【2012/10/6-7】International Symposium on Social Investment 2012 “Creating Our Future Through Social Investment”


International Symposium on Social Investment

6th-7th October, 2012
The Nippon Zaidan Building, Tokyo, Japan


Sponsored by: The Japan Foundation
Supported by: Japan International Cooperation Agency

Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO)
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network

CSR Asia

Nippon Zaidan



ARUN invests in social enterprises which create greater social value and build knowledge sharing platform on social investment.   International Symposium, ”CREATING OUR FUTURE THROUGH SOCIAL INVESTMENT”, brings the individuals and experts from the leading social investment organizations and social enterprises from United States, Netherland, India, Cambodia and Japan.
Today, social investment is getting attention as an impact investment, with the increase of social investment bond and the rise of promising entrepreneurs. After March 11th of 2012, a number of funds have been created and supported rehabilitation of the communities in Tohoku region affected by the earthquake and the tsunami. This is an example of social investment attempts in Japan, in order to provide the long-term solutions to the critical issues with sustained support.

The Symposium invites discussions and experience-sharing from the guest speakers and participants. It will be an opportunity to exchange ideas such as how we can connect and integrate the social business to our society better and how we can create greater value through social investment.


6th, October, 2012 (Sat) 12:00-13:00 Registration
13:00-17:30 Symposium
18:00-20:00 Reception
7th, October, 2012 (Sun) 13:00-13:30 Registration

13:30-18:00 Symposium
The Nippon Zaidan Building

1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku Tokyo 107-8404, Japan

# Nearest stations are  Toranomon Station (Tokyo Metro, Ginza Line),
Tameikesannou Station (Tokyo Metro, Ginza Line and Namboku Line),
and Kokkai Gijido Station (Tokyo Metro, Marunouchi Line and Chiyoda Line).
# ARUN LAB is an affiliate of ARUN, LLC. which aims to research and promote social investment and social entrepreneurship.

*Entry Fee
2days     Non-members 6,000 Yen
Students/ARUN members  3,000 Yen
# Including reception fee
Only 6th  Non-members 4,000 Yen
Students/ARUN members  2,000 Yen
# Including reception fee
Only 7th  Non-members 3,000 Yen
Students/ARUN members  1,500 Yen

Please fill in the application form from here by 3th, October.


Program (Tentative):
# Simultaneous or consecutive interpretation between English and Japanese will be available.



<6th October 2012: Day1    Symposium>
12:00   Registration

13:00   Opening Session
Welcome message    Ms. Satoko Kono, ARUN/ ARUN LAB President

13:15    Keynote Address “Trend in Social Investment”
Mr. Ben Simmes, Managing Director, Oikocredit (Netherland)

# Oikocredit, a pioneer of social investment. Mr. Simmes will give a lecture on the principles of social investment and its world trend.

13:45  Plenary  ” The Forefront of World’s Social Investment ”
       Coordinator: Ms. Sachiko Nishioka, ARUN Partner
1) ARUN, LLC (Japan/ Cambodia)
Mr. LEM Chansamrach, Cambodia Representative
Ms. Sachiko Nishioka, ARUN Partner

2) Acumen Fund (United States)
Ms. Molly Alexander, Business Manager

3) Aavishkaar (India)
Mr. Vineet Rai, Managing Director

# Brief history, current investment activities and achievement of each organizations will be shared.

15:00  Break

15:15  Presentation “Pioneer of Social Business in Cambodia”
(from ARUN’s investees)

Dr. Yang Saing Koma, President (TBC)
2) Frangipani Villa Co. Ltd.
Mr. Chea Chan Theborras, Co-founder  (TBC)

# Brief history, current activities and achievement of each organizations and impact by social investment will be shared.

16:15  Panel Discussion ” How to improve the impact on Social Investment ”
     Coordinator:  Mr. Hiroshi Sato, ARUN Partner
     Panelist: Mr. Ben Simmes, Mr. Vineet Rai, Ms. Molly Alexander, Ms. Satoko Kono

# Ideas and experiences on scaling and improving the social and environmental impact will be explored. Floor will be opened for questions and discussions.

17:30    Closing and announcement of next dayfs session
Mr. Kazuyuki Tsuchiya, ARUN Director

18:00 – 20:00    Reception

<7th October 2012: Day 2 Symposium>
13:00    Registration

13:30    Opening Session and Welcome message

13:45    Group Seminar Sessions -Part 1-

A-1  Innovative process and challenges in social investment
Mr. Satoru Yamadera, Mr. Hiroyuki Tsuzaki, Mr. Ben Simmes, Mr. Vineet Rai,
Ms. Molly Alexander, LEM Chansamrach

B-1  Youth and social business: Social business planning in developing countries
Mr. Kengo Takeda, Dr. Yang Saing Koma,  Mr. Chea Chan Theborras

15:15    Cafe Salon (interaction)

16:00    Group Seminar Sessions -Part 2-

A-2  Measuring social and environmental impact:
How to evaluate and monitor social return on investment
Ms. Mari Iwata, Mr. Ben Simmes, Dr. Yang Saing Koma, Mr. Vineet Rai,
Mr. Hiroshi Sato, Mr. Chea Chan Theborras

B-2  Social investment and role of public sectors and foundations
Mr. Kazuyuki Tsuchiya, Ms. Sachiko Nishioka, Ms. Molly Alexander, Acumen Japan Chapter

17:30 Closing Session

Mr. Kakutaro Kitashiro, ARUN Partner, IBM
Ms. Satoko Kono, ARUN/ ARUN LAB President

18:00 Closing

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