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Japan Forum of Business and Society is an academic association which conducts academic research/discussion on the relationship between business and society focusing on global trends with encouraging cooperative relationship among academia, industry, government, labor and NPO/NGO.

Name

English:Japan Forum of Business and Society (JFBS)
Japanese:企業と社会フォーラム

Mission

Now is the time when sustainable development of socio-economic system must be achieved and corporate economic, social and environmental roles and responsibilities are totally re-designed.

Challenges of redefining the relationship between business and society have developed in developed countries and emerging/developing countries.

Japan Forum of Business and Society is an academic association which conducts academic research/discussion on the relationship between business and society focusing on global trends with encouraging cooperative relationship among academia, industry, government, labor and NPO/NGO. Human resource development of young researchers and practitioners is another major topic for our forum.

  • ・Study on sustainable corporate society
  • ・Having perspective of Japan existing in global society
  • ・Strengthening cooperation between sectors
  • ・Creation of a new opportunity (open platform) for academia and practitioners to meet and discuss
  • ・Fostering of responsible leaders
  • ・Serving as a catalyst of social innovation

Research Themes

  • ・Relationship between corporations and society, Sustainable development, Public policy
  • ・CSR management, Corporate governance, Business ethics
  • ・Environmental management, Environmental accounting, Environmental protection
  • ・Consumers, Safety and health, Labor and human rights, Supply chain
  • ・Philanthropy, Social Marketing, CRM, Social products
  • ・Stakeholder engagement, Information disclosure/report, CSR education
  • ・Corporate value, Reputation, SRI
  • ・NPO/NGO, Collaboration between sectors, International cooperation
  • ・Multi-stakeholder process, Global governance, International standards
  • ・Social business, Social enterprise/entrepreneur, Social innovation
  • ・International comparison

Governance

  • ・Members only (Individual/Corporate member)
  • ・Board Members, Steering Committee, Programme Committee
  • ・Coordination Office

Background of JFBS

Our forum started on March 2009 by involving of 28 members from academia, industry, government and NGOs.
We have held 9 workshops in these two years, and coordinated an international conference in Tokyo with APABIS (Asia Pacific Academy of Business in Society), where three members of our forum delivered speech.
Based on these experiences, we have decided to develop this forum into an open platform.

Board Members (Sep 2014-Aug 2017)


       

       

President
Kanji Tanimoto, Waseda University

Vice President 
Toshio Arima, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd./
Global Compact Network Japan

        

        
Board Member
Kazuhiro Ueta, Kyoto University
Board Member
Mitsuhiro Umezu, Keio University
               
Board Member
Daisuke Okamoto, Keio University
Board Member
Kazuyori Kanai, Osaka University of Commerce
               
Board Member
Kaori Kuroda, CSO Network
Board Member
Katsuhiko Kokubu, Kobe University
       

       

Board Member
Makoto Saito, Lawyer
Board Member
Masao Seki, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
               
Board Member
Hiroshi Matsuno, Chiba University of Commerce

Auditor (Sep 2014-Aug 2017)

MIZUGUCHI, Takeshi   
 Faculty of Economics, Takasaki City University of Economics
OGINO, Hiroshi       
 Faculty of Global Communicatios, Toyo Gakuen University

Steering Committee

Chair TANIMOTO, Kanji 
      School of Commerce, Waseda University
    FUJITA, Makoto  
      School of Commerce, Waseda University
    HIRATSUKA, Nobuyuki 
      Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    KAWASHIMA, Teruhiko 
      IRIS Ohyama Inc./ Sendai Association of Corporate Executives
    KURODA, Kaori    
      CSO Network Japan  
    OKADA, Masahiro  
      Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University
    OKAMOTO, Daisuke
      Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University
    SATO, Masahiro   
      Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
    SEKI, Masao     
      Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
    UMEZU, Mitsuhiro  
      Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University
    YAMAMOTO, Toshiaki  
      Faculty of Financial Economy, Osaka Electro-Communication University

Program Committee

Chair YAMAMOTO, Toshiaki  
      Faculty of Financial Economy, Osaka Electro-Communication University
    AMEMIYA, Hiroshi  
      DWM Asset Management/ Corporate Citizenship Lapan Ltd.
    DOI, Masaatsu     
      Faculty of Social Policy and Administration, Hosei University
    FUKUCHI, Junko   
      Sapporo Group Management Ltd.
    HAMAOKA, Makoto  
      Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
    IZUME, Tsuyoshi   
      Cross Insight Inc.
    IMAZU, Hidenori    
      Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    OHIRA, Shuji       
      Faculty of Commerce and Economics, Chiba University of Commerce
    OMURO, Nobuyoshi  
      Faculty of Business Administration, Kyoto Sangyo University
    YURA, Satoshi      
      The Center for Public Resources Development

Editorial Committee

Editor KOKUBU, Katsuhiko  
      Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University
    KANAI, Kazuyori    
      Faculty of Business Administration, Osaka University of Commerce
    OKADA, Masahiro
      Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University
    TANIMOTO, Kanji  
      School of Commerce, Waseda University
    UMEZU, Mitsuhiro   
      Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University
    YARIME, Masaru   
      Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo