Fourth Industrial Revolution and the SDGs

Presentation Group : xSDG LaboratoryPresentation Group Representative : Norichika Kanie (Graduate School of Media and Governance)
  • 9. Industry, innovation, infrastructure
  • 11. Sustainable cities and communities
  • 12. Responsible consumption, production
Tokyo Midtown Tower 4F Conference
11/23 (Sat) 10:30 - 12:00

The technological innovation and the progress of science brought about by the fourth industrial revolution have drastically changed the ways of our society. However, on the other side, our society faces numerous social problems such as global environmental problems, depopulation and aging society amongst others. Hereby, the questions are raised as: What is the fourth industrial revolution bringing to our society?; What will our future society be like?; How do the SDGs relate to the fourth industrial revolution?; How do the SDGs impact on the world trends after 2030? This session will examine the present and future social changes to be brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the era of SDGs.



  • Norichika Kanie

    Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
  • Satoshi Ikeda

    Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Financial Services Agency
  • Masahiro Kawatei

    Global Compact Network Japan,SDGs Taskforce Leader/Executive Advisor for SDGs to the Governor, Kanagawa Pref.
  • Masatada Kobayashi

    Group Managing Executive Officer, CWO (Chief Well-Being Officer), Rakuten Inc.
  • Jun Murai

    Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies

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