Sustainability in Japan

An annual research study by Fabric

SJ3: The pathway to regenerative business

Symposium and print edition

Fabric is hosting a one-day symposium celebrating the release of our new book 'Sustainability in Japan 3: The pathway to regenerative business'.

The symposium is on Saturday 30 September at SOIL Nihonbashi, a culture and community driven workspace in Tokyo. Sessions will run from 12:00-18:00, followed by an afterparty at Parklet from 18:00-21:00.

A limited edition print run of the 256 page book, made sustainably by our friends at Ohkawa Printing, is included for all participants.

The final set of speakers and panellists have now been confirmed, with leaders and changemakers from some of Japan’s most innovative companies. They’ll be sharing stories and exploring themes around regenerative business and the intersection of wellbeing and work:

  • Jin Song Montesano, Chief People Officer, LIXIL Japan
  • Eriko Suzuki, Founder / CEO, Kind Capital
  • Yuki Uchida, Researcher, Urban Designer / President, YET / Senior Director, Re:public Inc.
  • Shigehiro Kato, Business Producer, Recruit
  • Erika Iwai, Co-Founder / CEO, Sollective
  • Yuta Oka, CEO, Staple
  • Kumiko Hori, Integrated Social Sustainability Design Co. Ltd., Former Head of Community Impact, Asia Pacific, UBS AG
  • Sam Ghiotti, Co-Founder / CEO, Habitto
  • Elly Hirano, Manager, Experience Design, MetLife
  • Christopher Ax, Founder, WAY Equity Partners / Schmatz

This is an in-person event limited to 100 people – a unique chance to connect and interact with the sustainability and design communities in Japan.

There are very limited spaces left, register on Peatix now!

Digital edition

We’re thrilled to share the digital edition of 'Sustainability in Japan 3' is now available online – a 256 page book with 19 articles exploring regenerative business and sustainable transformation in Japan.

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Jin Song Montesano
Jin Song Montesano

Chief People Officer, LIXIL Japan

Eriko Suzuki
Eriko Suzuki

Founder / CEO, Kind Capital

Yuki Uchida
Yuki Uchida

Researcher, Urban Designer / President, YET / Senior Director, Re:public Inc.

Shigehiro Kato
Shigehiro Kato

Business Producer, Recruit

Erika Iwai
Erika Iwai

Co-Founder / CEO, Sollective

Yuta Oka
Yuta Oka

CEO, Staple

Kumiko Hori
Kumiko Hori

Integrated Social Sustainability Design Co. Ltd., Former Head of Community Impact, Asia Pacific, UBS AG

Sam Ghiotti
Sam Ghiotti

Co-Founder / CEO, Habitto

Elly Hirano
Elly Hirano

Manager, Experience Design, MetLife

Christopher Ax
Christopher Ax

Founder, WAY Equity Partners / Schmatz

Themes emerging from the study

Our insights are drawn from differentiated data and research conducted by our sustainability team, including an annual nationwide study and interviews with leaders in sustainability and design.

Some of the key themes include:

1

Building intrinsic motivation for sustainable transformation among organisations and individuals.

2

Creating synergy between business growth and employee wellbeing.

3

Future proofing businesses through regenerative practices, leveraging existing knowledge and networks.

4

Drawing on Japan's rich culture and heritage to develop a unique approach to sustainable transformation.

5

Empowering the younger generations to drive regenerative change in work and society.

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Participants in the study, aged 15-69 from across Japan.

14

Interviews with sustainability leaders.

19

Articles exploring regenerative business and sustainable transformation in Japan.

Sustainability in Japan 3
From sustainable to regenerative business
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From sustainable to regenerative business
Building sustainable companies: The investor’s view
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Building sustainable companies: The investor’s view
Wellbeing: The foundation for sustainable change
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Wellbeing: The foundation for sustainable change
People at the heart of sustainable growth
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People at the heart of sustainable growth

Looking for previous reports?

Sustainability in Japan 2

How conscious consumers are driving brand futures, with food systems leading the way.

Download the report PDF:

Sustainability in Japan 1

How consumers think and act, and how brands can stay one step ahead.

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