Multiplication, harmonization and validation of environmental voluntary schemes: Comparisons of domestic and international labeling, certification and membership schemes in the Asia-Pacific region

Masachika Suzuki

Sophia University Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies

Dr. Masachika Suzuki is a Professor at Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies of Sophia University. Prior to this position, he was an Associate Professor at Kansai University and an Assistant Professor and the Associate Dean at the Graduate School of International Management of International University of Japan. His areas of research include 1) corporate environmental and energy strategy, 2) technology transfer and innovation in clean energy, 3) effectiveness of economic policy instruments and 4) environmental and social indicators for sustainable development. His previous positions include senior analyst positions at Mitsubishi Securities in Tokyo and Innovest Strategic Value Advisors in New York as well as consultant positions at the UN headquarter in New York and the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) in Bonn. He has Ph.D. from Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam in the Netherlands and MAs both from Columbia University in the US and Keio University in Japan.


In the global market, products and services are traded through the global supply chain. There are environmental voluntary schemes both at the domestic and international levels to provide the information on the sustainable... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Masachika Suzuki (Sophia University Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies)
  2. Carlos Emilio Gonzalez Rivera (Sophia University Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies)

Topic Areas

• Sustainable business models , • Products and services, design for the environment, product declarations and labelling , • Sustainable consumption and production


TS-5 » Sustainable product design and labelling (09:45 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room H)

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