Research Activities

Research Projects

Business and Human Rights in Emerging Markets: Baseline Study on Japanese Corporations, as well as the Challenges Ahead and Policy Proposals for Formulating a National Action Plan for the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights(2018_1_10_007)

Based on the commitment by the Japanese government to create a National Action Plan based on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, this research will survey how Japanese businesses should integrate the respect for human rights into their core operations, how Japanese companies can realize responsible businesses and responsible supply chains, and how the Japanese government can support them through its policies and measures.

April 2018 - March 2019

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] YAMADA Miwa
[Co-researcher] SATO Hiroshi
[Co-researcher] KOBAYASHI Masayuki
[Co-researcher] YANAI Akiko
[Co-researcher] INOUE Naomi
[Co-researcher] KINOSHITA Yukako (Chair, CSR Committee, Japan Business Council in Europe)
[Co-researcher] TAKAHASHI Daisuke (Attorney at Law, Partner, Shinwa Sohgoh Law Offices)
[Co-researcher] KURODA Kaori (Executive Director, CSO Network Japan)
[Co-researcher] DOI Kanae (Japan Director, Human Rights Watch)
[Co-researcher] MOTOBAYASHI Toshihiro (The Japanese Trade Union Confederation - RENGO)
[Co-researcher] OBA Tsuneo (Executive Director, Global Compact Network Japan)
[Co-researcher] USHIJIMA Keiichi (Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY Japan)
[Co-researcher] TOMITA Hidemi (Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited)
[Co-researcher] HASEGAWA Tomoko (Director, Education & CSR Bureau, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation))

  • IDE Policy Brief
  • Seminar
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