About Us

The MOL Mauritius International Fund for Natural Environment Recovery and Sustainability in Japan was established by Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd. (MOL) as part of benevolent and philanthropic actions to support environmental initiatives and community strengthening projects.

The Fund will invest in projects related to the restoration of the natural environment, and will also provide support to local communities in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The MOL Fund is managed by a Committee of eminent subject experts.

Funding will originate from MOL and will also be open to receiving donations from other corporations and individuals. Please see the Donations page for more information.

Contributing to the healthy lives of the people of the Republic of Mauritius as well as to the sustainable social development of the country.


Mariko Kawaguchi

  • Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University
  • Specially Appointed Professor, Graduate School of Social Design Studies, Rikkyo University
  • Executive Advisor to CEO, FUJI OIL CO., LTD.
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries New Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Biodiversity Strategy Review Committee Member, Advisor to Nippon Kaiji Kyokai Environmental Advisory Council, Ministry of the Environment Central Environment Council Temporary Member, World Wide Fund for Nature Japan (WWF Japan) Director

Eiichiro Adachi

  • Faculty of Economics, Hitotsubashi University
  • Senior Counselor and Director of The Institute for Societal Values in Future Generations, The Japan Research Institute
  • Limited Member of the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance, Japan’s Financial Services Agency Member of the Sustainability Committee (the internal committee of the Board of Directors) of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
  • Member of the Sustainability Advisory Board of The Norinchukin Bank

Toyohiko Miyagi

  • Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Doctor of Science
  • Emeritus Professor of Department of Regional Design, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Tohoku-Gakuin University
  • Representative of Geo Customize Mapping Unit
  • Chief Engineer of ADVANTECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd.
  • Technical advisor of NITTOC CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD
  • Vice President of Japan Society for Mangroves
  • Japan Disaster Relief Third Team of Experts to Republic of Mauritius, Mangrove Ecologist

Hiroya Yamano

  • Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Doctor of Science
  • Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo
  • Senior Principal Researcher, Biodiversity Division, National Institute for Environmental Studies
  • Professor, Faculty of Engineering Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba(Partner graduate school)
  • Japan Disaster Relief Second Team of Experts to Republic of Mauritius, Coral reef Ecologist

Taku Mizuta

  • Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Doctor of Science
  • Director, Natural History and Conservation , Yamashina Institute for Ornithology
  • Japan Disaster Relief Third Team of Experts to Republic of Mauritius, Bird Ecologist

Naoki Tojo

  • Graduate School of Env. Science, Hokkaido University, Doctor of Env. Science
  • Assistant professor of Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University
  • Responsible for designing and leading projects including Knowledge Co-Creation Program (KCCP) for Group and Region Focus Program with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Trust Manager

Tokyo Excel Law Firm / Attorney at Law /
Toshiaki Shimoyamada


Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited

About MOL

Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd (MOL) is committed to providing support to local environment and social projects in Mauritius.

In cooperation with the shipowner and relevant authorities, MOL has been restoring the natural environment of Mauritius and contributing to local communities, with the assistance of experts and organizations.

MOL’s Group Vision is to develop a variety of social infrastructure businesses in addition to traditional shipping businesses, and meet the evolving social needs including environmental conservation, with innovative technology and services.

MOL group aims to be a strong and resilient corporate group that provides new value to all stakeholders and grows globally.

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