Longevity Partners launches in Asia with new office in Japan

14 September 2022 Consultancy.asia 2 min. read
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International sustainability consultancy Longevity Partners has launched in Asia with a new office in Japan, the firm’s ninth location worldwide.

Founded in 2015, Longevity Partners is dedicated to helping organisations with their transition to a low carbon economy. The firm provides strategic advisory, transformation support and compliance solutions to property investors, developers and occupiers.

Since its launch, the London-headquartered consulting firm has expanded to the major business centres of Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Munich, New York, Austin and Seattle, with Tokyo the next step on its internationalisation agenda.

Longevity Partners pens Asia headquarters in Tokyo

“We are very excited about our Japanese expansion, the world's third largest economy. The new office enables us to respond to fantastic client demand in Asia Pacific and accelerate our impact in the region,” said Etienne Cadestin, Founder and CEO of Longevity Partners.

“This latest expansion finalises our three years globalisation program, which means that we can now deliver globally wherever our clients need us. It also marks a milestone for Longevity as we now have boots on the ground in 6 of the G7 countries, which represent around 30 percent of the global economy.”

The new office, which will serve as the Asia headquarters, will be led by Kemmu Kawai, who has been appointed Country Director of Japan. He will focus on expanding the firm’s reputation and track record in the region, and on building a team of local experts – with recruitment well underway.

Kawai: “I am excited to launch the Tokyo office. I will bring to the Longevity Partners team my expertise in real estate in Asia and am looking forward to delivering unique ESG solutions to our local as well as global clients across the Asia Pacific region.”

“Our ambition is to employ more than a hundred people in the next few years in our Tokyo office, to support our partners and accelerate the region’s decarbonisation efforts,” said Kawai.

The expansion comes on the heels of Longevity Partners being recognised by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s fastest growing consultancies. In 2021, the firm doubled its annual revenue for the seventh consecutive year in a row.