The SDGs are designing the future. Consider their possibilities in terms of research

Presentation Group : xSDG LaboratoryPresentation Group Representative : Norichika Kanie (Graduate School of Media and Governance)
    • Tokyo Midtown Tower 4F Conference
    • 11/22(Wed) 17:30 - 19:00
  • room3+4

Adopted at the United Nations Summit in September 2015, the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) are global goals to be achieved by 2030 with a novel principle to “leave no one behind” in order to transform towards a sustainable global society. They are a set of goals without attainment unless all countries and actors, from developed and developing world, are taking actions. Their potential lies in considering actions and policies in such actors as private business or local government, for example, in light of the SDGs, and thereby transforming towards truly sustainable society. What can we do to mobilize research for materializing transformation, using the SDGs as a devise for finding a solution in this diverse and complex society? We hope the session will stimulate ideas.


  • Toshio Arima

    Board Member, United Nations Global Compact / Chairman of the Board, Global Compact Network Japan
  • Jiro Ito

    Director, Public Relations, Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union
  • Jun Murai

    Dean, Graduate School of Media and Governance / Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
  • Hiroko Kuniya

    Guest Professor (Part-time), Graduate School of Media and Governance
  • Norichika Kanie

    Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance / Director, xSDG Laboratory