About this website
Updated: Feb 21, 2019
Keidanren(Japan Business Federation) launched this websie at 17 July, 2018.
This website introduces mary varieties of Innovations for deliverling on SDGs. It is the reason for this that we believe we can realize new better world through maximumly utilizing cutting-technologies.
We called this concpet "Society 5.0 for SDGs".
As globalization has progressed, we have witnessed an increase in economic activities that transcend national borders.
Especially the wave of digitalization has prompted much revolutionary change—a paradigm shift.
This digital revolution has extended beyond industry and has the potential to change social systems, culture, customs, and indeed, society itself.
On the other hand, social problems such as poverty and inequality, climate change, and terrorism are also emerging in various parts of the world.
It was under these circumstances that the wisdom and knowledge of the international community was brought together and the United Nations declared the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs in 2015.
SDGs are precisely the goals to be shared and supported by every one of us.
Companies are now being called on to exercise their powers of creativity and innovation to connect the digital revolution to the achievement of the SDGs, and Keidanren named this whole concept “Society 5.0 for SDGs”.
Society 5.0 is the fifth and newest society in the history of human social development, following on from the Hunter-gatherer society, Agrarian society, Industrial society, and Information society.
This future society in which IoT, AI, robotics and other innovative technologies will be used to maximum effect for the optimization of individual lives and society as a whole.
In this future society, economic growth will become consistent with solutions to global and local challenges in order for people of all nations, ethnicities, ages, and genders can lead comfortable life.
As you can see the creation of Society 5.0 is in line with the principles of the UN SDGs. We, Private-sector companies are ready to play the leading role in realizing Society 5.0 for SDGs.
Needless to say, it could never be achieved by one company, one industry, or even one nation alone.
It requires diverse stakeholders' contributions and cooperation to realize Society 5.0 for SDGs.
Keidanren wishes to collaborate with you all here today.
Let's take a step toward creating bright new future together.