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    Building a Sustainable Future: Integrating Consumption, Finance, and Education

    June 10, 2024

    This workshop delves into the interconnected issues of sustainability, sustainable consumption, sustainable finance and education which collectively form a holistic approach to creating a more balanced and resilient world. Sustainable consumption encourages mindful choices to minimize waste and environmental impact, while sustainable finance directs capital toward environmentally friendly and socially responsible investments. Together, they create a powerful framework that fosters innovation, promotes responsible resource management, and drives positive social and environmental outcomes, paving the way for a sustainable and prosperous future.

    Tentative Programme

    14:00               Welcome Remarks
    Markus HECKEL (German Institute for Japanese Studies)
    Laura BLECKEN (German Center for Research and Innovation Tokyo, DWIH)

    14:15               Sustainable Consumption
    Chair: Shinji HASEGAWA (Waseda University)

    Corporate Perspectives on Sustainable Consumption and Marketing Strategies
    Markus HECKEL (German Institute for Japanese Studies)

    Sustainable Consumption of Young People in Japan and Germany: Behaviour and Influencing Factors
    Carsten HERBES (University Nurtingen-Geislingen)

    Environmental Awareness in Germany and Japan
    Nobuyuki KINOSHITA (Advisor, Keiaistar Real Estate)

    15:45               Coffee Break

    16:00               Sustainable Finance
    Chair: Markus HECKEL

    Education for Sustainable Finance
    Jutaro KANEKO (Hakuoh University)

    Green Bonds
    Maiko MORISHITA (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, IGES and Climate Bonds Initiative)

    Connecting Corporate Sustainability and Sustainable Finance

    Emi ONOZUKA (Director of Future Design Initiative by Science and Finance, FDSF)

    17:30               Closing Remarks
    Markus HECKEL (German Institute for Japanese Studies)

    17:45               Buffet Reception