Non-profit organizations and volunteering is a common thing in many western nations. For Japan, the concept and understanding of doing volunteering to do something, giving finances towards helping others, and community service have a different understanding. However, companies that understand the effectiveness of team building toward reaching corporate goals have many times accelerated past their competition.

In the April CI meeting we will have a very special guest who has done more than built an influential organization. We’ll have Charles McJilton founder of Second Harvest sharing insights on CSR, how other companies are building their brand by helping others, and new concepts on how to contribute but actually receive funds back through their giving also known as Social Impact Bonds.

Looking forward to meeting you at the interactive CI lunch!

Date: 12 April 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Venue: Roppongi Hills Club –  Italian Restaurant- La Cucina
51F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi Minato-ku, 106-6151

About Our Guest-
Charles McJilton has been pioneering food banking in Japan for more than 18 years. He has a unique approach and philosophy based on on his more than 25 years involvement with those in need and his 15 months living in cardboard box alongside the Sumida River (January 1997- April 1998). He strongly believes that business practices can be used to improve the effectiveness of nonprofits. As the CEO and founder of Second Harvest Japan he is leading the development of a food safety-net for Tokyo to support 100,000 people by 2020. To fund this ambitious project he is promoting social impact bonds. During time with him he will share his philosophy and approach along with how social impact bonds are an innovative way to fund social change.

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