The Global Compact Research Center (Japan) was launched at Boissonade Institute of Modern Law and politics, Hosei University in December 2007 and reformed in April 2013.
The Center's mission is to make academic contributions to CSR activities in Japan, East Asia and abroad through comparative researches, which mainly focusing on four topics; 1) Global Compact, 2) Women’s Empowerment Principles, 3) Guidelines on corporate responsibility for human rights and 4) Publishing of the third party evaluation on WEPs.
<Publications> EBASHI Takashi, LEE Won Jae and YANG Bin ed., "Being Responsible in East Asia−CSR Practices of Global Compact Members in China, Japan and Korea−", Hosei University Press, 2011 (ISBN：978-4-588-63513-7)
The Joint Research Team seeks to identify CSR good practices of companies from China, Japan and Korea that show their commitment to CSR initiative and demonstrate how they are outperforming others in terms of CSR. We believe this research will identify and introduce good practices unique to East Asian companies to the global market, and help companies in the region that are willing to fulfill CSR but do not know how to practice and improve their CSR performance.
Enhancing Businesses through WEPs Support - Questionnaire Response Results from Japanese WEPs Participants -, 2013
To measure WEPs implementation and performance in Japan, Global Compact Research Center (Japan) create a national survey for WEPs Japanese participants. The survey, “Enhancing Businesses through WEPs Support,” aims to identify current situation on WEPs participants and future steps for promoting and engaging the WEPs further in Japan. The results, which were taken from responses of 50 Japanese WEPs member-companies, highlight WEPs implementation trends and challenges, company impacts from gender equality initiatives and next steps to further integrate women’s empowerment into corporate sustainability strategies.
Bankyo Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.