Announcement of the 2021 Hiroshima Business Forum for Global Peace Tokyo Session on October 8, 2021 – Collective Peacebuilding through Business
The 2021 Hiroshima Business Forum for Global Peace Tokyo Session (Hub: Tokyo, Representative: SASAKI Kyoji) will be held on October 8, 2021 (Fri.). This forum aims to realize collective peacebuilding through business.
The Hiroshima Business Forum for Global Peace was held on September 8-9, 2021 organized by Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace (HOPe) for the purpose of discussing the relationship between business and peacebuilding from multiple perspectives. Its main theme was "How we can revitalize the world and rebuild an even better global community in 2021 – Conquering the pandemic and overcoming discrimination and disparities and national favoritism."
The Tokyo Session will be a side event held in Tokyo by volunteer members, in order to maximize the momentum from the Hiroshima Business Forum for Global Peace, which was started in 2019 in cooperation with Hiroshima Prefecture. As a bridge between Tokyo, an international economic city where leaders gather, and Hiroshima, a symbolic site of peace, we will launch the Tokyo Community to achieve collective peacebuilding through business, with those who share the same ideal.
The main theme of the Tokyo Session 2021 is "Action to Heal and Overcome Separation: Changing the Economy, Society, and the World by Achieving Peace through Dialogue, Empathy, and Soft Power." More than 35 speakers will gather from varying industries such as international cooperation, government, finance, media, think tanks, academia and more. We will discuss peacebuilding through business regarding eight themes including diversity & inclusion, environmental issues, well-being, and economic security.
Date & Time: October 8, 2021 (Fri.) 10:00-21:00 (JST)
Venue: Online (Studio: CIC Tokyo)
Ticket Price: ¥3,000* (Ticket will allow access to the on-demand archives)
Official Website: https://sdgsforpeace.tokyo
*Please sign up via Peatix: https://2021sdgsforpeacetokyo.
"Action to Heal and Overcome Separation: Changing the Economy, Society, and the World by Achieving Peace through Dialogue, Empathy, and Soft Power."
Themes for Each Session:
1. Building the New Economy and Society: "Great Reset"
2. Well-being as a Purpose: Happiness in Economic Index
3. Create Economy with Diversity and Inclusion: D&I as a Driving Force
4. Think from Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic: Necessity of Modernization in the Japanese Sport Industry and the Future
5. Toward Green Recovery Economy: Challenge Climate Change and Biodiversity Crisis
6. Conflict and Supply Chain: Considering Fair Trade
7. Think Peace from a Standpoint of Economic Security
8. Peace begins with YOU: Future Created Beyond Separation, Thought by Youth
YUZAKI Hidehiko (Governor, Hiroshima Prefecture)
NAKAMITSU Izumi (Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations
KAJI Yoshimitsu (Chairman and Chief Sustainable Development Officer, Cinnamon AI; Senior Principal, Hitachi Lumada Innovation Hub; Advisor, Kamakura City Government Smart City)
SHIBUSAWA Ken (CEO, Shibusawa and Company, Inc.; Chairman, Commons Asset Management, Inc.)
AKIIKE Reiko (Co-Chairperson-Japan, The Boston Consulting Group)
YASUDA Kristina (Identity Standards Architect, Microsoft Corp.)
SHIMADA Yuka (Head of HR, Board of Director, Unilever Japan)
HONDA Keiko (Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs)
ISHIKAWA Kae (Director, UN Women Japan Liaison Office)
HIRAO Tsuyoshi (Professor, Kobe Shinwa Women's University; Former Japan National Rugby Union Team)
KUMAMOTO Mihoko (Director, UNITAR Division for Prosperity and UNITAR Hiroshima Office)
IZUMO Mitsuru (President, Euglena Co., Ltd)
Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai)
United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Tokyo Hiroshima Kenjinkai
Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Hiroshima Business Forum for Global Peace Tokyo Session Steering Committee
Official Website: https://sdgsforpeace.tokyo/