Marie Tanao is an Associate at GR Japan. She is an experienced researcher and journalist with expertise in corporate governance issues, such as carbon emissions disclosures and environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. From 2013-15, she covered U.S. policy and politics as a staff member of the Washington D.C. bureau of the Mainichi Shimbun where she developed extensive experience in research and advocacy. During her time at the Mainichi Shimbun, she was also a part of the press corps for the White House and the Pentagon. She is bilingual in Japanese and English and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan.