Kazunao Sato is the Japan Representative of CSEO Space Alliance International, and a stakeholder member of the SDGs platform development of the Japanese government. He continues to serve as the Senior Strategic Director of Business and Sustainability at several major professional firms. For over 20 years Kazunao has served as Director, CFO and COO for several competitive global industries, finance securities and service industries in APAC, the Indian Sub-Continent and Japan. His experiences include, Intelligence and strategy consulting, M&A, JV incubation projects, PE analysis for investment, IPO, financial management, PMO across multiple countries and disciplines, debt management and fund raising to develop corporate business exposure and opportunities and operations-performance improvement and transformation. Kazunao has served as a United Nations Global Compact Leader for leading social sustainability and strategy projects that include CSV, social innovation, human rights DD, inclusive business, social impact fund/bonds, ESG, and strategic relationship development between the private sector, international organizations, UN agencies and NGO’s. He also serves in the following capacities: Ecological Economics Expert, United Nations Harmony with Nature; Permanent Observer to the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance; Representative to United Nations and Specialized Consultative Status Member, United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) UN Headquarters and United Nations Office of Vienna (UNOV); Committee Member, Japan Communication, UNESCO CICT IFCT Italian Committee; Committee Member, Corporate Risk Management Committee, International Aeronautic Federation(IAF); Jury and Challenge Leadership Group Member, Sustainable Urban Communities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT), SOLVE; Senior Advisor, Good City Foundation and Future City Summit; Climate Emergency Expert and Advisor, School of the Environment Advisory Group, Yale University.
Kazunao Sato serves as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). Founded in 1754, the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), is a London-based organization with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as its current Patron. The society awards the honorary title of “Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)” on individuals worldwide who have made outstanding achievements toward social progress and development.