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WBCSD Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Workshop

“Business Risks and Opportunities in the Age of SDGs” (Japanese)

In January 2016, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—goals which the international community hopes to achieve by 2030—came into effect. Composed of 17 goals and 169 targets, the SDGs cover various fields and apply to all countries and regions. These goals will be the global common language for discussing how to solve social issues for the next 15 years.

The business sector will play an important role in achieving the SDGs. Even as contributing to the achievement of the SDGs can open up business opportunities, so too can hindering progress towards the goals be a business risk to be reckoned with. Companies will need to keep SDGs in the foreground when communicating with stakeholders.

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) advocates that the SDGs present an opportunity for businesses to engage more deeply as a strong and positive influence on society. The WBCSD supports businesses by stimulating discussion and dissemination of best practice around the SDG agenda and has also collaborated with UN Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative to produce the “SDG Compass" which offers a set of practical guidelines for business on how it can align with the Global Goals.

This workshop will introduce the WBCSD’s accumulated knowledge and the efforts it has fostered; hear expert opinions on how Japanese companies can improve risk management and find new business opportunities based on the SDGs; and discuss in detail how companies can build sustainable competitiveness and help tackle social issues, and the challenges facing them.

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Conference Details

Date and Time Thursday, 14 July 13:30 – 17:00 (Doors open: 13:00)
Venue Bellesalle Shiodome, 2F Hall B
Address: 8-21-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku Sumitomo Fudosan Shiodome Hamarikyu Building [Map(Japanese only)] Phone: 03-6226-0510
Sponsors World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Fujitsu, Fujitsu Research Institute (FRI)
Admission Free
Languages Japanese, English (simultaneous interpretation)

Programme

*Programme subject to change

Opening remarks
13:30 - 13:40 Yasuhiro Kano (VP, Head of Marketing Unit, Fujitsu Limited)
Speech : "Business & the Sustainable Development Goals"
13:40 - 14:00 Filippo Veglio (Managing Director, Global & Social Impact, WBCSD)
Presentation Download (2.61 MB )
Panel discussion I : SDGs and Business Risk
14:00 - 15:15
Panelists
  • Miwa Yamada (Director, Law and Institution Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, IDE-JETRO)
    Presentation Download(Japanese) (1.30 MB )
  • Yuri Itoh (Senior Manager, CSR Promotion Department, CSR and Environmental Strategy Division, Hitachi, Ltd.)
    Presentation Download(Japanese) (1.29 MB )
  • Takeshi Tomino (Deputy Secretary General, Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation)
    Presentation Download(Japanese) (2.19 MB )
  • James Gomme (Manager, Social Impact, WBCSD)
Moderator
Sogo Fujisaki (Director, CSR Division, Fujitsu Limited)
15:15 - 15:30 Short break
Panel discussion II : SDGs and Business Opportunity
15:30 - 16:45
Panelists
  • Ai Ohara (TICAD Business Consultant, UNDP Representation Office in Tokyo)
    Presentation Download(Japanese) (628 KB)
  • Haruko Kanamaru (General CSR Division Manager, Corporate Citizenship Dept. AEON Co., Ltd.)
  • Yukie Sasaki (Corporate Affairs Lead. Monsanto Japan Limited)
    Presentation Download(Japanese) (1.69 MB )
  • Filippo Veglio (Managing Director, Global & Social Impact, WBCSD)
Moderator
Takafumi Ikuta (Senior Research Fellow, Economic Research Center, FRI)
Wrap-up
16:45 - 16:55
Filippo Veglio (Managing Director, Global & Social Impact, WBCSD)
Closing
16:55 - 17:00
Yoshihiko Tokumaru (Board member and Corporate Senior Vice President, President, Economic Research Center, FRI)
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Panel discussion I : SDGs and Business Risk

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Panel discussion II : SDGs and Business Opportunity

Sponsorship

FUJITSU