December 2010- Charity & The Corporation

We are closing out 2010 CEO luncheons with a bang and getting ready for 2011.  It has been a great year and special thanks to all those with all the excellent topics, presentations, and discussions.  Many members so far have commented over the last few months how invaluable these meetings are to their insights in running businesses.

In December we’ll be looking at the topic of corporate charity.  Many companies are doing things not only to show society that they care socially but also because there is a satisfaction of helping others.  Other countries may be advanced when it comes to corporate social programs, but Japan seems to have some areas the CEO still needs to understand.  Rumors of companies being charged taxes for items they give to those in need are not exactly motivational.

Lowell Shepherd CEO (Asia) of HOPE International, a Canadian headquartered charity. HOPE has been operating for about 30 years and raises around $30,000,000/year to help the extremely poor with micro credit. In addition, HOPE operates low-key activities such as “Cow Banking”. Lowell will present on the Charity industry, laws and environment in Japan.

We’ll also be discussing what works and what doesn’t work for corporations wanting to do more.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


Roppongi Hills Club-51 fl.

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower,

6-10-1 Roppongi,

Minato-ku,Tokyo, 106-6151 Japan

Venue information here

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