Shinji Onoda is a research manager at the Institute for Global Environmental Studies. Since the Rio+20 preparatory meetings in 2011, he has participated in SDGs-related international negotiations and conferences as a researcher, a NGO member and a delegation of the Japanese government, which includes High Level Political Forum (HLPF), UN General Assembly (UNGA), and G7/G20 environmental ministers' meetings. He has given numerous lectures on the history of the SDGs, SDG overview, and corporate initiatives on the SDGs. His recent books and reports include “SDGs Progress Report 2022: Survey Results on the Efforts of GCNJ Companies and Organisations" (coauthored 2022), 'Japanese Corporate Initiatives to Achieve the SDGs', in "SDGs White Paper 2022: Confronting the threat of the Anthropocene!, Impress R&D (contribution, 2022)", and "Illustrated Introduction to Business: SDGs Methodology and Tools," Shuwa System System (co-editor, 2020), and many others. He has also been an part-time lecturer at different universities in Japan as well as served as a member of the Environmental Industry Market Size Study Group of the Ministry of the Environment and as a member of the SDGs Task Force of Global Compact Network Japan. Previously, he was a visiting researcher at Berlin Free University and Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society.