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Date : November 4, 2021

Decarbonization and the SDGs—Changing Corporate Environmental Awareness (Dr. Norichika Kanie, Professor, Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance)

post date : 2021.10.21

To work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, initiatives have been carried out by the Japanese government, local governments, and businesses. With growing consumer awareness, in 2017 the Keidanren included “bringing about a sustainable society” in its Charter of Corporate Behavior and businesses have been implementing more SDGs initiatives along with a growing trend in ESG investing. Has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the attitudes and actions of Japanese companies towards the SDGs?


The FPCJ has invited Dr. Norichika Kanie, a professor at the Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance and a leading SDGs researcher, to discuss the current state of company initiatives for the SDGs and carbon neutrality in 2050, and what challenges there are.


■Please note that you cannot physically attend this briefing, as it will be a Zoom webinar. 

■Date: November 4 (Thurs), 2021, 10:00-11:30 (Deadline for application: Noon, November 2)

■Briefer: Dr. Norichika Kanie, Professor, Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance

■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation                                  

As in our standard press briefings, there will be a Q&A session at the end.
*In principle, questions will only be accepted from members of the foreign press.

■Members of the Foreign Press:

Please send any questions for the briefer or topics you are interested in to by 12:00 noon on November 2. As there will only be a limited amount of time to ask questions during the briefing, we will collect questions and provide them to the briefer in advance.

Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also watch the briefing as observers (admission free).


■How to Apply: Please refer to either the email or fax we sent.

*We will not be accepting applications by email.

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