UN chief appoints Hiro Mizuno as special envoy on innovative finance, sustainable investments

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UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday announced the appointment of Hiro Mizuno of Japan as the special envoy on innovative finance and sustainable investments.

Mizuno is a Japanese financial executive and former executive management director and chief information officer of the Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan.

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting societies and economies at their core. The special envoy will support the secretary-general's advocacy and engagement in global public-private dialogue to encourage action in new and unprecedented ways to shift public and private investments toward the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, according to a press note issued by the spokesman's office of the secretary-general.

Mizuno has held numerous positions in finance, both in the private and public sectors. He is a founding member of the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative and was also a member of Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance convened by the secretary-general. He currently serves on the board of the Principles for Responsible Investment Association.

Mizuno has served as adviser of the Office of the President of the University of Tokyo and executive fellow of Harvard Business School, Harvard University and visiting fellow of Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and a member of global leadership counsel of Oxford Said Business School, Oxford University.

Mizuno holds a master's degree of business administration from Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University and a bachelor of arts in law from Osaka City University, Japan. Enditem

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