screen-shot-2016-08-26-at-10-18-18-pm We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors.
We borrow it from our children.
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Earth Company
empowers and inspires
change-makers who realize social change
for our future generations.

OUR PROGRAMS

Earth Company realizes social change through the following three pillars:
Empower

IMPACT

HEROES

Supporting social entrepreneurs in the Asia Pacific.

Every year, Earth Company selects one Impact Hero – an exceptional social entrepreneur that has the potential to shape the future of developing countries in the Asia Pacific. We provide tailor-made fundraising, opportunity building, and nonprofit consulting services to maximize his/her potential.

Inspire

IMPACT

BALI

Nurturing the next generation of change-makers.

Earth Company offers transformative, experiential learning opportunities to students and professionals to learn first-hand from innovative practices of social enterprises. The unique experience aims to inspire participants to consider how to carve out careers with social purpose and meaning.

Advise and help NGOs

IMPACT

CONSULTING

Strengthening social purpose organisations.

Earth Company delivers consulting services tailored to the needs of social purpose organizations. Earth Company consultants offer expertise in grant proposal writing, nonprofit management, and monitoring and evaluation.

OUR IMPACT

Earth Company
 values quality over quantity and depth over breadth.

IMPACT HERO 2017

Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner

Climate Change Activist / Poet
Co-founder of NGO Jo-Jikum
Marshall Islands

$143,692
RAISED OF $143,0000%

Help Kathy save
the Marshall Islands
from the worst effects
of climate change.

Thanks to your help, we have successfully raised a total of US$143,692 in support of our Impact Hero 2017, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner !

We are thrilled to announce that, thanks to your help, we have successfully raised a total of US$143,692 in support of our Impact Hero 2017, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and her Marshallese environmental nonprofit NGO Jo-Jikum.

Thank you to everyone who made a donation or supported in some other way!!!!

IMPACT HERO 2016

Robin Lim

Founder, Bumi Sehat Foundation

" We build world peace;
one mother, one baby,
one family at a time. "

Under Robin’s guidance, the Bumi Sehat Clinics provide free obstetrics healthcare across Indonesia, the Philippines and disaster zones around the world to expectant mothers and babies who would otherwise be unable to find care, whether through poverty or disaster.

 

As its lease on the land was coming to an end, Bumi Sehat’s Bali Clinic had to move to a new site. Although a new, bigger site was located, the team struggled to find sufficient funds to build the new clinic. With the deadline to move fast approaching, the clinic faced temporary closure if it couldn’t get the required construction funds in time. This is where Earth Company stepped in. We helped Bumi Sehat find the financial support it needed from donors from around the world, and we are pleased to say that the new clinic is now scheduled to open in October 2016. The new clinic will offer an even wider range of services, catering not just to pregnant mothers and their babies, but also to medical needs of the young and the old, men and women.

Funds Raised

$202K
Media Coverage

10
Opportunities created

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IMPACT HERO 2015

Bella Galhos

Founder, Leublora Green School

screen-shot-2016-08-26-at-10-18-18-pm Though now independent,
Timor-Leste has been completely destroyed by war.
As we start from scratch to rebuild our country,
we must make the most of this opportunity. "

Finally liberated in 2002, Timor-Leste’s people and land have been decimated by occupation and war. Severely affected by decades of conflict, the people of Timor-Leste have forgotten how to love, care, nurture, or even how to hold ambitions for a brighter future. Earth Company met Bella as she planned to build a school for the children born into such a damaged society, hoping to use the school to teach them how to both care for themselves and for the natural environment around them.

 

Thanks to Earth Company’s support, Bella was able to open her Leublora Green School in May 2015 on a large plot of land, with a simple classroom and dorm, an organic farm, livestock, a garden and playground. One year on, the school has been garnering international attention, welcoming over 125 students, as well as the President and Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, high-level government officials, and nearly 400 visitors from around the world.

