ABOUT SIMI WHAT IS SIMI? The Social Impact Management Initiative (SIMI) is a collaborative effort of diverse stakeholders in Japan, including nonprofits and businesses, funders and funding intermediaries, government agencies, intermediary support organizations and think tanks, evaluators and researchers. Through this multi-sector initiative, SIMI promotes social impact management throughout Japan. As of January 2021 about 160 member organizations and individuals made up SIMI. SIMI was established in 2016 to promote social impact measurement in Japan. In recent years, in the United States and Europe, where social impact measurement is strongly promoted, the focus has shifted to not only to measuring impacts but also to conducting impact-focused management. SIMI has realized that measuring and evaluating social impact is important, but not sufficient by itself. It is imperative to strengthen the social impact focus of society as a whole and to spread the social impact management practices throughout the world. Based on this understanding, in January 2019 SIMI changed its name from Social Impact Measurement Initiative to Social Impact Management Initiative. In October 2020, SIMI was reorganized into a General Incorporated Foundation. VISION We envision a society where social impact management is practiced by a broad range of stakeholders to solve social issues and create social value. MISSION We promote social impact management for all types of organizations and provide a platform that accelerates co-creation of impact through participation and collaboration across organizations, industries and fields of activity. MEMBERS GOVERNING COUNCIL Mitsuaki Aoyagi Vice-chair of Executive Committee, Social Innovation and Investment Foundation Atsumi Arima Director, Seibu Railway Co., Ltd., Director, Prince Hotels, Inc. Yuriko Minamoto Professor, Graduate School of Governance Studies, Meiji University Takeshi Mizuguchi Professor, Department of Business Management, Faculty of Economics, Takasaki City University of Economics Tatsuo Ohta Chair, The Japan Association of Charitable Organizations Ken Shibusawa Founder, Shibusawa and Company, Inc. , Chairman, Commons Asset Management INTERNAL AUDITOR Hidemasa Onizawa Lawyer and Founder, Onizawa Law Office BOARD OF DIRECTORS Katsuji Imata Co-CEO, Blue Mable Japan, Inc.(President) Ken Ito Executive Director, Social Value Japan (Executive Director) Yoshihiro Kamozaki Executive Director, Japan Fundraising Association (Executive Director) Masaki Kochi CEO, K-three Asami Takagi Founder, Stem for Leaves Engaged Members and Supporting Members Organizations and individuals from various sectors join SIMI as engaging members or supporting members. As of January 2021 about 160 member organizations and individuals made up SIMI.