|GSM-KU organized an online Symposium on “Developing Global Talent for Social Entrepreneurship from Kyoto” as a kick-off event of the Global Social Entrepreneurship Endowed Chair on Thursday, March 25.
The theme of this symposium is to discuss a sustainable society, human resource development for social entrepreneurs, and start-up ecosystems. Kathy Matsui, a former vice chairperson of Goldman Sachs Japan, gave a keynote address on “ESG Investment and Diversity Management”, followed by two panel discussions.
Prof. Akiko Murai facilitated the first panel discussion on “Human Resource Development on Global Social Entrepreneurs” with 3 panelists. They are Akiko Naka (Wantedly), Lin Kobayashi (United World College ISAK Japan), and Keiichi Yoshino (Dari K). Then, Prof. Yoshinori Hara facilitated the second panel discussion on “Current and Future Direction on Social Entrepreneurial Businesses from Kyoto” with the following 3 panelists; Haruna Yamanaka (Kyoto Social Innovation Laboratory), Shoko Ryuzaki (L&G Global Business), and Takayuki Sakakida (Kyoto Shinkin Bank).
At the end of the Symposium, Prof. Sachiko Kuno, EVP, Kyoto University, gave us closing remarks.
Around 160 attendees participated in this symposium. The majority of the speakers were female professors and/or key executives. It was a wonderful opportunity to think of diversity management as well as discussing social issues and ecosystems for social entrepreneurs.