||Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)
Tuesday May 21 19:15-20:45
Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Building 2, Room 309
Panel discussion featuring presentations by followed by open discussion.
Expectations of businesses are changing. 21st century consumers demand that corporations treat the environment and people responsibly. Investors look at the treatment of workers, impacts on the environment and communities, transparency of information, and governance processes as well as profit margins. Each panel will feature leaders from the corporate and civil society sectors sharing their experience and policies.
Robin Lewis, Co-Founder and Director, Social Innovation Japan & Consultant, World Bank
Robin is a consultant at the World Bank, where he specialises on issues related to climate change and disaster risk management, and is also Co-founder and Director of 一般社団法人Social Innovation Japan - a platform for social action. His work has spanned over 20 countries, from clean water projects in Haiti to disaster recovery in Japan.
The Global Goals cannot be achieved without the active engagement and leadership of the private sector. Right now, there are tremendous opportunities for companies to address social and environmental challenges in a meaningful and strategic way, and I look forward to exploring these together with you! www.socialinnovationjapan.com
Emiko Manners, Human Resources, Campus Recruiting & CSR Unit, J.P. Morgan
Emiko leads CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Unit in J.P. Morgan Japan, supporting foundation programs and volunteer programs for employees. She also runs Campus Recruiting in Human Resources and outside of work and the mother of a 4-year old boy and a 3-year old girl. She started her career in Rates trading, and then spent a few years in Rates sales in the same firm before taking the role as a CSR officer. She studied Government and Dance at Cornell University.
Giving back to our communities is important to J.P. Morgan. J.P. Morgan supports various programs operated by nonprofits through grants from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. J.P. Morgan promotes inclusive economic growth by providing skills training and job opportunities for NEETs, supporting small business development in Tohoku, and improving financial health of women and youth. Over the last five years J.P. Morgan granted a total of USD330m to support 14 philanthropic programs in Japan.
J.P. Morgan Employees in Japan engage in a wide range of volunteer activities and projects which includes skill-based volunteering support by the employees to the grant programs. In 2018, 80% of employees in Japan participated in one or more of our 100 philanthropy events and activities.
Charles Mcjilton - Second Harvest Japan / Second Harvest Asia / Alliance of Japan Foodbanks
For the last 19 years Charles has been involved with food security in Asia, incorporating the first food bank in Japan on March 11, 2002.Food banks leverage relationships with food companies to source and deliver large quantities of food to support those in need as well as the organizations that serve them. Without these relationships, donations could not move efficiently from donor to end-user.
While everyone agrees partnerships are important, we rarely confront the reality that our definition and expectation of those partnerships are often quite different. It is challenging and time-consuming to create trust in order to have frank discussions about partnerships, and there is little guarantee for payoff. However, events like these open up opportunities to understand each sector better, how we can collaborate together, and where we might want to go in the future. No single sector has a monopoly on creating a better society. “Remember, we are all in this together."
Moderator: Sarajean Rossitto, Sophia University Lecturer, Nonprofit NGO consultant
In English; without translation.
Open to the public; no charge, no prior registration necessary
Sophia University Global Competency Program
Spring 2019 Global Action Panel Discussion Series
VENUE: Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus Building 2, Room 309
Sophia University, 7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554
Access: Yotsuya station (JR, Marunouchi and Namboku subway lines)
Map link to campus: http://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/directions/access_yotsuya