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xSDG Consortium

Director: Norichika Kanie (Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance)
Contact: Epsilon Building 205, Keio University SFC (Secretariat: +81-466-49-5271)

Outline

The xSDG Laboratory was established in October 2017 to solve problems in our diverse and complex society from the perspective of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The xSDG Consortium has been established as a part of the xSDG Laboratory's activities and has solicited participation from companies and local governments. The xSDG Consortium will create advanced cases and best practices using SDGs and aims to expand by disseminating that information from Japan to the world.

Objective

To create best practices of actions that help achieve SDGs.

Activities

1) Providing and exchanging information regarding SDG-related policies and the latest trends concerning their implementation

  • Provide and exchange information concerning SDGs such as international trends, their domestic implementation, indicators, and policy trends

2) Providing and sharing knowledge on SDGs actions

  • Conduct joint research and use that research to create best practices for promoting SDGs
  • Promote research to produce solutions by linking SDGs with issues such as IoT and regional revitalization
  • Establish subcommittees to create (cross-industry) standards, targets, and actions that go beyond conventional boundaries
    - Set up subcommittees to deepen discussions leading to solutions and actions (preceding examples are a subcommittee on SDGs-based standards creation [gradual authentication] and financial guidelines, etc.)
    - Consider targets for 2030 by field
  • Create opportunities for collaboration
    - Generate best practices and methodologies for responding to SDGs by creating opportunities for collaboration

Results

  • Publication of annual reports
  • Publication of books regarding best practices of SDGs
  • Accomplishments made at the subcommittee (ex: SDGs guidelines and authentication standards by field, targets by field, etc.)

Outline of Research Activity Plans (1st Year)

1) Hold consortium meetings (around three times a year)

  • Provide a place to share the latest information regarding SDGs
  • Offer themes according to fields such as the United Nations, national governments, overseas companies, investor trends, overseas academia discussions, Japanese government trends, domestic trends, etc.
  • Function as a platform that offers a place to share concerns and hold discussions (ex: matching companies with local governments, etc.)

2) Provide a digital platform

  • Use digital media to provide information (member mailing list, e-mail magazine subscription)

3) Hold annual report debriefings

  • Release results from the consortium, joint research, etc.

4) Publish annual reports

5) Implement subcommittee

Constituent Membership

Name Affiliatoin
o Norichika Kanie Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Laboratory representative, leader
Keisuke Uehara Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
ICT technology & SDGs
Fumitoshi Kato Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Local revitalization & SDGs
Mitsuru Kawamoto Project Research Associate, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Companies & SDGs
Hiroko Kuniya Guest Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Implementation of SDGs, publication of laboratory research results, transmission of information
Mari Kosaka Project Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Companies & SDGs, sustainable consumption & production
Shinya Sakuma Project Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Local government & SDGs
Hiroya Tanaka Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Digital fabrication & SDGs
Masatoshi Tamamura Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Local revitalization & SDGs
Jun Murai Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
IoT & SDGs
Kanako Morita Project Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Companies & SDGs
Hitoshi Yoshizaki Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Index & SDGs