Funds Raised

$110K
Media Coverage

13
Opportunities created

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IMPACT HERO 2016

Robin Lim

Founder, Bumi Sehat Foundation

" We build world peace;
one mother, one baby,
one family at a time. "

Under Robin’s guidance, the Bumi Sehat Clinics provide free obstetrics healthcare across Indonesia, the Philippines and disaster zones around the world to expectant mothers and babies who would otherwise be unable to find care, whether through poverty or disaster.

 

As its lease on the land was coming to an end, Bumi Sehat’s Bali Clinic had to move to a new site. Although a new, bigger site was located, the team struggled to find sufficient funds to build the new clinic. With the deadline to move fast approaching, the clinic faced temporary closure if it couldn’t get the required construction funds in time. This is where Earth Company stepped in. We helped Bumi Sehat find the financial support it needed from donors from around the world, and we are pleased to say that the new clinic is now scheduled to open in October 2016. The new clinic will offer an even wider range of services, catering not just to pregnant mothers and their babies, but also to medical needs of the young and the old, men and women.

Funds Raised

$202K
Media Coverage

10
Opportunities created

2
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IMPACT HERO 2015

Bella Galhos

Founder, Leublora Green School

screen-shot-2016-08-26-at-10-18-18-pm Though now independent,
Timor-Leste has been completely destroyed by war.
As we start from scratch to rebuild our country,
we must make the most of this opportunity. "

Finally liberated in 2002, Timor-Leste’s people and land have been decimated by occupation and war. Severely affected by decades of conflict, the people of Timor-Leste have forgotten how to love, care, nurture, or even how to hold ambitions for a brighter future. Earth Company met Bella as she planned to build a school for the children born into such a damaged society, hoping to use the school to teach them how to both care for themselves and for the natural environment around them.

 

Thanks to Earth Company’s support, Bella was able to open her Leublora Green School in May 2015 on a large plot of land, with a simple classroom and dorm, an organic farm, livestock, a garden and playground. One year on, the school has been garnering international attention, welcoming over 125 students, as well as the President and Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, high-level government officials, and nearly 400 visitors from around the world.

Funds Raised

$110K
Media Coverage

13
Opportunities created

4
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OUR TEAM

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Aska Hamakawa

 

Executive Director
Co-Founder

Since leaving PricewaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant, Aska’s career and studies have revolved around the areas of climate change and disaster relief in the Asia Pacific. She managed disaster relief efforts after the 2009 Samoa Earthquake and 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Aska served as the Vice President of a climate change NGO, Tuvalu Overview, while working with MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence to run its crowdsourcing initiative, Climate CoLab, to help solve climate change. Aska has two BAs from Boston University, a master degree from the University of Hawaii with a focus on climate change in the Pacific Islands, a certificate in Marketing Strategy from the Cornell University, and is a certified fundraiser. In 2014 Aska was awarded the Dalai Lama’s Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award.

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Tomo Hamakawa

 

Managing Director
Co-Founder

Tomo is a seasoned development professional having lived and worked in various corners of the world from the Tibetan plateau, Indian drylands, Indonesia’s tropics, to Japanese metropolises. He has extensive field experience working for international and local development NGOs across Asia and Africa, including Kopernik, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Save the Children, UNICEF, and The Bridge Fund. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at the Global Leadership Program at the University of Tokyo. Tomo has a BA in Social Anthropology from Harvard College, a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and was a fellow in the Asia Pacific Leadership Program at the East-West Center. In 2014 Tomo was awarded the Dalai Lama’s Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award.

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Aska Hamakawa

Executive Director
Co-Founder

Since leaving PricewaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant, Aska’s career and studies have revolved around the areas of climate change and disaster relief in the Asia Pacific. She managed disaster relief efforts after the 2009 Samoa Earthquake and 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Aska served as the Vice President of a climate change NGO, Tuvalu Overview, while working with MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence to run its crowdsourcing initiative, Climate CoLab, to help solve climate change. Aska has two BAs from Boston University, a master degree from the University of Hawaii with a focus on climate change in the Pacific Islands, a certificate in Marketing Strategy from the Cornell University, and is a certified fundraiser. In 2014 Aska was awarded the Dalai Lama’s Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award.

