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December 19, 2017

Teaming with the Social Sector to Address Society’s Challenges

The Tokyo Foundation has stressed the need for closer integration between main business operations and initiatives to address social issues ...

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April 25, 2017

Partnering with Business to End Poverty
Lessons from NGO Gawad Kalinga

Gawad Kalinga seeks to eliminate poverty in the Philippines by restoring people’s dignity, forging partnerships with business to help build ...

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April 10, 2017

CSR Challenges and Strategies for Small Businesses

Facing tighter financial constraints than their large counterparts, SMEs often find it difficult to undertake CSR initiatives. Makoya Kageyama argues, ...

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September 01, 2016

Japan’s Civil-Society Revolution
Nonprofit Activity and Social Enterprise since the Kobe Earthquake

The 1995 Kobe quake exposed the fragility of a social system that was overly reliant on government services, prompting a ...

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June 02, 2016

Building Responsive Companies
The Tokyo Foundation’s CSR White Paper 2015

With government’s policy options increasingly constrained by fiscal realities, private companies have an important role to play in responding to ...

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April 19, 2016

From Dialogue to Partnership
Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer is a major British retailer with some 850 stores in the United Kingdom and branches in 59 ...

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February 01, 2016

Why Is China Muzzling Its Lawyers?

China’s nationwide crackdown on civil-rights lawyers may seem like a clear case of top-down repression, but in reality the dynamics ...

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January 28, 2016

Putting CSR at the Center of Corporate Operations

Companies exist to fulfill certain social responsibilities and offer value for society. From that standpoint, “corporate social responsibility” is a ...

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July 13, 2015

The Evolution of CSR Communication in Japan
From Reporting to Dialogue and Engagement

CSR and social communication expert Hideto DeDe Kawakita surveys the development of Japanese companies' CSR communication efforts over the last ...

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June 29, 2015

Identifying Materiality through Stakeholder Engagement
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa is a nonlife insurance company that volunteered its office work expertise in support of areas affected by ...

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