UNERI Co., Ltd.
[Kariya City x UNERI] Make Kariya City Japan’s No. 1 Earth-Friendly City. Held the Sustainability Action Project.
12/8 (Thursday) A program for working adults and 12/18 (Sunday) for students. Conceive a sustainable future and create a starting point for transforming the industrial structure.
“UNERI Co., Ltd.” (Head office: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture; Representative Director: Masaki Kawai), which develops business aimed at developing an ecosystem of social entrepreneurs from the Tokai region, is holding a “Sustainability Action Project” sponsored by Kariya City. ” will serve as the administrative office.
In this project, social entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs who develop sustainable businesses will be invited as lecturers, and working adults and students in Kariya will create opportunities to think about “Japan’s No. 1 earth-friendly city.” We aim to transform the city’s industrial OS into a sustainable one (SX: Sustainability
[Sustainability Action Project implementation background]
Kariya City, Aichi Prefecture, is known as a city of manufacturing, where manufacturing industries such as those related to automobiles are concentrated.
Sustainability initiatives such as SDGs and carbon neutrality are regarded as an indispensable issue as the responsibility of the city, and the city has declared that it will become a zero carbon city by 2050.
On the other hand, the city’s momentum regarding sustainability is still low among the city’s manufacturing companies and the next generation of high school and university students, and the current situation is that there is a lack of opportunities to think about it. In response to this situation, we will implement the “Sustainability Action Project” in order to create the most earth-friendly way of life and corporate activities in Japan.
This project is a program that provides an opportunity to experience the efforts of social entrepreneurs and social impact, and the efforts of advanced business operators for city companies that are active in the current society and high school and university students who will be responsible for the next generation. .
In 2022, we will implement two programs for working adults and students.
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(1) December 8 (Thursday) [Corporate Edition] Sustainability Action Project [Image 2
“Learn from pioneers! 120 minutes to make friends outside the company by touching advanced cases using SDGs”
This is an event to deepen your thoughts on sustainable management and business by looking at overall tides and trends related to
sustainability, as well as the efforts and ideas of manufacturing industries that actually have factories. After the event, there will be time to interact with participating companies.
・ Date: December 8, 2022 (Thursday) 14: 00-16: 00
・Venue: Kariya City Central Lifelong Learning Center Conference Rooms 401 and 402 (3-minute walk directly connected to the south exit of JR Kariya Station)
・Participation fee: Free
・Capacity: 30 local participants, 100 online participants (both accepted on a first-come, first-served basis)
・Participation target: Those who work for companies with offices in Kariya city, etc.
・Participation application: Please apply from the dedicated website (Peatix) by December 7 (Wednesday).
・Lectures on global and Japanese trends in sustainability
・Lecture on environmental considerations as a manufacturing industry with factories
・Exchange meeting to create horizontal connections beyond companies ▼Speakers
Mr. Takanori Matsui
KIBOW Social Investment Fund Investment Professional
After graduating from graduate school, engaged in business planning, personnel and human resource development projects, etc. at SIGMAXYZ Co., Ltd. At the same time, he participated in the NPO corporation Nimai no Kajika and acted as a managing director. Operates the “NPO Support Project” where working adults and NPOs work together to solve social issues.
After joining GLOBIS, he invested in social entrepreneurs and provided management support as an investment professional for KIBOW social investment. Main support recipients include Baobab Co., Ltd. (outside director), Acechild Co., Ltd., etc.
Mr. Tsutomu Ishikawa
Senior Managing Director, Ishikawa Resin Industry Co., Ltd.
Born in 1984. After graduating from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tokyo, joined Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest consumer goods manufacturer, and worked there for about 10 years. Mainly engaged in management strategy, business management, and financial accounting. After several years of experience in Japan, transferred to Singapore. Involved in management strategies for deodorants and kitchen detergents throughout Asia. After that, he returned to Japan and worked as the right-hand man of the Japanese CFO. “I want to make things with my own hands,” he made up his mind and took up his current position at his parent’s company.
(2) 12/18 (Sun) [Student Edition] Sustainability Action Project [Image 3
“One-day program to create Japan’s No. 1 earth-friendly city together with social entrepreneurs”
In the morning, we will hold a seminar and invite two social entrepreneurs who are pioneers to think about the first step that can be taken from the standpoint of a student while learning from actual examples. In the afternoon, we will hold a workshop to come up with concrete ideas for what we can do to make Kariya City “Japan’s No. 1 Earth-Friendly City” and take the first step towards tomorrow. ▼Details
・ Date: December 18, 2022 (Sun) 10:00-16:00
・Location: IKOMAI DESK (3 minutes walk from JR Kariya Station) ・Participation fee: Free
・Capacity: 20 people (accepted on a first-come, first-served basis) ・ Participation target: High school students and university students living in or attending school in Kariya city, etc.
・Participation application: Please apply from the dedicated website (Peatix) by Saturday, December 17th.
・Case studies by two social entrepreneurs
・Experience sustainable products
・Workshop to consider and share sustainability actions
Ms. Hinako Yamazaki
Born in March 1996, from Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture. Representative of sobolon. I have been interested in environmental issues since I was a child, and in 2019, I started a handmade jewelry brand “sobolon” using marine plastic as a material. While running a jewelry brand with the theme of “preserving the earth with ‘cute'”, as part of
environmental education for children, workshops such as kaleidoscope making and mosaic art making using marine plastic are also held. Ms. Miho Murata
General Incorporated Association Hapi Eco Representative Director Born in 2000, from Miyoshi City, Aichi Prefecture. After graduating from high school, I went to college in Vancouver. Majored in Environmental Studies. In August 2020, returned to Japan for online classes. After that, he hosted two environmental events and climate marches in Nagoya, mobilizing a total of about 250 people. In May 2021, the “Happy Eco-ru Environmental Course”, commonly known as the “Happie Eco Course”, will be launched. Gives over 100 lectures in a year. In May 2022, the activity was incorporated. Currently working as a YouTuber.
Kariya City Hall Industrial Environment Department Commerce and Industry Promotion Section
TEL: 0566-62-1016 (direct)
▼Management office information
UNERI Co., Ltd.:
With Nagoya as one of the hubs, we are implementing “Ecosystem Creation through Support for Social Entrepreneurs”. Centered on the following three businesses, we are striving to realize our purpose of creating a society in which everyone can follow the path they believe in.
1. Incubation business｜Development of social entrepreneurs
2. Impact Management Business | Analysis of Social Issues
3. Public Affairs Business｜Collaboration with Ministries and Local Governments publication:
ForbesJAPAN, OKB Research Institute, Chubu Keizai Shimbun, etc. Official site:
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