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Rui Watanabe 渡部 留衣

Specialisation: ESG and Sustainability
Company Position: Senior Consultant - Sustainability Strategy & Consulting (Japan)
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Phone Number: +65 3174 0674

My first experience in recruitment was a Singapore firm where I joined as an intern. At that time, my focus was on IT recruitment and Web/SNS marketing. This experience ignited my passion for recruitment and after graduating university in Osaka, I joined a global leading British IT recruitment firm as a consultant, handling recruitment for ERP engineers and consultants. I also played a key role in launching the Japan branch in 2021. At NextWave Partners, I specialize in ESG and sustainability consulting and strategies for the Japan market. With extensive market insight , I thrive as a senior recruitment consultant, contributing to the business expansion for my clients.

高校時代はカナダで1年間の語学留学を経験し、大学時代はシンガポールでローカル系コンサルティング企業にて6ヶ月間のWeb/SNSマーケティング、リクルートメント担当のインターンシップを経験。大学卒業後は、DX化が進む企業を人材の面でサポートしたいと考え、イギリス系大手IT人材紹介エージェントに入社。シンガポール支店にて、ERP(基幹システム)特化のコンサルタントとして勤務し、主にエンジニア・ITコンサルなどの採用コンサルを担当。日本支店・ビジネスの立ち上げ業務も経験。2021年、再生可能エネルギー・脱炭素ビジネスに特化したNextwave Partnersに入社。日本マーケットの立ち上げ経験や英語力を活かし、ビジネスの拡張も担うリクルートメントコンサルタントを担当。


Area of Specialisation

  • I recruit across the end-to-end value chain of ESG/Sustainability projects

  • Clients I work with include:

  • Consulting Firms

  • Third Party Certification Bodies

  • Climate Tech/Clean Tech Companies

  • Positions I cover are:

  • Head of ESG, Sustainability

  • Sustainability Consultant, ESG Analyst, Environmental Consultant

  • LCA specialist, GHG verifier

  • Business Development, Partner Sales, Customer Success etc..

Thoughts on ESG/Sustainability Consulting & Strategies

Efforts to combat decarbonization and climate change are actively underway worldwide in accordance with the Paris Agreement. In Japan, leading companies as well as enterprises across various industries are wholeheartedly embracing ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and sustainability practices and strategies, all in pursuit of achieving the nation's decarbonization objectives. As these initiatives, driven by both governmental and corporate entities, continue to progress, I find great satisfaction in the prospect of contributing as an industry specialist through talent recruitment. The opportunity to make a meaningful impact within the realm of ESG and sustainability is truly inspiring to me.