Risk Evaluation and Disaster Mitigation Research Division
Tsunami Engineering Lab
Visiting Professor
Bachelor of Chinese Literature, National Taiwan University

Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Chairperson and CEO
Research Subject(s)
I work, on a global scale, to draw attention to the importance of disaster risk reduction and resilience to disasters and their synergy with sustainable development and climate action, as CEO of a geospatial information based company, and through my relationships with UN Global Compact and UNDRR. Through my role at IRIDeS, I also work to promote the importance of DRR and the Sendai Framework domestically, as a link in public-private-academia collaboration.
Research Activities

Current activities
Member, United Nations Global Compact Board (2018-present)
Member, Advisory Committee on National Resilience (Disaster Reduction and Mitigation) of the Cabinet Office(2019-present)
Board member, Global Compact Network Japan(2018-present)
Member, Alliance of Climate CEO Leaders, World Economic Forum (2015-present)

Past activities:
Wth UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR): 
Board member, Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE) (2015-2020)
Chair, UNDRR Private Sector Advisory Group and Private Sector Partnership (2013-2015)
With World Economic Forum: 
Advisory Board member, World Economic Forum Global Risks Report (2016-2017)
Co-Chair, Infrastructure and Urban Development (I&U) Industry Group (2017)
Member, Global Agenda Council (GAC) on Disaster Risk Management (2012) and GAC on Infrastructure (2013-2014)

Selected Works

Wu, S. (2020) Speaker at Global Breakout Session "Personal Leadership for the Global Goals Asia", at the 2020 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, 16 June 2020, online.

Wu, S. (2019) Panelist on High Level Dialogue "Risk-Informed Public and Private investments" at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 16 May 2019, Geneva, Switzerland.

TCFD (2017) Signatory to statement in support of recommendations for effective disclosure of climate-related financial risks by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

Wu, S. (2016) Speaker at MOEJ Side Event "Adaptation for All: Networking and Involvement of Private Sector", COP22, Marrakesh, Morocco. 

Wu, S. (2015) Representative from the Business and Industry Major Group, Statement at 8th Plenary Meeting, Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai, Japan.

Selected Memberships
  • United Nations Global Compact
  • Global Compact Network Japan
  • National Resilience (Disaster Reduction and Mitigation) of the Cabinet Office, Japan
Selected Awards
  • DRR Champion, UN Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (2015)