Harvard Business School Club of Japan Sustainability Seminar Series (the session will be in ENGLISH)


The Suntory way: Putting sustainability at the core of its business byTak Niinami, CEO of Suntory Holdings (HBS MBA 1991)

Sustainability is no longer an option, but a must. As a CEO of a multinational beverage giant, Tak Niinami will share his thoughts on how to manage a global company in driving the sustainability agenda forward and the challenges he faces.


Date/time: May 30 (M) 20:00-21:00 via ZOOM.  In English.

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Tak Niinami (HBS MBA 1991)

CEO, Suntory Holdings Limited

Tak Niinami is the Chief Executive Officer of Suntory Holdings, one of the world's leading consumer products companies with operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania. Prior to joining Suntory in 2014, he served as CEO of Lawson, Inc.

Outside of Suntory, Tak is a member of the Council on Social Security Reform for All Generations and has served on the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy as senior economic advisor to the Prime Minister since 2014. Currently he is Vice Chair of the Board of Councilors of Keidanren – Japan Business Foundation, and Vice Chairman of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives.  He is also a member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Board, the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council, the Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Global Board of Advisors of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Business Council in the US and Vice Chairman of Asia Business Council.

Tak received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Tatsuo Kawasaki (HBS MBA 1995)

Partner, Unison Capital, Inc.


Tatsuo Kawasaki co-founded Unison Capital in 1998. His investment experience ranges from consumer goods, retail, food & beverages, financial services, and electronic parts manufacturing. Prior to founding Unison Capital, he worked at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey, and also has experience in a start-up directing IPO.

Tatsuo holds a B.A. in Economics from Keio University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Yukiko Tsukamoto (HBS MBA 2012)

Partner, Bain and Company


Yukiko Tsukamoto is a partner at Bain and Company, a consultancy. She leads Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility practice at Tokyo office. She has deep experience in working with clients on developing sustainability strategy and mobilizing it.
Yukiko holds a B.A. in Economics from Keio University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School