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Global Research

With experience in over 80 countries around the world, LRI provides bespoke research and consulting expertise for a range of sectors including energy, environment, technology and infrastructure.

Our strength lies not only in our in-house experts, but also our network of highly qualified specialists in a wide range of fields both in the UK and the world. This enables LRI to deploy the best personnel to each project. We also have a proud record of interview-based information gathering, successfully conducting interviews with global companies and governments in English and local languages worldwide.

Our clients are from various sectors including manufacturing, electricity, gas, oil, engineering consulting, think tanks / business consulting (research institutions) and they include dozens of companies listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. We also work with the government sector, including Ministries of Economy, Trade and Industry; Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications; Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Tourism; and Health, Labour and Welfare of the Japanese Government; JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization); JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency); JBIC (Japan Bank for International Cooperation); JCCME (Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East), etc.

LRI has excelled in energy and the environment since its inception. We have published a number of specialist reports on energy market liberalisation, market design and renewable energy policies and technologies across the world.

Today the world is in the midst of a paradigm shift towards a zero-carbon society. Energy transition is the key to this shift and it is gathering pace. In order for an organisation to best exploit the economic opportunities brought about by the energy transition, or to successfully adjust itself to identify opportunities in what was previously perceived as a challenge/crisis, it is essential to grasp the whole picture of how the world is trying to achieve the transition, in a timely manner. The crucial aspects to watch that drive the transition are innovations in technology, business models and systems.

Red countries are where LRI has conducted a number of research projects, and pink countries are where LRI has some experience in research projects.


Building on our strong expertise of energy and the environment, we launched a publication series, ‘Energy and Carbon: Innovative Technology, Business Models and Systems’ (Japanese only). Our Energy & Carbon Newsletter also provides news and intelligence for decarbonisation and energy transition efforts in the world.

Do you seek to understand business opportunities presented by the energy transition? Do you need to know the latest trends in decarbonisation policies/regulations, and zero/low carbon technologies and their markets in the leading countries of the energy transition? Are you keen to learn innovative business models and policy measures for the energy transition in the world? LRI can provide you with valuable insights tailored to your needs.