In-House Environmental Seminar and Workshop
Believing that the first step toward the realization of a sustainable society is to be aware of social and environmental issues and international trends, we conduct environmental seminars for our employees periodically.
Mr. Genki Kanaya
We invited Genki Kanaya, President & CEO of akippa Inc., which sums its management philosophy up in the word “indispensable” and is active as a problem-solving company, to deliver an in-house lecture. In his remarks, he took up everything from troubles involved in human transport to the congestion and shortage of parking space related to transport and traffic, and further to the accompanying environmental problems. He went on to describe how he started the parking space sharing business, its business models and other factors for the resolution of these issues.
From the left Mr. Setsu Mori,
Ms. Naoko Ogawa, Mr. Kensuke Nakajima,
Ms. Weilin Zhao
In order to consider the utilization of digital technologies in the fields of finance & distribution and administration from the perspective of SDGs, we hosted lectures concerning cases in China and Demark, which are experiencing digital reform, as well as a lecture concerning Society 5.0 in Japan. These lectures were delivered by Ms. Weilin Zhao of the Fujitsu Research Institute, Mr. Kensuke Nakajima of the Embassy of Denmark, and Ms. Naoko Ogawa of Keidanren (the Japan Business Federation). Following the lectures, we held a panel discussion about the type of digital reform that should be advanced and the types of SDGs that should be achieved in Japan. The moderator of this discussion was Mr. Setsu Mori, chief editor of the magazine alterna.
Mr. Yusuke Taguchi
We welcomed Mr. Taguchi from Astroscale Pte. Ltd. in order to reacquaint ourselves with the concept that resolving environmental and social issues can lead to business. He delivered a lecture concerning space debris removal, which was previously thought by most space development professionals to be impossible to achieve. In the lecture, Mr. Taguchi addressed subjects such as the circumstances that led to the commercialization of space debris removal, as well as his company's business model.
To better understand the challenges and changes facing retail & distribution divisions from the perspective of sustainability, Nikkei BP presented the latest in company trends, while Tatsuyuki Negoro, a professor at Waseda Business School, talked about the sharing economy, and Motohiro Honma of the Japan Weather Association spoke on weather forecasting and the use of AI in demand forecasting.
To better understand the challenges and changes facing the production & manufacturing sectors from the perspective of sustainability, Nikkei BP presented the latest in company trends, while Omron’s Shinichi Kodama spoke on innovations his company is promoting on the production floor, and Hironori Hibino talked about new production management systems in the era of IoT.
Poverty, food, heath, education, gender.... To get employees to think about sustainable development goals, Fujitsu held an in-house exhibit of photographs that express in a real way the challenges our world faces.
This seminar covered current world affairs and policy trends related to climate change. Ryuichi Teshima, former NHK Washington Bureau Chief, provided an explanation of intelligence regarding climate change issues, while Yusuke Matsuo from the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies presented international trends and changes in the business environment from COP23.
An environmentally themed seminar was held for employees in June, the Environment Month in Japan.
We invited NHK Good Morning Japan weathercaster Nobuyuki Hirai to speak in an easy to understand fashion from his perspective as a weather forecaster about such topics as climate trends related to global warming and the response that will be required of us, and expectations for ICT companies.
We invited Mr. Sakae Tanaka of Aquabit Corporation to serve as an instructor, as he has a reputation for future forecasting. He provided an educational program for developing human resources that can think what services will be required of ICT in the future, based on future forecasting.
We invited Mr. Seita Emori of the National Institute for Environmental Studies and Mr. Yusuke Matsuo of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) to the seminar. They reported on COP22, held in November 2016, and talked about the anticipated changes in future business environments.
We invited newscaster Ms. Hiroko Kuniya and Ms. Mariko Kawaguchi of the Daiwa Institute of Research to this seminar, which was designed to help each employee understand the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and implement them in business.
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