Arthur D. Little Japan Co., Ltd. Arthur D. Little Japan and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. start collaboration on the application of “SIB (Social Impact Bond)” to the mobility field

Arthur D. Little Japan Co., Ltd.
Arthur D. Little Japan and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. start collaboration on the application of “SIB (Social Impact Bond)” to the mobility field Aiming to introduce a new financing scheme for the purpose of implementing a sustainable mobility society

Arthur D. Little Japan Co., Ltd. and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. have started collaborating to study the application of a new financial scheme, the Social Impact Bond (SIB), with the aim of implementing a sustainable mobility society. Did.
Arthur D. Little Japan Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Yusuke Harada; hereinafter referred to as “ADL”) and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Iwata City, Shizuoka Prefecture; President: Yoshihiro Hidaka; Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Yamaha Motor”) has started collaborating to consider applying a new financial scheme, the “Social Impact Bond (hereinafter referred to as SIB)”, with the aim of implementing a sustainable mobility society.
The environment surrounding mobility is entering a phase of change, such as the emergence of MaaS (Mobility as a Service) and autonomous driving technology, as well as initiatives for carbon neutrality. This trend will not only change the nature of mobility, but will also have an impact on the social system level, including people’s lives and the appearance of cities. Challenges are coming.
On the other hand, last mile travel has become a major issue due to the declining birthrate and aging population, the shortage of public transportation drivers, and the increase in the number of people who have returned their licenses. Yamaha Motor provides Green Slow Mobility (GSM), low-speed electric vehicles that support these regions. However, it is difficult to secure financial resources and continue to operate rural mobility as an independent business. Therefore, ADL and Yamaha Motor focused on SIB, a new
performance-based financing scheme being promoted by the government, and the possibility of utilizing this scheme when introducing and operating Yamaha Motor’s GSM, etc. Consider
SIB is one of the mechanisms for public-private partnerships, and when local governments outsource work to the private sector, the commission amount varies based on the results of the service. We aim to reduce business costs while increasing effectiveness by utilizing
private-sector mechanisms. Unlike PFS (pay for success), which is a general performance-based consignment business, one of the features is that institutional investors invest in advance funds.
While using GSM as a means of transportation for tourists and for the elderly, Yamaha Motor realized the potential for value beyond just transportation. In order to clarify this, we have been promoting initiatives to quantify changes in the behavior of the elderly through the introduction of GSM and the resulting health promotion effects, as well as initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions through the use of GSM. Through this collaboration, we aim to popularize electric mobility represented by GSM by incorporating the effects of health promotion and CO2 emission reduction into performance indicators.
In 2020, in addition to strategic planning and ecosystem formation efforts in the mobility field, ADL will use its extensive experience and network related to social implementation for the sustainable development of the mobility business, which is shifting to the implementation phase. We have established the “ADL Mobility Lab”, which has a wide range of products and services, and have established a system that can further respond to PoC and solving problems in promoting commercialization, and have contributed to social innovation with mobility as the starting point. Through this alliance, we will verify the possibility of financial resources for securing means of transportation through a new financing scheme, and consider the integration of mobility with other industries and services, as well as the utilization, establishment, and social implementation of SIB in cross-sectors.
Going forward, we will utilize the knowledge and networks of both ADL and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., and collaborate with various players involved in mobility to advance initiatives aimed at accelerating the transformation of the mobility industry.
[About Arthur D. Little Japan Co., Ltd.]
Founded in 1886. The world’s first management consulting firm by Dr. Arthur D. Little of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We have supported the realization of many innovations that have a large social impact, including the US Apollo program, and have a wealth of experience in management consulting in the automobile and
manufacturing industries. In the area of ​​mobility, which we have been focusing on in recent years, we have been supporting the Dubai Road Transport Authority for urban development with an eye on urban traffic in 2070, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for CASE and carbon neutral strategy support including mobility. In Japan, in addition to the establishment of the above-mentioned “ADL Mobility Lab”, we support the establishment of JR East’s “Mobility Innovation Consortium” and provide a large number of support for policy planning related to mobility services for government and government agencies. Click here for details ⇒
[About Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.]
With powertrain technology, body and hull technology, control technology, and production technology at its core, Yamaha Motor is involved in the land mobility business, which includes motorcycles, four-wheeled buggies, and electrically assisted bicycles, as well as the marine business, which includes boats and outboard motors, as well as surface mounters. , drones, and other robotics businesses, as well as finance businesses. We are working on it. Today, our products are provided to customers in more than 180 countries and regions, and overseas accounts for about 90% of consolidated sales.
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