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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|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)|
|Languages||Japanese, English (simultaneous interpretation)|
*Programme subject to change
|13:30 - 13:40||
（VP, Head of Marketing Unit, Fujitsu Limited）
|Speech : "Business & the Sustainable Development Goals"|
|13:40 - 14:00||
（Managing Director, Global & Social Impact, WBCSD）
Presentation Download (2.61 MB )
|Panel discussion I : SDGs and Business Risk|
|14:00 - 15:15
（Director, CSR Division, Fujitsu Limited）
|15:15 - 15:30||Short break|
|Panel discussion II : SDGs and Business Opportunity|
|15:30 - 16:45
|Takafumi Ikuta （Senior Research Fellow, Economic Research Center, FRI）|
|16:45 - 16:55
||Filippo Veglio （Managing Director, Global & Social Impact, WBCSD）|
|16:55 - 17:00
||Yoshihiko Tokumaru （Board member and Corporate Senior Vice President, President, Economic Research Center, FRI）|
Panel discussion I : SDGs and Business Risk
Panel discussion II : SDGs and Business Opportunity