Aina Fukuda

Head of Japan Investment Stewardship

Aina Fukuda
Based in Tokyo, Aina leads LGIM's stewardship efforts in Japan. Working with colleagues in London and Chicago, she engages directly with companies, regulators and other investors on a range of issues, including climate change, biodiversity, board governance, and diversity. Prior to joining LGIM in 2019, she was a sustainability consultant at PwC Japan where she helped build the firm’s corporate sustainability advisory practice. Aina serves as the Deputy Chair of the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA) Japan Working Group, which comprises 29 members with a combined global AUM of more than US$20 trillion. She also sits on the SASB Standards Advisory Group and represents LGIM at a number of organisations, such as the 30% Club Japan Investor Group and Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (JCLP). She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the USA. Outside work, she enjoys spending time in nature and at the Aikido dojo.

Other articles by Aina Fukuda

We’re calling on Nippon Steel to become a regional leader on climate-related lobbying disclosures
ESG and long-term themes

We’re calling on Nippon Steel to become a regional leader on climate-related lobbying disclosures

After two years of intensive individual and collaborative engagement, we have co-filed a...
By Aina FukudaLewis Ashworth
22 May 2024
4 min read
Climate policy engagement: spotlight on Japan
Aina Fukuda
ESG and long-term themes

Climate policy engagement: spotlight on Japan

We believe Japan has much to gain from adopting more robust Paris-aligned policies that avoid tyi...
By Aina Fukuda
19 Dec 2023
5 min read
Highlights from Japan’s AGM season
Aina Fukuda
ESG and long-term themes

Highlights from Japan’s AGM season

We saw improvements in board independence and diversity, more investors holding directors...
By Aina Fukuda
13 Nov 2023
3 min read
What did we see during Japan’s 2021 AGM season?
Aina Fukuda
ESG and long-term themes

What did we see during Japan’s 2021 AGM season?

In this blog, we share highlights from Japan’s latest AGM season, summarising some of our key...
By Aina Fukuda
13 Jul 2021
3 min read
ESG disclosures in Japan: why it’s an area of focus
Aina Fukuda
ESG and long-term themes

ESG disclosures in Japan: why it’s an area of focus

Following the launch of an engagement campaign on ESG transparency by our Investment Stewardship...
By Aina Fukuda
28 May 2021
4 min read
Hi-seiki, high stakes: how we engage on gender diversity in Japan
Aina Fukuda
ESG and long-term themes

Hi-seiki, high stakes: how we engage on gender diversity in Japan

Women face many barriers to career progression in Japan. We’re using our influence as a major...
By Aina Fukuda
17 May 2021
4 min read
Why gender diversity in Japan’s boardrooms matters
Aina Fukuda
ESG and long-term themes

Why gender diversity in Japan’s boardrooms matters

A year ago, we extended our voting policy on female representation on boards to Japan; in this bl...
By Aina Fukuda
10 May 2021
4 min read
Japan’s AGM season: Looking to next year and beyond
Aina Fukuda
ESG and long-term themes

Japan’s AGM season: Looking to next year and beyond

We will support reforms that ensure AGMs in Japan deliver accountability more inclusively.  
By Aina Fukuda
25 Jun 2020
4 min read
Japan’s AGM season: A year like no other
Aina Fukuda
ESG and long-term themes

Japan’s AGM season: A year like no other

COVID-19 has only amplified the importance of issues related to ESG and resilience, so we will...
By Aina Fukuda
25 Jun 2020
4 min read

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