Sustainability Committee


The ANZCCJ Sustainability Committee’s purpose is to promote sustainable investment, trade, business and collaboration between Australia, Japan and New Zealand. Sustainability initiatives and practices are crucial for business longevity and better outcomes for our economy, environment, investors, customers and society. Sustainability is relevant to all industries – economically and also for the positive impact it has on society.


Promote awareness, share experiences, support advocacy and provide opportunities to build connections and collaborate to support sustainability strategies across large corporates, SME businesses, start-ups, academia and government.

We understand that sustainability is a journey and that everyone is at a different stage, so we want to ensure that whatever size of company, whatever industry, our events and programs help you to take your next step.


Sustainable Investment & Trade: covering the industries relevant to our members, including energy transition (hydrogen, renewables, carbon capture etc.); green infrastructure and real estate; sustainable resources; green finance; sustainable retail and consumption; sustainable hospitality/tourism/travel; sustainable agriculture; sustainable cities; sustainable supply chains; sustainable sports.

Sustainable Organisations: covering the key issues relevant to our members, including diversity & inclusion, data security and privacy, governance and ethics, wellbeing and talent management/pipeline (aging population).

ANZCCJ Sustainability Champions:

Energy & Infrastructure:  Shu Saito (Representative Director, President, and Head of Japan at Macquarie Asset Management)

Resources: Jennifer Sakaguchi (Chief Advisor, Brand & Reputation, Corporate Relations, Rio Tinto) and Kohei Tamura (Manager, Stakeholder Engagement & Government Relations, Rio Tinto)

Real Estate & Construction: Andrew Gauci (CEO & Managing Director, Lendlease Japan)

Financial Institutions: Martin Spann (Japan Country Manager, Commonwealth Bank of Australia)

Consumer: Gerard Adams (General Manager, Corporate Planning Department, Kyowa Hakko Bio (Kirin Holdings))

Sport: Ian Scott (Senior Partner, Atsumi & Sakai)

Organisations: Gavin Dixon (Director, Global Perspectives K.K.).

Sustainability Committee Upcoming Events

Sustainability Committee Co-Chairs