Arisa Kishigami is a thought leader and independent consultant, assisting Arkadiko’s clients in developing and implementing their sustainable investment and stewardship strategies.
Since April 2019, Arisa has worked independently under her initiative En-CycleS, standing for “Engagement Cycle for Sustainability”. Through her activities, Arisa aims to enhance business and investment practices so they may better align with the long term sustainability of the environment and society.
Having previously worked in FTSE Russell’s Sustainable Investment team for 13 years, including as Head of ESG for the Asia Pacific region, Arisa’s experience ranges from managing global corporate engagement programmes, ESG criteria development, sustainable investment index product development, and institutional investor engagement on stewardship and ESG integration.
In addition to being a Senior Consultant for Arkadiko Partners, Arisa helps to shape the debates, frameworks, and action through strategic dialogues with companies, publications and public speaking. As part of this, Arisa is also a Board member of Japan Sustainable Investment Forum (JSIF), and a member to a number of public committees such as the Japanese Financial Services Agency (JFSA) Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance.
Arisa holds an MSc from the University of Oxford in African Studies, and a bachelor’s degree from Keio University in Policy Management.