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September 2017

SDGs: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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THEME FOR SEPTEMBER
SDGs: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

In this month’s Feature, we look at how Japan’s public and private sectors are working to promote and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a UN initiative aimed at “Transforming Our World” that lays down a set of seventeen “Global Goals” with 169 targets between them.

FEATURES

Private Sector Drives Japan’s SDGs

An interview with Keio University Professor Norichika Kanie, a member of the SDGs Promotion Roundtable Meeting

“Defense” as a Business Opportunity for “Offense” Working to achieve

SDGs can create new opportunities for global companies.

For the Health of All People

Takeda Pharmaceutical is contributing to improved health conditions in Africa and Asia through its support of international NGOs.

Geothermal Power Generation

Benefits All Three Parties Itochu’s geothermal power projects benefit seller, buyer and society alike.

Ultrasound Imaging Device for Safe Deliveries

Lequio Power Technology is working with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to distribute ultrasonic scanners in Sudan.

e-Learning with Ninjas

A Japanese e-learning system is helping children in developing countries get to grips with basic maths.

SDGs as a Yardstick: Shiga-based Efforts to Be Expanded Internationally

An interview with Taizo Mikazuki, governor of Shiga Prefecture.

Civil Society “Transforming Our World”

Civil Society platform SDGs Japan is assisting Japanese NGOs and NPOs in their efforts to promote SDGs.

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