Akira Sakano

Global Shaper, Osaka Hub

2015-2020: Chair of the Board of Directors, Zero Waste Academy, Japan - served to spread the zero waste community building concepts all over the world and showcased how a small town could be a model of change to the world. Since 2020, founded Zero Waste Japan - delivers planning and implementation of zero waste policy and projects to local governments, communities and businesses in Japan and elsewhere. Global Shaper, World Economic Forum 2012 to 2020. Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019.