Eiichi Shibusawa: Webinar on the Spirit of Japanese Ethical Capitalism and Sustainability
Eiichi Shibusawa: The Spirit of Japanese Ethical Capitalism and Sustainability
Third live webinar from Living traditions Series, a five-part program designed to examine iconic facets of Japanese culture, from ancient roots to modern times
Thursday, November 11, 7 to 8 p.m. EST (4 to 5 p.m. PST) | Calculate your local time
Eiichi Shibusawa– widely known as the father of Japanese capitalism after the Meiji Restoration in the mid-19th century – died 90 years ago on November 11, but his influence continues today. An influential entrepreneur and business leader, Shibusawa (1840-1931) helped found around 500 modern economic institutions in industries such as banking, insurance, textiles, paper, and railroads, as well as 600 social enterprises.
Shibusawa embraced the millennial teachings of Confucianism, cultivating virtue in economic endeavors, and his firm belief in these principles led him to publish his famous book, Rongo and Soroban (Analects of Confucius and Abacus). Today’s speakers explain how Shibusawa’s philosophy is very relevant to ESG and the SDGs in today’s social and business environment. This is the third of the five parts Living traditions webinar series.
Christina ahmadjian, professor, Graduate School of Business Administration, Hitotsubashi University
Ken shibusawa, CEO, Shibusawa and Company, Inc .; founder and president of Commons Asset Management; Senior Advisor, Brunswick Group
Joshua W. Walker, Ph.D., President and CEO, Japan Society
7 to 8 p.m. EST (4 to 5 p.m. PST) Discussion and Q&A
Details of the program: This is a free event, with prior registration required. The program will be broadcast live on YouTube and registrants will receive the viewing link by email the day before the event. Participants can submit questions via YouTube during the live broadcast.