He is a Lecturer in Sustainable Finance and ESG at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. His research focuses on ESG data and impact metrics, sustainable finance frameworks, green bonds, natural capital valuation, ecosystem services, renewable energy project development, and TCFD disclosure.
In addition, Kim is a consultant for the Luxembourg Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development in the areas of ESG project integration, green bonds, climate-related risk disclosure (TCFD), and sustainable finance. Prior to this, he conducted post-doctoral sustainable finance research as part of the Economics of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance programmes at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.
He is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and sits on the ISO Technical Committees on Sustainable Finance (TC 322) and Environmental Management (TC 207). Kim is also a member of the Technical Working Groups of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), and the Green Finance Network Japan (GFNJ).
He was a visiting research fellow at Harvard University and a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge. He holds a PhD degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Tokyo (2017) and Masters degree in Environmental Law and Policy from UC Berkeley (2012).