitter in the world, Japan has a very ambitious emission reduction program to halve its emissions by 2030. Longevity’s local team of experts will provide a unique global experience to the local real asset market to meet its climate goals.”
The new office will be led by Kemmu Kawai, the new Country Director of Longevity Partners Japan and Asia. Kawai joins the firm from Tokyo-based logistics real estate-focused investment advisory and asset management company CenterPoint Development.
“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.”