Investing in our energy future

Mission Statement

Managing renewable generation assets
Managing renewable generation assets
Promoting new energy technologies
Promoting new energy technologies

We accelerate the growth of the cleantech sector across the globe by focusing on 2 strategic areas.

Through our $100M fund, co-managed by a consortium of Japanese companies , we aim to be a key part of the private sector’s response to the United Nations’ call to action on Sustainable Development from Japan and for the world.

We follow 5 of UN’s SDGs

At Japan Energy Fund, we want to help bring these 5 Sustainable Development Goals to fruition.

10 – Reduce Inequalities

By investing in decentralised energy sources, we help ensure access to energy is non-discriminatory. Equal access to energy represents both an economic lifeline to the people in emerging markets and new opportunities for firms seeking to diversify their assets.

10 – Reduce Inequalities
9 - Industry, Innovation, Infrastructure 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy 10 - Reduce Inequalities 13 - Climate Action 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

9 - Industry, Innovation, Infrastructure

Through the promotion of innovation across the sector we help guarantee that more advanced and reliable technologies have clear pathways to success and an easier time finding their appropriate market.

7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

By investing in the growth of innovative companies operating in the alternative energy sector, we help pave the road to clean energy not only being more widespread, but also cost-effective.

10 - Reduce Inequalities

By investing in decentralised energy sources, we help ensure access to energy is non-discriminatory. Equal access to energy represents both an economic lifeline to the people in emerging markets and new opportunities for firms seeking to diversify their assets.

13 - Climate Action

Electricity and Heat production account for 25% of total CO2 emissions. Our work in promoting carbon-neutral or negative technologies will help bring this number down, assisting in mitigating the impacts of climate change.

17 - Partnerships for the Goals

None of the previous goals can be achieved on their own or by a single entity; this is why we promote cooperation between companies, governments and the international community.

Our Divisions

Ensuring global decarbonisation targets are met by contributing to development and continuously expanding an extensive portfolio of renewable generation assets.

We target operating renewable assets – including solar, wind, and geothermal – across emerging markets in the Middle East and Africa.

We invest in innovative energy-sector companies developing new technologies to help them expand to the Japanese market and accelerate their products worldwide. 

A key component of our pipeline is in Japan Energy Challenge, where all investment opportunities are thoroughly vetted by our in-house team of energy experts.

Founders Message - Yohei Kiguchi

"I’ve always believed in the mantra of “do what you know” and have cultivated my expertise in the fields of Smart Energy and Big Data. I want to dedicate my efforts and the efforts of the JEF team to solving global energy challenges.

One of the main challenges I confronted throughout the years has been managing a company’s Japanese business from other parts of the world. I want to lend our expertise and act as a strong local partner to the firms we are backing.

The new developments in the energy industry are exciting. From smart meter deployment to electric vehicles to virtual power plants and other opportunities, the energy world is experiencing a new industrial revolution. We want Japan Energy Fund to be at the heart of it."

Yohei Kiguchi
Founder, Japan Energy Fund
Co-Founder & CEO of SMAP Energy, Enechange

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