Yoi‐Shigoto: Lessons in CSR by Prof. Yingyan Wang of Keio University
Prof. Hirokazu Kono, former Dean of Japan’s leading business education institution Keio Business School, shares the story of the flagship China-Korea-Japan (CKJ) initiative that brings students and professors from three countries into contact with the Asian way of business and management.
The Council on Business & Society Celebrates its 10th Anniversary: So, ten years on from 2011 and the Council’s creation, we believe we can justifiably consider that the alliance was visionary in its concept. Indeed, in the last three years or so there has been a very noticeable interest globally in the issues traditionally covered by the CoBS: diversity and inclusion, sustainability, ethical leadership, the necessity for social and environmental accounting, sustainable finance, stakeholder cooperation and co-creation, sustainable business practices. We have witnessed the creation of many establishments, centres and institutions – or indeed existing ones – taking on a CSR and sustainability dimension. In many cases, the CoBS happily co-exists with these peer organisations and in some cases, most notably the UN PRME, GBSN and OECD, has very close and regular working ties.
So join us in celebrating our 10 years and let us contribute together to striving for a world in which business plays a positive, responsible and major role in creating innovation, wealth and knowledge for society, humankind, and our planet.
Prof. Yingyan Wang of Keio University examines Japanese management philosophy and the underlying mechanisms by which it fulfils an organisation’s goals.
Trinity College Dublin Business School, Ireland, becomes the 6th member of the Council on Business & Society, joining ESSEC Business School (France, Singapore, Morocco), Keio Business School (Japan), FGV-EAESP (Brazil), School of Management Fudan University (China) and Warwick Business School (UK) who joined the Responsible Leadership Alliance in June 2018. Trinity, one of the oldest and most respected educational institutions in the world, is home to Trinity Business School, very active in educational innovations at the crossroads of business and society, with a brand new campus in the heart of Dublin, and a very ambitious and bright future ahead of it.
The impact of technology on employees in Japan
In a two-part article Hirokazu Kono, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Production Management and former Dean of Keio Business School, Japan, explores the human-or-machine question and contends that, paradoxically, imperfection has a reassuring future.
Maurice Thévenet, Professor of Management at ESSEC Business School, consultant and Delegate General of the French Foundation for Management Education (FNEGE), shares part 2 of his article on management and the dimensions of Artificial Intelligence and Natural Intelligence.
Maurice Thévenet, Professor of Management at ESSEC Business School, consultant and Delegate General of the French Foundation for Management Education (FNEGE), shares a two-part article that looks into the dimensions of Artificial Intelligence versus Natural Intelligence.
Professor Hirokazu Kono, Dean of Keio Business School, shares the story of Yukichi Fukuzawa, founding father of Keio University, Japanese statesman and enlightened modernizer, and contends that his life and actions […]