GIVS Symposium 2022


GIVS Symposium 2022

Friday November 18, 2022 | Kyoto, Japan

The Future of ESG and Value: Why ESG Evaluation Matters

Basic Information

Organized by: The International Academic Forum in collaboration with The Value Research Center, Doshisha University; The ESG-Integration Research and Education Center (ESG-IRC) and the IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) at the Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University.

Date: Friday November 18, 2022 (13:00 – 17:45)
Location: Doshisha Business School, Doshisha University, Imadegawa Campus, Kyoto Japan
Format: Hybrid (Online and In-person sessions will be held)
Ticket Price: 5,000 JPY
Language: Japanese & English, with simultaneous translation


Overview: Why ESG

The climate crisis is now a tangible existential threat to the planet as well as to humanity. Putting words into action to attain UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is as critical as ever. This includes actions in the economic sphere of activities, where the private sector plays a major role. As neoliberal capitalism’s excessive focus on company and shareholders profits is increasingly identified as a major driver behind environmental destruction as well as a host of social and economic inequality issues, today’s business leaders are evaluated not only on their ability to create profitable outcomes, but to do so while simultaneously delivering real, tangible value for the other stakeholders, including customers, employees, partners, society and ultimately the planet. Corporations are now pressed to answer to a more diverse group of stakeholders as a matter of global interest, and various types of ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) evaluation are there to assist in their efforts to achieve sustainable growth.

The 2022 GIVS symposium is focused on the current and future challenges that lie ahead for businesses as ESG evaluation becomes an integral to assessing the value of companies. The symposium showcases the Value Research Center’s Value Model as a potentially powerful alternative to the currently available ESG evaluation systems like MSCI, Bloomberg and FTSE4Good, with a new framework for measuring, managing and creating value for diverse group of stakeholders not yet found in existing ones.


First session:

—Critical issues that business leaders, regulators and policy makers need to focus on over the coming 12-24 months related to the implementation of ESG and sustainability within their organizations.
—Explain the Value Model

Second session:

—Explain the Value Model evaluator certification course (ESG-IREC and VRC collaboration)

We look forward to seeing you in Kyoto in the fall!

Philip Sugai, Doshisha University, Japan
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR
GIVS2022 Co-Chairs

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Organising Committee

Dr Will Baber, Professor, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Management, Japan
Dr Sarah Louisa Birchley, Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Toyo Gakuen University, Japan
Dr Grant Black, President, Black Inc. Consulting, Japan
Dr Joseph Haldane, Chairman and CEO, IAFOR
Dr James W. McNally, Research Scientist, University of Michigan, USA & NACDA Program on Aging, USA
Haruko Satoh, Professor, The Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, Japan
Dr Philip Sugai, Professor, Doshisha University, Graduate School of Business, Japan
Prof Toshiya Hoshino, Director, ESG Integration Research and Education Center, Osaka University; Former Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, Osaka, Japan
Prof Haruko Sato, The IAFOR Research Centre at Osaka University, Japan

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