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Tomo Hamakawa

Managing Director
Co-Founder

Tomo is a seasoned development professional having lived and worked in various corners of the world from the Tibetan plateau, Indian drylands, Indonesia’s tropics, to Japanese metropolises. He has extensive field experience working for international and local development NGOs across Asia and Africa, including Kopernik, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Save the Children, UNICEF, and The Bridge Fund. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at the Global Leadership Program at the University of Tokyo. Tomo has a BA in Social Anthropology from Harvard College, a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and was a fellow in the Asia Pacific Leadership Program at the East-West Center. In 2014 Tomo was awarded the Dalai Lama’s Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award.

Goro Tamaru

Goro Tamaru

Program Manager

After graduating from Kyoto University, Goro started his career at Nomura Research Institute in management consulting. However, with an interest in social entrepreneurship, Goro attended an Earth Company study tour, which led to him joining the Earth Company team!

Tomoko Shimomoto

Tomoko Shimomoto

Donor Relations Manager

Having worked in HR for Japan Co. Ltd (now Softbank Telecom), Tomoko moved to the US to study at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Education. She then moved into leadership development and is now focused on developing the two young leaders that are her children – an excellent case study right at home.

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Yukari Takizawa

Tokyo Office Manager

Yukari brings with her a wealth of experience working for the Swiss financial firm UBS, managing academic programs at the Tokyo University, and operations at the Harvard Business School Japan Research Center – all with a motherly smile and assuring attitude.

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Noriko Komatsu

Marketing Manager

Noriko has extensive experience in career consulting, human resource development, and communications and is a qualified international master of “Food as Medicine”, sommelier and vegetable sommelier, all whilst bringing up two children!

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Mariko McTier

Overseas Marketing

Mariko was a journalist in the UK before she joined the British Embassy in Tokyo to work in international trade. She played the violin semi-professionally until recently and loves to explore a wide range of interests through her work and free time – from technology and art to rugby!

Koichi Tamate

Koichi Tamate

Finance

Having worked for a public-service corporation and an IT company, Koichi joined an NGO engaged in domestic disaster relief projects and development in Southeast Asia, where he is involved in producing grant applications and financial reports. His motto is “Today is always the first day of the rest of your life.”

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Norifumi Maeda

Study Tour Coordinator

With over 15 years’ experience in the Bali travel industry, our Study Tour Coordinator knows Bali so well he’s even beginning to look like a local! Detail-oriented by nature, Maeda-san keeps Earth Company’s tours organized.

Michi Matsui

Michiyasu Matsui

Project Team

Currently studying at Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Michi has also been working at a venture capital firm for the past 3.5 years. With post-graduation plans to work at a startup improving financial access in developing countries, Michi is not your average university student!

Shunsuke Morimoto

Shunsuke Morimoto

Board Member

Having worked for UNICEF and Save the Children in less travelled places like Somalia and Afghanistan, Shunsuke recently returned to Tokyo. He currently works for JICA to improve the learning experience of children and youth around the world.

Fumi Sugeno

Fumi Sugeno

Board Member

Fumi has been pursuing her passion for developing innovative ways to solve social issues throughout her career, from an international development organization (Plan China), a French Bank (Dexia), a think tank (the Japan Research Institute) to her current role with the Japan Social Impact Investment Foundation. Her other passion is enjoying life with her husband and their young son.

Tomotaka Tsurumi

Tomotaka Tsurumi

Auditor

Enjoying a highly successful career with Recruit Marketing Partners, Tomotaka advocates for business education for young people, focusing his energy on ensuring that the future workforce has the skills they require.

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