OFF-SITE INNOVATORS EVENT For Profit, For Good: Integrating Social Value into the Bottom Line

February 6, 2008
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Held at Nikkei Hall, Nihon Keizai Shimbun Head Office, 1-9-5 Otemachi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.

Traditional corporate social responsibility in the United States and Japan is being replaced by next-generation models that more effectively blend social value into the bottom line, as companies and non-profits realize that economic value and social value are two sides of the same coin. Rich opportunities for mutual learning exist between the business world and nonprofits. At the same time, nonprofits and social entrepreneurs in both countries are realizing the need to adopt the best practices of business to maximize their impact. This event brings American and Japanese social and business innovators together to explore this blending and how it will contribute to the creation of greater social value for everyone. Co-sponsored by Nikkei.

Keynote Address
Martin Coles, Chief Operating Officer, Starbucks Corporation; President, Starbucks Coffee International

Mari Hayashi, Senior Manager, Citizenship, Plan-J Group, Microsoft Co. Ltd., Japan
Darren Huston, President & CEO, Microsoft Co. Ltd., Japan
Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO, Acumen Fund
Hiroshi Tasaka, Professor, Tama University; President, Thinktank SophiaBank
Keith Yamashita, Chairman, Stone Yamashita Partners


1:30 pm         Registration
2 – 4:45 pm   Program

This event is free and open to the public. Register online for this program.

For additional information please contact Fumiko Miyamoto at (212) 715-1222 or by email at [email protected].

For information about the U.S.-Japan Innovators Network, please visit

This event is co-sponsored by

The U.S.-Japan Innovators Network is co-organized by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.

This project is generously supported by

Additional support is provided by the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, Jack and Susy Wadsworth, R&R Consulting, Inc., and Dr. Michitaka Yamamoto.

International transportation supported by All Nippon Airways and Continental Airlines.

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2008
  • 1:30 pm