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Hacking Sustainability for SMEs

Thursday 06 Oct | 18.00 - 21.00

On the evening of October 6, the BCCJ will bring together SMEs with representatives from larger organisations to better understand each others’ sustainability-related challenges, look at examples of approaches that are and are not working, and identify concrete ways in which organisations can work together to improve the outcomes and impact, and support us all in delivering on our sustainability ambitions.

Price

Members: ¥3,000

Non Members: ¥4,000

Written by Sam

Please note that this event is limited to 30 people. The core hackathon event (presentations & discussion) will take place from 18:30-20:00. Refreshments will be served.

Are you a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)? Or are you a large organisation who works with smaller suppliers and partners? Most of us would answer “yes” to one of those options. So here’s another question: what is your sustainability strategy?

Companies in every market and every industry are under increasing pressure to set goals and take urgent action on sustainability. The issues are incredibly complex and knowing where to start and how to proceed is not easy for any organisation. For SMEs, without the luxury of the budget, dedicated personnel, and access to subject experts that larger organisations have, the challenge is even greater. For larger companies, your supplier and partners’ activities are counted as part of your ESG profile, so it’s their actions that will directly affect your results and evaluation. 

On the evening of October 6, the BCCJ, CCCJ and IJCC will bring together SMEs with representatives from larger organisations to better understand each others’ sustainability-related challenges, look at examples of approaches that are and are not working, and identify concrete ways in which organisations can work together to improve the outcomes and impact, and support us all in delivering on our sustainability ambitions. The session will start with short presentations, followed by facilitated small-group discussions where all participants will have the opportunity to share their ideas and challenges and discuss solutions with others. We look forward to seeing you there – whether you’re a beginner or an expert when it comes to sustainability, this networking and learning experience is guaranteed to have you leaving with more than you came with!

 

Richard Lyle & Team | Intralink KK
(Event host & main presenters)

Intralink is an international business development and innovation consultancy with a deep specialism in Asia. Its main activities include enabling Western companies to expand their businesses in Asia and multinational corporations to address their growth and sustainability challenges through the implementation of global innovation and investment strategies. The company has over 130 employees, a 32-year track record and 14 offices across three continents. In 2021 the office in Tokyo decided to undertake an initiative to assess the impact of their activities on the environment and explore ways to become more sustainable, and set up a working group to take this forward. 

Richard Lyle & Team | Intralink KK
(Event host & main presenters)

Intralink is an international business development and innovation consultancy with a deep specialism in Asia. Its main activities include enabling Western companies to expand their businesses in Asia and multinational corporations to address their growth and sustainability challenges through the implementation of global innovation and investment strategies. The company has over 130 employees, a 32-year track record and 14 offices across three continents. In 2021 the office in Tokyo decided to undertake an initiative to assess the impact of their activities on the environment and explore ways to become more sustainable, and set up a working group to take this forward. 

Ron Tsutsui | Japan noharm Association
(Guest speaker)

Established in Feb 2020 by Ms.N.Kanda, Japan noharm Association’s purpose is to make society sustainable through the transformation of Japanese small and medium businesses. As a business consulting firm, they promote circular economy, workstyle change and the creation of fair value chains. They view SDGs as a means to change fundamental business values to fit a more sustainable world. Board members include a former Japanese Ambassador to the UN, the ex-Chairman of NHK, and a former Governor of Kyoto prefecture. 

Ryuji(Ron) Tsutsui has worked around the world in Sony Corporation. He held a variety of senior positions including CEO of Sony Russia and Brazil, VP at Sony Europe HQ, and Head of External Affairs at Sony HQ. He moved to WWF Japan in 2015 as CEO and was a member of the WWF network executive team. He is currently Managing Director of Japan noharm Association, where he promotes sustainable business development.

Ron Tsutsui | Japan noharm Association
(Guest speaker)

Established in Feb 2020 by Ms.N.Kanda, Japan noharm Association’s purpose is to make society sustainable through the transformation of Japanese small and medium businesses. As a business consulting firm, they promote circular economy, workstyle change and the creation of fair value chains. They view SDGs as a means to change fundamental business values to fit a more sustainable world. Board members include a former Japanese Ambassador to the UN, the ex-Chairman of NHK, and a former Governor of Kyoto prefecture. 

Ryuji(Ron) Tsutsui has worked around the world in Sony Corporation. He held a variety of senior positions including CEO of Sony Russia and Brazil, VP at Sony Europe HQ, and Head of External Affairs at Sony HQ. He moved to WWF Japan in 2015 as CEO and was a member of the WWF network executive team. He is currently Managing Director of Japan noharm Association, where he promotes sustainable business development.

Tove Kinooka | Global Perspectives K.K.
(Event facilitator)

Global Perspectives is a sustainability consultancy based in Kanagawa that works with major Japanese and multinational corporations in Asia and beyond to develop their people and culture so that they can deliver on their sustainability strategy and ambitions. Founded in 2015 by Gavin Dixon and BCCJ Responsible Business taskforce leader Tove Kinooka, GP has worked on sustainability transformation and culture change projects with companies such as Rakuten, Zespri, Astellas Pharmaceuticals, PwC, and Olympus.

Tove Kinooka | Global Perspectives K.K.
(Event facilitator)

Global Perspectives is a sustainability consultancy based in Kanagawa that works with major Japanese and multinational corporations in Asia and beyond to develop their people and culture so that they can deliver on their sustainability strategy and ambitions. Founded in 2015 by Gavin Dixon and BCCJ Responsible Business taskforce leader Tove Kinooka, GP has worked on sustainability transformation and culture change projects with companies such as Rakuten, Zespri, Astellas Pharmaceuticals, PwC, and Olympus.

NOTES

Event Coupons:
Members can use free seat coupons to attend this event.
(Coupons can be accessed by logging in to the BCCJ website before booking your seat).

Cancellation policy:
Paid reservation by Oct 3 Mon 16.00  after which there can be no refunds on cancellations.
We can not accept cash at the door.

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