The English-language events will invite readers of The Japan Times to be guest speakers.
The venue is the message for G7 talks host Hiroshima
Warren Meehan Contributing writer
As the host city for next year’s Group of Seven summit, Hiroshima conveys a particularly intrinsic message about humanity’s capacity...
U.N.U. Mahesti Okitasari – Sustainability needs not uniformity but coherence
Growing up in an “informal settlement” in Indonesia, an urban village community that formed organically with unplanned spatial layouts and...
Decarbonizing built environments: Who’s taking action?
People once struggled through forests to reach home. Today, one may look desperately to find a line of trees among...
At upcycled bag brand Plasticity, sustainability is style
Aki Saito hopes the fashion brand she created will be doomed by environmental progress — in fact, the company’s tag...
Entrepreneur Kaori Sasaki makes diversity a science
While today’s companies fight for the innovative edge out in the marketplace, they also increasingly tout their commitment to diversity...
For ‘water optimizer’ company Brita, every drop counts
Finding and defining a company’s purpose is not an easy task, and once found, it is even harder for a...
Designing from the Earth up: IDEO puts long term first
In 1980, Steve Jobs asked a new design firm to develop a mouse for what would be one of the...
Patagonia sets examples on food, farms and future
Sustainability presents a catch-22 for the business world. While shifting to renewable energy and removing environmentally harmful materials from supply...
Gavin Dixon: changing organizations, and the world
In the corporate world, sustainability is one of the hottest topics and biggest goals. Unfortunately for most companies, it is...
Kicking for inclusion: How soccer is helping homeless
When you see an adult soccer team practicing in Japan, you usually don’t pay much attention. They will be running...
Womenomics originator Matsui funds ESG startups
Louise George Kittaka
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attracted global attention in 2013 for drawing on womenomics — the idea that female...
Green frontiers: The sustainability mission in space
An earnest, 40-something executive leans forward, speaking into the tabletop microphone. The camera catches the flash in his eyes as...
Ross Rowbury is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Group Corporate Communications at Nomura Holdings. He has observed Japan while living and working here for four decades. Commencing his career in finance in Tokyo during the early 1980s, he later moved into public relations and communications, holding senior positions at Gavin Anderson & Co. (now Kreab) and PRAP Japan. He headed the Edelman business in Japan for 10 years until July 2020. Prior to joining Nomura in October, he was a freelance consultant to a number of firms on their Japan business strategy. He serves on the Board of TELL, a suicide prevention and mental health NPO, and was a visiting professor of Asian marketing at Doshisha University in Kyoto for several years.
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