In this virtual lecture, Senior Research Fellow at ITOCHU and MOBI Board Member, Sanshiro Fukao, will give the viewer an education on ethical sourcing and the growing tide of decarbonization. Sanshiro discusses the outlook of sustainable mobility in Asia and how decarbonization is not about making more EVs, but creating new economies of movement.

By watching this video, you will learn why blockchain is key in creating a reliable “digital twin of CO2” and for establishing carbon tracking. More visibility in CO2 reduction efforts in supply chains and value chains offers more opportunities to earn carbon credits. Decarbonization means building new economies based on this new currency and can encourage the monetization of next-generation mobility such as CASE and Mobility as a Service (MaaS).

About Sanshiro

Sanshiro Fukao was born in Tokyo in 1981. He is an accomplished author, researcher and valued Board Member at MOBI. Sanshiro graduated from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with a BSc in Environmental Policy with Economics, Department of Geography and Environment, in 2003. He then went onto to work for Nomura, HSBC and global hedge funds as a senior equity analyst of multiple sectors in Asia. Since 2014, Sanshiro has worked as a a senior research analyst of mobility at Bank of Yokohama Group and since joined the think-tank arm of Itochu as of August 2019. Sanshiro delivers speeches at international conferences and lectures on smart mobility and blockchain for corporate management and policy makers worldwide. He is the author of “Mobility 2.0 – Smartphonisation of Automobiles”(2018) and coauthored “Mobility Economics – Blockchain Opening Up New Economy of Movement “(2020) with Chris Ballinger, Co-Founder and CEO of MOBI. Both books are published by Nikkei Business Publication Inc. in Japan.


The history of ITOCHU Corporation dates back to 1858 when the Company’s founder Chubei Itoh commenced linen trading operations. Since then, ITOCHU has evolved and grown over 150 years.
With approximately 100 bases in 62 countries, ITOCHU, one of the leading sogo shosha, is engaging in domestic trading, import/export, and overseas trading of various products such as textile, machinery, metals, minerals, energy, chemicals, food, general products, realty, information and communications technology, and finance, as well as business investment in Japan and overseas.