Focus area: ESG investing

Keiko Honda is Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she teaches ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) investing to graduate students.

Honda was appointed as a board member of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group in June 2020 and AGC (ex Asahi Glass) in March 2020.  She also serves as Adjunct Professor of Hitotsubashi University and a member of the United Nation’s Investment Management Committee.

Until the end of October 2019, Honda was the Chief Executive Officer of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group. MIGA supports cross-border equity investors and lenders by providing coverage against currency inconvertibility and transfer restriction, expropriation, war and civil disturbance, breach of contract, and non-honoring of financial obligations.

Before joining MIGA, Honda was the first woman Senior Partner in Asia at McKinsey & Company, where she advised financial institutions on corporate finance and strategy and business development for 24 years.

She received the Joseph Wharton Social Award from the Wharton New York Club in 2020.

Honda holds a bachelor’s degree in consumer economics from Ochanomizu University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where she was selected as a Fulbright Scholar.

Research & Publications

January 2018|Toyo Keizai|Keiko Honda

Investing in low income counters

January 2018|Diamond Harvard Business|Keiko Honda

Impact Investment and Sustainable Development Goals

January 2016|Forbes Japan|Keiko Honda

Africa – the last Market

August 2012|Daiyamondosha|Keiko Honda, Tim Koller, Richard Dobbs, Kazunori Suzuki, Makkinze Ando Kanpani

Value-based Management