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Symposium on Social Impact Investment: Investment for Social Impact Business – Scale Both Economic and Social Returns


Tokyo Stock Exchange



Date & time

29 May 2015



30 May 2015


About this event


Japan National Advisory Board of G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce and Nippon Foundation will hold an international symposium from 29th to 30th of May, at an opportunity to release its policy paper for policy makers, investors, intermediary and investees.

To bring solutions to diversified social issues, investors have started to involve in Social Impact Investment market to scale both economic and social returns. The symposium will provide the best practice of such investment as well as to present recent development of domestic initiatives, to highlight the unique role of social investment to accelerate social innovation.

Hosted by:

Japan National Advisory Board of G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce

Nippon Foundation

SROI Network Japan


Tokyo Stock Exchange

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cabinet Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Number of attendees: 300


<Day1 : May 29th>

10:15              Welcome Remark (Nippon Foundation)

10;30-11:10     Keynote Speech / Sir Ronald Cohen

11:20-12:10     Panel Discussions

Sir Ronald Cohen

Mr. Hiroshi Komiyama, President, Mitsubishi Research Institute

Mr. Masataka Uo, CEO, Japan Fundraising Association

Government Representative

12:10-13:30     Networking Lunch

13:35-15:00     Breakout Session I

A1 : Impact Measurement

A2 : Social Investment in Local Community

15:15-16:45     Breakout Session II

B1 : Potential of Social Investment as a Financial Product

B2 : Acceleration of Social Innovation through Social Impact Investment

16:45 – 17:30 Closing Session

<Day2 : May 30th>

13:10 – 13:30  Opening Remark, Mr. Shiozaki, Minister of Health and Labor

13:30 – 14:15  Keynote, Mr. Peter Barth, Third Sector Capital Partners

14:15 – 14:45 Update on SIB implementation in Japan

Mayor Yoshida, City of Yokosuka / Nippon Foundation

14:45 – 15:45  Panel Discussion I : Potential of SIB development

Panelist: Mr. Tsutomu Horiuchi, CFO, Mori Building

                 Mr. Retsu Fujisawa, RCF (Disaster Relief Organization)

                 Ms. Masumi Sai, Nikkei CNBC

Moderator: Mr. Ken Ito, Keio University

15:45 – 17:15  Panel Discussion II : Utilization of Dormant Account Fund

Panelist: Ms. Kumi Fujisawa, Sofia Bank

                 (MP – TBD)

                 Member of National Alliance for DAF

Moderator: Hiroki Komazaki, Florence (Social Enterprise)

17:15 – 17:25  Closing Comment: Shuichi Ohno, Nippon Foundation

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