Global Compact Network Japan convenes 500 private sector representatives to discuss the role of human resource development in achieving the Global Goals

Japan

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Tokyo, 28 February 2019Global Compact Network Japan in partnership with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies convened around 500 private sector representatives for its 15th Anniversary Commemorative Project symposium to discuss human resource development in the age of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The event highlighted the increasing interest of Japanese companies in aligning their strategies and operations with the Global Goals as well as in accelerating national SDG implementation in the face of evolving global challenges.

Toshio Arima, Chairman of the Board of Global Compact Network Japan, addressed stakeholders at the 15th Anniversary Commemorative Project symposium of Global Compact Network Japan, organized in collaboration with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies.

In his opening remarks, Toshio Arima, Chairman of the Board of Global Compact Network Japan, emphasized the importance of creating social impact and striving for further success by expanding the membership of the Local Network.

Sandra Wu Wen-Hsui, Board member of the UN Global Compact and Global Compact Network Japan, urged businesses to take a “commitment-first” approach to leadership in the age of the Global Goals.

Sandra Wen-Hsiu Wu, Member of the Boards of the UN Global Compact and Global Compact Network Japan, delivered a keynote speech, emphasizing the need for adept communication ability and a “commitment-first” approach to leadership in the age of the SDGs.

In the second keynote speech, Hiroshi Kitagawa, President of Seikei University, encouraged businesses to utilize higher education institutions as focal points for promoting communication on the Global Goals among the general public.

Panelists discussed best practice for human resource development in the era of the Global Goals.

The speeches were followed by a panel discussion featuring professionals from the Japan Business Federation Keidanren, companies participating in Global Compact Network Japan and members of its Board, as well as higher education institutions.

The panelists discussed best practices for human resource development in the age of the Global Goals as well as innovation and the challenges that need to be addressed for effective implementation of the Global Goals.

Contact:

Kunihiko Yokoishi
Global Compact Network Japan
Email: k.yokoishi@ungcjn.org
Tel: (+81) 354 127 235