Jesse Nishinaga

Jesse Nishinaga

Senior Consultant, San Francisco
With more than 10 years of experience in corporate responsibility consulting, finance, and operations, I understand the challenges that companies face in integrating sustainability into everyday practice. This is why I strive to bring my clients advice that is both idealistic and practical—to push the boundary of what would be beneficial for companies and society in the long run, while balancing shorter term needs and expectations. I work with all types of companies from across industries, and specialize in materiality, strategy, and integration. I also focus on topics including human rights, climate change, inclusive economy, education, and living wage.

Before joining Corporate Citizenship, I served in an advisory role for a global nonprofit organization, advising Global 1000 companies on corporate responsibility strategy, reporting, and supply chain sustainability. Prior to this role, I worked in a variety of corporate roles at PepsiCo, Johnson & Johnson, and Gap, Inc., and also lived in Tokyo, Japan, to help build Gap, Inc.’s Japan operations. I hold a B.S. and M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and currently serve on the Center for Responsible Business’ alumni advisory board.

Client & Project experience:
I have managed more than 40 consulting engagements over the past 6 years with companies from North America, Europe, and Japan. These engagements ranged in type, including, but not limited to: materiality assessment, strategy development, stakeholder mapping and engagement, supplier responsibility program development, sustainable procurement, science-based climate target setting, and human rights gap assessment.

Person I most admire:
My father, who has spent a life time fighting for social justice, whether he was achieving redress and reparations for Japanese American internment, advancing policies for workplace equality, or pushing for more environmentally sound public infrastructure. He continues to inspire me with his boundless enthusiasm.

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