Shin Furuya joined Domini in 2006. He is a member of the Domini Funds Investment Committee, which is responsible for the review and approval of potential investments. He also leads and contributes in setting the standards and policies as a member of Domini’s Standards Committee, providing guidance regarding overall ESG issues and strategies. He helps advise and coordinate the overall research process. He also actively engages with companies, civil society organizations and governments on wide-range of thematic and sector-specific issues. In addition, he leads and oversees Domini’s proxy voting practices as well as contributing to the revisions of the proxy voting guidelines. Prior to his current role, Mr. Furuya served as Vice President, Responsible Research & Engagement Specialist, leading Domini’s research processes, development and reviewing the industry key performance indicators as well as actively engaging with various stakeholders.
Mr. Furuya is a member of the advisory board of the EIRIS Conflict Risk Network, a network of over 70 institutional investors focusing on challenges regarding the conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRAs), and an advisory consultant for T&D Asset Management, the asset management division of a leading Japanese insurance group focused on ESG integration. He also represents Domini as a member of the Thirty Percent Coalition, a multi-stakeholder advocacy group to increase gender diversity in the corporate boardroom. In 2015, he was named among the ‘Most Influential Environmental Investors’ by the Journal of Environmental Investing.
Prior to joining Domini, Mr. Furuya was a research analyst for the Investor Responsibility Research Center, and a lead researcher for Institutional Shareholder Services. He also worked as national coordinator for the Economic Relations and Human Rights Program and the Refugee Program at Amnesty International Japan, where he managed two national programs.
Mr. Furuya holds a B.A. in political science and international studies from the University of Oregon, an M.A. in international relations with a focus on global markets and politics, and a certificate of advanced studies in environmental dispute resolution from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University.