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Tesla director Hiro Mizuno picked as UN sustainable investment envoy

Former CIO of Japan's pension 'whale' active in climate and ESG initiatives

Hiromichi Mizuno promoted ESG investing at Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has named Hiromichi Mizuno, a Tesla board member and former chief investment officer at Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund, as special envoy on innovative finance and sustainable investing.

Mizuno has a track record in promoting investment based on environmental, social and governance factors during his five-plus years at the 170 trillion yen ($1.62 trillion) GPIF, one of the world's largest institutional investors.

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