aiESG named to Forbes Asia 100 (100 companies to watch in Asia); webinar on 20 September to celebrate!

Press Release

Seminar on ESG trends to celebrate the election 《Free online seminar from 11:00 on Wed 20 Sept》.

(Head office: Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City; Representative Director: Shunsuke Managi; hereinafter "the Company"), an ESG assessment company, has been selected for inclusion in the Forbes Asia 100 To Watch (100 companies to watch in Asia) 2023*, organised by the global business magazine Forbes Asia. The company has been selected as one of the Forbes Asia 100 To Watch 2023*.

To commemorate this, an ESG trends seminar will be held on 20 September (Wednesday) to celebrate the selection of the Forbes Asia 100 To Watch 2023. The seminar will feature Shunsuke Managi, CEO Daikichi Seki and Keeley Alexander Ryuta, Director and Chief Researcher (CR), who will introduce ESG trends, the relationship between ESG and corporate performance, and the company's initiatives.

▼Register (free of charge) here.

*Forbes Asia 100 To Watch 2023

Forbes Asia 100 To Watch About the selection

The Forbes Asia 100 To Watch, which targets small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups to watch in the Asia-Pacific region, has recognised our efforts and selected us as one of the 100 companies to watch in Asia this year.

For the third edition of the Forbes Asia 100 To Watch 2023, growing companies that have had a positive impact on their home country or regional market, received high praise from customers and successfully attracted investors were carefully selected, with only three companies from Japan selected, including ours.

The Company is a start-up company from Kyushu University that is growing rapidly in the area of ESG analysis services, thanks to its pioneering approach and innovative technology.

ESG-conscious management has attracted attention globally in recent years, but it is not easy to objectively assess your company's efforts and provide appropriate information disclosure to investors and other stakeholders.

As a solution to this challenge, we offer our independently developed ESG assessment service, aiESG, which provides a CO2It supports quantitative and comprehensive assessment and disclosure of ESG information, including biodiversity and human rights, as well as

To commemorate this selection, we will hold a seminar on ESG trends on Wednesday 20 September. This is a unique opportunity to deepen your knowledge of ESG trends. We look forward to your participation.

Comments by Daikichi Seki, CEO, aiESG.

We are delighted to be honoured to be selected as one of Asia's 100 start-ups to watch. We help to comprehensively clarify the value of products and services, not only in terms of the economy and CO2 emissions, but also in terms of their impact on nature and human rights, which are essential in today's world. In this sense, it is those who are trying to contribute to a truly sustainable society who should be recognised. As a compass for these people, we will continue to work as a team to ensure that the global economy moves in a truly sustainable direction.

Outline of the seminar 

■Date and time: 20 September (Wed), 2023 11:00~12:00 
■ Format: online webinar (via Zoom)
■ Participation fee: free of charge (pre-registration required)
■ URL for registration:

Agenda for the day
General ESG trends Representative Director: Shunsuke Managi
Director and CR: Keeley Alexander Ryuta, Director and CR: The relationship between ESG and corporate performance.
■aiESG initiatives CEO: Daikichi Seki
■ Question and answer session

What is aiESG (aiESG), a product-level ESG analysis service?

aiESG is the world's first service that enables comprehensive ESG analysis at product and service level. AI analysis using our ESG supply chain big data enables detailed calculations of over 3,200 ESG indicators, as well as comparisons with industry averages and conventional products. In particular, the CO2It is the world's first solution in that it can quantitatively assess not only environmental aspects such as human rights, biodiversity and labour environment, but also social and governance aspects, including human rights, biodiversity and labour environment, which have become increasingly important in recent years.

List of aiESG assessment items (excerpts)

Furthermore, analysis by aiESG enables geographical estimation, which is difficult with conventional Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and enables visualisation of environmental, social and corporate governance hotspots, not only for direct suppliers, but also for secondary and upstream suppliers.

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In addition, as the only data required from the customer is product cost composition data or physical quantity data, ESG supply chain disclosures, which previously required huge amounts of man-hours, are facilitated.

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About aiESG (aiESG) Ltd.

We are a start-up company from Kyushu University that aims to realise a sustainable society through product- and service-level ESG analysis. We provide aiESG, an ESG assessment platform that traces back the entire supply chain, based on the results of many years of international and academic ESG research, including UN report representatives.

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Company profile

Name of company: aiESG Inc.
Head office: 2F NMF Hakata Ekimae Building, 1-15-20 Hakata Ekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka
President : Shunsuke Managi
Business : Product/service level ESG analysis business.
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Establishment : July 2022.

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