MSCI Names Sustainable Investment Pioneer Hiromichi Mizuno as Special Advisor to the CEO

Financial services data and research group MSCI has confirmed the appointment of Hiromichi Mizuno as a Special Advisor to the CEO.

Mizuno is widely recognised as a pioneering figure in the world of sustainable investment and has played a pivotal role in promoting and implementing sustainable principles throughout the financial industry. He is particularly known for his impact and active efforts in advocating for and addressing climate change and gender diversity through investment practices.

He served as the Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan, the largest pension fund in the world with approximately US$1.4 trillion in assets under management, from 2015 to 2020.

Other significant former roles held by Mizuno include Special Envoy of the U.N. Secretary-General on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments and Director of the Board of Tesla. Mizuno currently serves as a Mission Committee Member of Danne, S.A., Director of the Board of LiveWire Group Inc., and CFA Institute Research and Policy Advisor Council member.

In the Special Advisor role, Mizuno will provide MSCI with strategic counsel, thought leadership, and industry engagement. MSCI said his involvement and expertise will help further solidify the company’s ability to navigate the complexities of investment risks and opportunities, particularly climate and other sustainability issues facing long-term investors.

“We are thrilled to welcome Hiro Mizuno to MSCI, his is unparalleled investment experience and his leadership in integrating sustainability considerations into the investment process will undoubtedly enhance our own expertise and capabilities as we continue to build innovative solutions and research cutting-edge investment issues for our clients worldwide,” said Henry Fernandez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MSCI.