Japan Forum of Business and Society
The importance of innovation is now increasing to enhance sustainable development of economy, environment and society. Innovation is critical issue not only as technical innovation for the development of new technology and new material, but as social innovation for the (re)construction of a new social system and institution.
Arguments on innovation cover broad context: promotion/support policy by government, industrial policy, management strategy in individual organization, collaboration among various entities such as businesses and NPOs. Creation of innovation has gone through a transition from “closed innovation” to “open innovation”, “globalization of innovation” and “flatness of innovation”. The relationship with stakeholders is now key issue in creation of innovation.
It is essential for business sector to examine how they embed issues for sustainable development into new business models and/or technology, how they produce environmental/social performance by green innovation and social innovation and lead to social change, and how the innovation is led to their competitiveness.
We need to argue innovation theoretically and practically from various perspectives for sustainable development, which is the important mission for JFBS.
Therefore, the theme of the 2nd JFBS Annual Conference is set as “Sustainable Development and Innovation” and we examine and discuss challenges and possibilities innovation at Keynote Speech and other sessions. Following themes are expected for parallel sessions:
・Sustainable Development and Technology
・Innovation and Competitiveness
・Sustainable Development and Financial Innovation
・Community Re-development and Innovation
・Innovation and Community System
・Innovation of Policy Development