What we do
At POD, we combine professional expertise and global perspectives to create strategies for giving back to society.
We aim to build a system where individuals, corporations and society can collaborate on a daily basis, guided by a new set of values.
At POD, we combine professional expertise and global perspectives to create strategies for giving back to society. We aim to build a system where individuals, corporations and society can collaborate on a daily basis, guided by a new set of values.
Tackling challenges faced by modern society
At POD, we bring together professionals with various backgrounds. The merger of their individual experience, expertise and human networks can create new value with infinite possibilities across various fields. In addition to harnessing the power of such individuals, we also welcome corporations aiming for the creation of a sustainable society as stakeholders, to design systems which can provide an even larger impact for an even larger number of people. By doing so, we hope to create a culture where the concept of “giving back to society” becomes a part of the daily conversation. This is the type of future we envision.
Our business is based on three pillars: “Social Branding,” “Philanthropy & Wealth Management” and “Environmental, Social and corporate Governance (ESG) Investing.” Our professionals with diverse global backgrounds aim to work together with partner communities to move in a shared direction guided by shared beliefs to find solutions for societal challenges.
Mission What kind of social branding can encapsulate the trends of our time?
In the past, corporate value was created through assets and profits, with shareholders at the core of the stakeholder structure. But the structure has since evolved, with societal stakeholders such as clients/business partners and employees commanding a greater presence. The important thing now is to first ensure that corporate beliefs are thoroughly shared within the company. Then, it is important to communicate those beliefs clearly to an external audience. For individuals such as athletes and artists, the focus is on not only their achievements and how their work is evaluated, but also on how they interact with society. At POD, we focus first on the “Social” aspect of ESG investing. By placing numerical values on social actions, we can help our clients engage with various stakeholders and assist in branding strategies.
Mission What kind of asset management strategies can help give back to society?
The value of money differs according to country and region, as well as according to the individual. By managing one’s assets, it is not only possible to learn about economic and capital structures, but to also gain the knowledge necessary to function as part of a society. The goal for asset management today is not only to increase wealth, but to also find ways to give back to society. We can support the second careers and wealth creation of retired individuals so they can continue to shine.
Mission What is the new framework for ESG investing?
By supporting social branding based on a corporation’s management environment, we can secure a medium- to long-term competitive advantage based on ESG investing to improve corporate value. We can also provide attractive investment opportunities that balance economic return with solutions for societal challenges. We aim to create a new system to enable giving back to society through a circulation of ESG investment and value creation.