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A New Approach to Sustainability through Collaboration between Major Corporations and Startups
~Exploring current examples of collaboration from a global perspective~

[Osaka, Kansai] Event Announcement: “A New Approach to Sustainability through Collaboration between Major Corporations and Startups. ~Exploring current examples of collaboration from a global perspective~”

Since the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) were established in 2015, many companies, both domestic and international, have been actively working to achieve sustainability.

In order to support the promotion of sustainable activities, Osaka-based market entry program “Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka” and the startup support office located in Umeda, Osaka “GVH#5” are pleased to announce a seminar introducing new approaches for corporations regarding sustainability. “WeSpire” – a US-based startup who is a member of Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka’s Cohort #2 – who collaborates with the Japanese corporation Komatsu – who is working to achieve corporate sustainability – will be introducing new perspectives to sustainable actions which corporations can take to achieve their goals.

This seminar is open to all companies that are either considering how to achieve sustainability, looking for new approaches to sustainability or are looking to collaborate with startup companies – both locally and internationally.

The Program

  • Introduction of Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka and sustainability-related issues which the international startups of cohort #2 challenge
  • Introduction of the collaborative efforts between WeSpire and Komatsu
  • Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Inc’s efforts to achieve sustainability
  • Introduction of GVH#5’s sustainability initiatives and GVH#5’s startups with sustainability challenges
  • If you have any questions or comments, please fill out the post-event questionnaire, and the staff will contact you at a later date if a response is required.

Event Details

Seminar Name

[Osaka, Kansai] A New Approach to Sustainability through Collaboration between Major Corporations and Startups ~Exploring current examples of collaboration from a global perspective~

Date, Time

16 February 2021 (Tuesday) 14:00 – 15:30

Format

Online

Language

This event will be held in Japanese. 

Organized by

Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka (Rainmaking Innovation Japan LLC), GVH#5 (Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp.)

Management Partner

Dentsu Inc.

Cooperation

Osaka Innovation Hub, Osaka Startup Ecosystem Consortium

WeSpire

WeSpire – based in Boston, USA – builds and operates a platform designed to help companies achieve sustainability, and has already been adopted by many large companies within North America.

In North America, some companies have started introducing a CRO (Chief Responsibility Officer) or CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) to their corporation to accomplish their sustainability goals. They use platforms such as WeSpire to design and operate their own SDG activities based on the technology behind the platform, a wealth of case studies and the data in their platform which helps quantify (visualize) the results.

With such growing needs, the WeSpire platform is expanding its market beyond North America. Starting with Komatsu, which has already begun their own sustainability project, they are looking to expand within the Japanese market.

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