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Yasushi Hibi

Vice President, Asia Policy and Managing Director, Conservation International-Japan

Location
Japan
Languages
English, Japanese

Yasushi Hibi

Vice President, Asia Policy and Managing Director, Conservation International-Japan

Yasushi Hibi is the Vice President for Asia Policy. In this role, he direct’s Conservation International’s efforts in Japan to engage the Japanese government as well as the private sector in global conservation and sustainable development efforts, focusing especially on climate change, biodiversity and natural capital management. He serves on several Japanese government committees dealing with various environmental issues, and advises major corporations on corporate social responsibility. He also works with Conservation International’s Asia-Pacific field programs to engage regional development institutions, such as the Asian Development Bank, in nature-based development approaches.​

Some of Yasushi’s professional accomplishments include influencing the Japan International Cooperation Agency’s development aid policy when he worked as a member of their Environmental and Social Safeguard Advisor team. He also engaged Toyota Motor Co in a US$ 3 million sustainable forest management project in the Philippines. He also engaged the Japanese Ministry of Finance in a conservation agenda to secure the government’s second phase of contribution to the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, totaling US$ 25 million.

Prior to joining Conservation International in 2003, Yasushi worked as a policy and strategy consultant at Nomura Research Institute in Tokyo and as an Environment Program Officer, Asia-Pacific region, for the United Nations Development Programme in the New York headquarters. He earned his undergraduate degree from Konan University in theoretical physics, and has his master’s degree in environmental management in resource economics from Duke University. Yasushi lives with his wife, Aiko, in Japan, and in his free time enjoys playing bass guitar, paddling and occasionally surfing.

Some of Yasushi’s professional accomplishments include influencing the Japan International Cooperation Agency’s development aid policy when he worked as a member of their Environmental and Social Safeguard Advisor team. He also engaged Toyota Motor Co in a US$ 3 million sustainable forest management project in the Philippines. He also engaged the Japanese Ministry of Finance in a conservation agenda to secure the government’s second phase of contribution to the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, totaling US$ 25 million.

Prior to joining Conservation International in 2003, Yasushi worked as a policy and strategy consultant at Nomura Research Institute in Tokyo and as an Environment Program Officer, Asia-Pacific region, for the United Nations Development Programme in the New York headquarters. He earned his undergraduate degree from Konan University in theoretical physics, and has his master’s degree in environmental management in resource economics from Duke University. Yasushi lives with his wife, Aiko, in Japan, and in his free time enjoys playing bass guitar, paddling and occasionally surfing.

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Biodiversity Policy, Climate Change
Location
Japan
Languages
English, Japanese