Prof. Schumacher is an Associate Professor in Sustainable Finance and ESG at Kyushu University (Japan). He is also a Visiting Lecturer at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan). In addition, he is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Oxford (UK).
His research focuses on ESG data and impact metrics, sustainability reporting, greenwashing, green bonds, natural capital, nature-based carbon offsets, biodiversity and ecosystem services, renewable energy project development, and TCFD/TNFD disclosures.
Past work includes work as a Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow in Sustainable Finance and ESG at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, as a consultant for the Luxembourg Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, and as a postdoctoral researcher in sustainable finance at the University of Oxford. He also had adjunct lecturer positions at the University of Luxembourg, United Nations University (Tokyo, Japan) and Audencia Business School (France).
In terms of organizational outreach activities and society memberships, he is a member of the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB). In addition, he is also a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and sits on the ISO Technical Committees on Sustainable Finance (TC 322) and Environmental Management (TC 207).
He holds a PhD degree in Environmental Science from the University of Tokyo (2017) and Master’s Degree in Environmental Law from the University of California, Berkeley (2012).