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February 21st, 2018: Social Business Lecture Open to Public at Sekatai Academy

Tips that connects social issue solutions to business

Sun Power Corp established a joint company with Grameen group, Grameen Japan Auto World, will invite Professor Okada for their open lecture to the public at Sekatai Academy.

Please contact Mr Yamashita, a Manager of Sekatai Business Strategy Office. (yamashita@aup.or.jp 080-5415-7798)
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Have you ever heard of the concept “Social Business”? It is a type of business that could solve many social issues, including nursery school waiting lists, regional population decrease, children who cannot go to school and others. Some business owners might think, “Social issues? It’s the government’s job.”

The structure of social business could provide some business opportunities not only to governments but also to small and medium-sized companies. Have you ever heard Grameen Bank? Professor Yunus, a 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, founded a bank and developed the small loan system currently referred to as “Microcredit” to offer collateral-free microloans to poor people.

Professor Okada is the right-hand man for Professor Yunus in Japan and will be a guest presenter.

Small and medium-sized business owners will be able to receive many new business ideas. Please sign up!

Date/Time13001430, February 21st, 2018
ContentTips that connects social issue solutions to business
Cost: 3,000yen/person
PresenterProfessor Masaharu Okada
Profile> Executive Director, Yunus & Shiiki Social Business Research Center, Kyushu UniversityAttorney at Law (New York, USA)

He was born in Fukuoka in 1953, Bachelor of Law (Tokyo University in 1979), MBA (Washington University in 1985), Attorney at Law (NewYork, USA in 1993) In 1979, he joined NTT and was mainly in charge of international business management, especially international legal management. In 2002, he joined Kyushu University. Since 2008, he has been engaged in the projects for the University with Grameen Family, working closely with Professor Yunus for promoting social business in and out of Japan.

How to apply: Yamashita (Mr), Manager, Sekatai Business Strategy Office, 
yamashita@aup.or.jp 080-5415-7798 

Sekatai Academy
Sekatai Academy is a practical school for business owners and executives to create new businesses of automobile tires. It was founded in June 2016 to build a business management model, “win without fighting”. In 2017, Sekatai became a parent organization and concluded an Memorandum of Understanding with Grameen Group for the joint company establishment of automobile recycling business.

Representative: Takuya KawamuraCEO, Sun Power Corp
Councilor: Koichi Saito (CEO, Up Rising Co., Ltd.), Atsushi Ikemoto (Napro Earth Co., Ltd.)
Recommender: Professor Muhammad Yunus (Founder of Grameen Bank, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)

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